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I'm looking for a new standard shift radiator for my mustang that's better than the original v8 radiator. It over heats when idling for long periods of time and going up big hills.

Any recommendations would be great(links)!

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mustangsteve.com has some real killer aluminum units at a good price
 

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u should look into geting an electric fan for ur radiator. stock water pump mounted fans arent as good, plus ull gain some ponys there.
 

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+1 on the Mustang Steve aluminum radiator. It is $199 and a great deal and excellent construction and welds.


I modified my radiator supports to allow me to install his 20" aluminum radiator in place of the stock 17" one.
Here is the write up for the 20 inch conversion for 65-66 Mustangs:
http://www.mustangsteve.com/radiators.html

here is the link for the radiators:
http://www.mustangsteve.com/aluminumradiators.html

I have an electric fan also.
The 66 can idle in 90 degree weather and never hot now.

Good Luck
Ron
http://chris66dad.tripod.com/
 

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Thanks for the input. I'm looking to get the "20 Aluminum radiator from mustangsteve.com.

Any tips on the electric fan/s? Best to find these used(out of which cars?) or are they fairly cheap new?
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be careful with the electric fans...many won't fit.

the popular one is the taurus fan, but it won't fit "stock" radiator without triming the shroud, or relocating the entire radiator over one way or the other by a couple of inches (otherwise the snout of the fan motor hits the water pump.

I've heard of contour fans being used.

I know there are fans online you can by that are slim....I'm not familiar with them though
 

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If you are trimming the radiator support openings to accept the 20 inch radiator you will be moving the radiator about 1/2 inch forward. This gave us the needed room for the thickness of the radiator and the electric fan.
Ours is a restomod and we are not worried about "keeping it original".
Here is the 16 inch / 2300 cfm electric fan we went with ($99). You will also need a temperature controller and relay to turn it on and off:
Chrome Curved Blade Electric Fan

If you go electric on the fan you WILL need to upgrade your alternator to a 100 amp model to keep the battery charged.
We went with this chrome one ($72):
CHROME MUSTANG ALTERNATOR 100 amp 1965-1985 fords:eBay Motors (item 170344732290 end time Jun-19-09 19:51:14 PDT)

Good Luck
Ron
http://chris66dad.tripod.com/
 
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