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Foxbody Radiator?

I'm in need of a reasonably priced radiator for a 1993 Foxbody. I was looking at the Griffin 2 core radiator for a manual trans for about $275. Does anybody have any experience with this unit? Or can you recomend one that is cheaper that can cool about 750+ HP? I'll be running dual puller 13 1/2 inch electric fans on it as well (4600 cfm). Let me know what you guys think. I need to get this ordered. Thanks in advance!


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I'm not sure that a 2 core will meet your needs.

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I'm not sure that a 2 core will meet your needs.
That is kind of what I was thinking but I can't find anything else out there that are much different. Some are way more expensive but as far as dimensions and # of cores go they appear to be the same. This thing will see very limited street use (cruise nights, racing will be done at the track) so I wanted to make sure that I could get something that will be able to cool these 521 cubic inches.

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I don't think you will have an issue with that radiator. I ran one of the summit rads in my Torino, it was around a 650hp 514 with a moroso electric water pump drive, and that car never went above 180deg. It was a bracket car, with the very occasional car cruise/show.

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I don't think you will have an issue with that radiator. I ran one of the summit rads in my Torino, it was around a 650hp 514 with a moroso electric water pump drive, and that car never went above 180deg. It was a bracket car, with the very occasional car cruise/show.
Was the Summit radiator a 2 core as well?

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Almsot all good quality aluminum units are 2 core usually with 3/4"-1" cores, if it won't cool with 2 1"cores you have other issues.

Some companies do make 3 cores but your looking at $500+ and you shouldn't need it.

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Yup.

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Was the Summit radiator a 2 core as well?
I'm using the Howe Circle Track Radiator Part# HRE-342EF $205.95 from Summit Racing in my 89 Mustang with a 466 BBF.I had to do a lot of trimming and make radiator brackets but it works fine.I drive my car on the street all the time and it runs 180 to 195 degrees depending on outside temperature.I'm also using a 15" waterpump driver mechanical fan.

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I forgot to mention the HRE-342EF radiator is 31"x19",Later Mark
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Championradiators.com part number mc138. Polished tanks, 60 day money back no questions return policy. They list it for $279.98. My cousin owns a shop near then so I got it a bit cheaper. I have not installed it yet, but it looks NICE. I can post pictures of it later if you'd like? Its a 4 core
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Championradiators.com part number mc138. Polished tanks, 60 day money back no questions return policy. They list it for $279.98. My cousin owns a shop near then so I got it a bit cheaper. I have not installed it yet, but it looks NICE. I can post pictures of it later if you'd like? Its a 4 core
Yes.. Post a pic plesae. I'd like to see it. How wide is it being a 4 core and all?

Do you happen to have all the dimensions on it now that I think about it?

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Length end to end.


Height including top and bottom mounting tabs.


Width front to back


Overall look

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