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    Default Aftermarket Radiator

    I'm having problems keeping my 396 cool in traffic. Currently running an ebay aluminum 3 core which seems pretty well constructed. I also have a new stock radiator and they both pretty much act the same.

    I don't mind spending the money on a good radiator as long as it solves the issue. What's everyone's experience on DeWitts, ECP, BeCool, etc?
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    Do you have a stick car or auto.

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    Stock fans? I have a Griffin radiator in my car with a pair of flex-a-lite fans that move way more air over stock. It may be worth trying a different set of fans versus swapping the radiator. Or do both and call it a day. I have no experience with the brands you referenced, but I'm sure they would perform the same or better than the ebay rad.

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    Do you have the AC installed? The reason I'm asking is because I have mine completely ripped out and there are huge gaps by the radiator end tanks. The stock shrouding to prevent the gap only works with the condensor, so I was thinking about making my own shrouds using garolite sheets to force more air through the radiator core.

    Another thing I noticed is that my engine bay gets super heat soaked with my Harwood. I used to have a cowl hood that had a huge opening by the wiper cowl, but the Harwood seals to it instead. I'm going to cut some vents in the back to see if it helps.

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    Yea, I have new LS style fans. do you have a link to the ones youre running?
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    yea, i have ac. I'm running a WS6 hood. I've actually been considering swapping to a cowl hood. Or at least remove the hood seal
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    Quote Originally Posted by ElkySS View Post
    Yea, I have new LS style fans. do you have a link to the ones youre running?
    Sadly I do not. I bought the rad/fan combo from someone many years ago when they were parting out their car. Similar to these: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/flx-105422

    I also had the mounting location changed of the rad. Check out my lengthy build thread (link in sig) for pictures. I finally got around to installing the BP Automotive fan controller "recently."

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