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I posted this in engine and drivetrain as well.

I would like to get an AFCO radiator from what I have read here, but I really can't wait 4 weeks to get one. How would the 3 row Modine compare against the AFCO? I will be running a ~470 horse 454 in my 65 chevelle. Will the 3-row Modine bolt right in, and how is the cooling performance?? do you guys think that I should really run a 4-row radiator??

thanks again, this board is the best source of info I have ever found

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Modines are EXCELLENT. We install them all the time at my shop. High quality and reasonably priced, too.

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I run a Modine 3 row behind my 396. Runs about 170 on a cool night and 195 in stop and go summer traffic.

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I run the three-row Modine with a pretty stout small block. Good quality unit, perfect bolt-in fit, good price, no sweat with cooling the car down here in hot, muggy Georgia.
 

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I couldn't wait either. Got a 4 row Modine to back up our big block and added a B&M Super Cooler for the tranny all in one morning. Great price and seems to be a very well constructed piece (both). I'm very pleased.

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Where did you guys get your modines? Also, does anyone have the part number for a 65? I am debating between getting a 3 or 4 row radiator. If I am running a 454 at about 475 horse, is a 4-core necessary? I have heard that 4-core radiators are not direct bolt ins.

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Replaced my old radiator a year ago with a Modine heavy duty. My car is a 72. Local parts store (Grayco) had it in stock. Dropped right in, no mods or monkeying around. No problems with it yet. Call your parts stores and see if they have one around. You never know....

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Sitting here with a few pages of a Modine catalog: 65s call for a Modine 281 BUT this is only a 2 row. A 289 for a 66-67 is a 3 row with the same dimensions but it has a double flange mounting bracket thingie instead of the single flange . This would move it in/out from the initial position, possibly. You are surely not interested in originality with that mill in the Chevelle so go a Radiator shop (Not Pep Boys et al ) and have them show you a 289 and match it to your car. Also possible are probs with shroud and fan clearance. Am Not really familiar with 65s, but more so with the cross flow radiators. Believe me an indepent radiator shop will work with you more than the chains. By the by, Modines are good and have a one year warranty.
 

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I put a modine in my 66 three years ago. About a year ago it started leaking from the top tank where it is soldered to core. I had the leak fixed, at my expense, and it has since started leaking from another spot. I suggest getting your Harrison re-cored. After all the Harrison lasted well over 30 years. The Modine, at least mine, lasted less than 3 years. Modine is not on my "buy from again" list. BTW, I run 50/50 anti-freeze and a 16 lb cap.

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I put a Modine 2 row in my '67 six-banger 9 years ago. It looks like the original except for the lack of finger guard on the top tank (nobody has those available); I still have the original stored. One minor difference was in the drain petcock; it faces inwards towards the engine whereas the original was on the very bottom. I have never had any leaks or overheating with mine.
 
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