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I cant find a comparison of features for mustang radiators
The Application will be:
-street-strip backup daily driver
-hot summers over 100^
-Supercharged Stroker 331
I have a large transmission cooler so the radiator does not need the auto cooler. But because my trans cooler is quite large, the engine radiator needs to be that much better...
So basically the best heat shedding BTU radiator would be the target.
I have found what I believe to be all the direct fit manufactures for 5.0 fox mustang:
4)FMS (basic alum with plastic tanks)
5)Flex-a-lite (most expensive [why??])
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Site/Vendor Manufacturer Model price TYPE Overall Thickness Core Thickness Tube Size
Summit Be-Cool 60011 $499.69 CROSSFLOW 3.000 in. 2.000 in. 1 in.
Summit Be-Cool 60165 $499.69 CROSSFLOW 3.000 in. 2.000 in. 1 in.
Summit Ford M-8005-C 279.95 Crossflow
Summit Flex-a-lite FLX-52100 $499.95 Crossflow 3.750 in. 2.500 in. 1 in.
Summit Fluidyne FHP20-93MU $369.95 Crossflow 2.400 in. 2.090 in. 1 in.
Summit Griffin 7-279BC-FXX $442.39 Crossflow 3.000 in. 2.250 in. 1 in.
Summit Griffin 7-579BC-FXX $542.69 Crossflow 1 1/4 in.
Summit Griffin 7-879BC-FXX $623.39 Crossflow 3.000 in. 3.000 in. 1 1/2 in.
I'm using a Griffin on mine. It's N/A. It's a great radiator. My thinking is that your S/C is going to need even a larger raditor than you think, maybe you need to go custom built. Expenbsive I know but ya gotta pay to play.......
GOOD,FAST, CHEAP-----------YOU CAN ONLY GET 2 OUT OF 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yeah I think you might be right... the engine is currently installed in my manual trans notch... its the 331 stroker in a ford sportsman block and it runs at the limit of the radiator as it is...
changing it to an AUTO with a SC will further tax the system. Im thinking that the largest "direct fit" types of aluminum radiators might fit the bill, I have a couple of the DCcontrols fan controllers, and am thinking that my flexalite black magic 5.0 fan might be the right choice in this application... that or the lincoln vii
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