Unless you install a fan on the cooler, the radiator model will out cool the
aftermarket type add on units. An extra cooler won't hurt either.
"Edward T. Dingo" wrote:
> Need some advice...Have a '57 3100, 6 stick, soon to be a 327
> w/powerglide. The radiator is 1 1/2 years new. While talking to my local
> radiator repair man, looking for some advice, he recommended keeping the
> 6 radiator and adding a tranny cooler. He said it would be much cheaper
> than adding cooler to inside of radiator. Plus, he showed me a factory
> tranny cooler from a radiator that he had disassembled. Real small!!!
> He said to figure gvw of the truck (5000 lb. ?) plus travel trailer
> that I will be occasionally pulling (1958 Trotwood, 16 ft., wt. is 1758
> lbs. according to title). 5000 plus 2000...do I get a cooler for 7000
> lbs gvw? This guy has been doing radiators for over 50 years, well known
> in the area. Guys at the parts stores shake their heads, say to get the
> biggest one they have, like for 1 ton dooleys pulling 5th wheelers.
> Bottom line, any one do something similar? How big a transmission cooler
> do I get? Thanks for the input people.
> '57 3100, awaiting transplant...
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