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RE: [oletrucks] radiator

To: K50Chevy@aol.com
Subject: RE: [oletrucks] radiator
From: "Carl & Becky Ham" <the_hams@hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2004 08:43:52 -0500
A little more information about your truck and what you plan to use it for 
would be helpful (are you restoring or resto-rodding?,  do you have air 
conditioning?, do you drive in hot weather/cold weather?, and etc.).

I've bought many parts from Chevy Duty and have been pleased with their 
quality and price.  My truck is a mild resto-rod with a 283 V-8 and 200 4R 
auto trans, no air conditioning.  I have a Chevy Duty radiator with internal 
trans cooler.  I've had no problems with my set-up, and run a 165 degree 
thermostat.  I've driven in 95 degree plus heat in a parade (lots of 
idleing) and not had an overheating problem.  I have a 5-blade engine belt 
driven Flex-Fan and chrome fan shroud

Griffen and Walker also make good radiators for street rods and you can buy 
them in various configurations, capacities and materials.  Think about how 
you want your engine compartment to look, figure for the 'worst-case' 
senario (hot ambient temperatures and air conditioning), and how souped-up 
your 350 is going to be.  It's better to plan ahead and have alittle more 
capacity than you need rather than have to buy another radiator in a couple 
of years.

Hope this helps and Good Luck!!

Carl Ham
'56 Chevy Stepside Pickup
Sparland, IL

>From: K50Chevy@aol.com
>Reply-To: K50Chevy@aol.com
>To: oletrucks@Autox.Team.Net
>Subject: [oletrucks] radiator
>Date: Sun, 17 Oct 2004 19:05:26 EDT
>Well, my 50 chevy truck is almost ready to start, but the man at the 
>shop said my radiator is no good. So I'm looking at radiators, I saw one in
>the Chevy Duty catalog, any comments before I order? I have a 350sbc with 
>automatic and it looks like they sell one just for my truck, but its nice 
>hear if anyone else has good/bad feedback. Because we all know what a drag 
>it is
>to pay 350. dollars for something that doesn't fit or work like it should.
>   Thanks, Ken

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