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radiator... how to calculate sizing...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jekbrown, Jun 17, 2006.

  1. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    I want to get an all-aluminum radiator from Summit for my K5 Truggy. Question is, what size should I get? Over-kill kindset says to just get the biggest one they offer (31"x19"?) but my rig is narrowed and the hoods front is lower than stock, so if practical, a slightly smaller one could work as well. Question is, how do you know what size you need. My engine is a mild 350, fans will be windstar electrics.

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    Aluminum radiators cool so good that I don't think you can miss....

    I ran the small Summit radiator (like 26" wide at the outside of the tanks) w/ the 454 and never had a problem..
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  3. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    cool beans, thats what I'm talkin' about! Guess I'll just get whatever fits my narrowed front end the best then. :thumb:

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