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I am working with a friend who has a 65 Chevelle with a sb 427 in it and 4:11 gears. The engine dynoed at just over 650 hp. He is concerned about keeping it cool this summer since this is his first big bucks engine. We live in northern california where the temps will reach the hundred teens fairly frequently during the summer. The car does not have a/c. What brand and size radiators have you guys had good luck with?
 

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If he was not concerned about the amount of money it cost to build the motor he should not cut corners on a piece of the puzzle that could keep him from driving it.....the radiator. Spend the extra $$$$ and not have to worry.....Alumitech.
 

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I am working with a friend who has a 65 Chevelle with a sb 427 in it and 4:11 gears. The engine dynoed at just over 650 hp. He is concerned about keeping it cool this summer since this is his first big bucks engine. We live in northern california where the temps will reach the hundred teens fairly frequently during the summer. The car does not have a/c. What brand and size radiators have you guys had good luck with?

like one of the members stated .. you spent a ton of money to build the motor .. put in the right cooling system to be able to enjoy it .

here would be my suggestion if you have s/b or b/b auto trans and room for this fan kit

http://www.chevellecooling.com/m3_v...E A-66/67-A B/B - W/SPAL TWIN 11 INCH FAN KIT

and another choice if your short on room with the water pump
http://www.chevellecooling.com/m3_v...k Long water pump W/Spal twin 12 inch fan kit
Don
 

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He's not looking to cut any corners on this project. Money is no problem for him. He just wants some suggestions for good radiators that people have had good luck with. I'm sure that all of us have spent money on things just to have it not work out right. That's all. We will give Alumitech a call tomorrow. Thanks for the input it is much appreciated.
 

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HaHa, I won't lecture you...I'll just recommend a stock radiator for a '65 that had factory air-con or heavy-duty radiator option. My '65 has the basic 327 and no air-con; but the guy who bought it new ordered it with the heavy-duty radiator option. Looking at the tanks and core I'd expect it to cool a big-block just fine. Now if your friend is going to use his engine at the "...just over 650 hp..." output level sustained; he'll need a huge radiator. But just puttin' around Redding most of the time, stock should be just fine...Recore job was $250 in Fresno last year...

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Another vote for Don's Alumitech.......Its one of those items you can order and not have to worry about whats gonna show up on your door step.....1st class product and support.
 
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