1965 289 Aluminum Rad/Electric Fan Swap

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  1. AimlessMoto

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    3 core or 4? What will fit and what brand should I go with?

    My stock rad has massive rot and I am not looking to re-core it, also wanting to ditch the whirling blade of death for a solid electric unit.

    Any help is appreciated!
     
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    I went with the champion 3 row in my 64 Sprint - the 4 row doesn't let enough air through it without having to use an electric fan, and even then it's pretty restricted.
     
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    I did some hackin' and whackin' to make room for a 25 inch tri-flow from Eastwood and the biggest thin electric fan from Derale Hacking Radiator Support.jpg final mods for awhile1.jpg
     
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    Well, the car is a cruiser and commuter. 3 cores would be nice, and I plan on using a 16" SPAL fan as they have great reviews. I will be getting rid of the stock steel fan all together.

    Trans cooler internal is a must.
     
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    You won't find a better fan than Spal, they are the best available.
     

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