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Old 08-08-2017, 06:05 AM
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What/where is thebest place to get an aftermarket radiator? I hear ron davis is good. Prices?? Used or new, i am open for suggestions.

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What/where is thebest place to get an aftermarket radiator? I hear ron davis is good. Prices?? Used or new, i am open for suggestions.

john
Just did Ron Davis on my Callaway Z It's awesome. Why are you doing the radiator? Just curious
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I am going to a 402 8n the future and it leaks now...sooo seems like a logical move for now.
where did you get yours? Price?
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I am going to a 402 8n the future and it leaks now...sooo seems like a logical move for now.
where did you get yours? Price?
got mine from RD can't remember what I paid off the top of my head. I have a 402 but haven't installed
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I have DeWitts. The quality is top notch.
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Stock CLEAN radiator works fine too. Fan kick in and thermostat will need to be addressed.
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I have DeWitts. The quality is top notch.
, dual capacity.
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I like the old fuidyne but they are gone

they made an old half and half radiator that integrated the oil cooler and really did a nice job

the stock rad is very efficient, but plan on changing them every 10 years as the plastic is junk and they separate

they get dirty as all get out and are hard to clean too
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I like the old fuidyne but they are gone

they made an old half and half radiator that integrated the oil cooler and really did a nice job

the stock rad is very efficient, but plan on changing them every 10 years as the plastic is junk and they separate

they get dirty as all get out and are hard to clean too
My fluidyne works well in HOT Arizona
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General question (from my 'hot-rodding dayz'):

A radiator shop I was dealing with told me they could custom build anything I needed, if something wasn't available.

Has anyone had this done recently? Curious what the cost(s) or experiences might have been, and (most especially) how costs compare to the big name parts, e.g. DeWitts, Ron Davis, etc?)
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General question (from my 'hot-rodding dayz'):

A radiator shop I was dealing with told me they could custom build anything I needed, if something wasn't available.

Has anyone had this done recently? Curious what the cost(s) or experiences might have been, and (most especially) how costs compare to the big name parts, e.g. DeWitts, Ron Davis, etc?)
I just got a quote on Ron Davis 1-16CV8996, 688$ + shipping
DeWitts double row/Manual car 1139090M 529.99 + shipping
I would like to see if anyone had performance knowledge that would elaborate on which is really the best bang for your buck.
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Be-Cool
DeWitts

Stock CLEAN radiator works fine too. Fan kick in and thermostat will need to be addressed.


Long story, but Pete provided me with a stock radiator out of a car who's owner was upgrading to a bigger (DeWitts, or the like).

Before installing it, I soaked the core with Simple Green and then pressure-washed it. Boy! The amount of crud that came out of the fins was amazing! Years of collected dirt and plant seeds and dead grass, etc.

I installed it in my Z, along with a wire screen mesh to filter out the at least the bigger stuff like grass clippings, etc. Marc Haibeck's chip turns on both fans at ~ 205F, and off at 200F, and in the years since, It has seldom got above 210 in traffic.

Apparently, I don't drive it in such a way that temperature was ever an issue, far as a stock (CLEAN) radiators goes...
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I just got a quote on Ron Davis 1-16CV8996, 688$ + shipping
DeWitts double row/Manual car 1139090M 529.99 + shipping
I would like to see if anyone had performance knowledge that would elaborate on which is really the best bang for your buck.
I have a Ron Davis in my 94 ZR-1 and it looks and works great. However, to answer your best bang question I would go with the DeWitts double row 1139090M. While at Corvettes of Carlisle last week I spent some time talking with a DeWitts factory engineer at the ZIPs booth who had cutaway radiator sections on display that showed design details and construction quality. We are lucky to have great small companies around like DeWitts who produce superior products at affordable prices for all years of Corvettes.
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the dewitts with their dual fan setup was pretty impressive, major difference over the stocker (and was always cleaned) ran cooler overall and when temps did creep up in traffic the fans brought temps down right now
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