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Adventurer 60
Posted 2017-10-30 6:59 AM (#551313)
Subject: After market Radiator 300G



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Is there any new radiators market for 1960-1962 Chrysler or forward lookers in general?
What have yous used to replace original busted radiator.
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wizard
Posted 2017-10-30 9:39 AM (#551326 - in reply to #551313)
Subject: Re: After market Radiator 300G



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I'm afraid that theres only the aluminum once and they look totally wrong in our cars.
You could re-core your radiator - I did this for my Saratoga.

Below, please find the radiator numbers that will fit on a '60 (next to sure that they fit '61 as well)

New Yorker 1903 356
New Yorker (AC) 1903 358
Saratoga US 1903 353 or 1903 356
Saratoga CAN 1903 359CC
300F (AC) 1903 358

'60 Dodge with 318 cui has # 2099 901 ( non AC ) . Fit direct on Saratoga/New Yorker and 300. The lower cooler hose has 4 mm less diameter on the radiator
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Adventurer 60
Posted 2017-10-30 5:34 PM (#551354 - in reply to #551313)
Subject: Re: After market Radiator 300G



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Well in this case if I got to choose between reliability and look, I might choose the one i can deal with, on strip, far from home on a hot summer day.
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mstrug
Posted 2017-10-30 9:12 PM (#551361 - in reply to #551313)
Subject: Re: After market Radiator 300G



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check out Flex-a-lite:

https://www.flex-a-lite.com/radiators/universal/universal-fit-downfl...

Or these guys:

https://www.performancecooling.com/3-row-aluminum-radiators/chrysler...



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wizard
Posted 2017-10-31 12:09 AM (#551373 - in reply to #551313)
Subject: Re: After market Radiator 300G



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The recored oem option with a new core that has more channels gives both the looks and the best cooling.
Aluminum is not as good as copper in heat exchange.
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Adventurer 60
Posted 2017-11-07 8:31 AM (#551775 - in reply to #551313)
Subject: Re: After market Radiator 300G



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Checked those numbers, one core i got has 1903 310 and another 1904 806, they are exactly same size, different overflow pipe thou
re coring costs + 400 euros
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wizard
Posted 2017-11-07 3:10 PM (#551798 - in reply to #551313)
Subject: Re: After market Radiator 300G



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I paid SEK 4500 5 years ago, a wallet pain, but I'm totally satisfied with the radiator - never a problem even in hot road trips or cruising.
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1960fury
Posted 2017-11-07 3:58 PM (#551804 - in reply to #551373)
Subject: Re: After market Radiator 300G



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wizard - 2017-10-31 12:09 AM


Aluminum is not as good as copper in heat exchange.


that is true but my aluminum radiator that weights 1/3 of the OE HD unit cools better than the OE radiator i use to run and on top of that the new one holds even less water.
i never regretted the switch to a new radiator, way cheaper than a recore, lifelong warranty and a very noticeable weight reduction in a critical area (ahead of the front wheels).
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Adventurer 60
Posted 2017-12-01 2:52 PM (#553493 - in reply to #551313)
Subject: RE: After market Radiator 300G



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Now its recored. It has twice much draws than original, 140.
Hope it's twice better
Costed a lot but whadda hek



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Powerflite
Posted 2017-12-01 4:18 PM (#553504 - in reply to #551373)
Subject: Re: After market Radiator 300G



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wizard - 2017-10-30 9:09 PM

The recored oem option with a new core that has more channels gives both the looks and the best cooling.
Aluminum is not as good as copper in heat exchange.


It is true that copper (400W/mK) conducts better than aluminum, but original radiators aren't made from copper. They are made from brass (110 W/mK). And they are soldered together (57 W/mK). Whereas aluminum radiators are fused together using aluminum (168 W/mK). The fins are where most of the heat is removed by the air flowing through them, but each of these fins must pass through the solder joint which has relatively poor conduction. Also, because of the weight, strength and cost of brass, manufacturers are limited by how much of it they can use. They must use smaller tube sizes to have tubes that are strong enough to hold the pressure, and not use larger tubes with really thick walls that would cost and weigh too much. But aluminum doesn't have these kinds of restrictions so the engineers can design the radiator for more optimal performance.

All of this together combines to give much better cooling performance with aluminum, and now they are also quite a bit cheaper too. I had overheating issues with a newly cored radiator in my '63 Nova wagon after I put an overdrive trans into it that dumped a lot of heat into the cooling system. But once I changed to a 2-row aluminum radiator, it never even thought about getting hot. Major improvement. But they do look bad in a classic car. So I try to keep using the originals when I can. But if I were pushed against a wall with a cooling issue towing a boat or whatever, I wouldn't hesitate to install an aluminum radiator.
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