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Finding my 440 Belvedere runs a bit warmer then I would like.

The previous owner stuffed a 26" rad into the car but the rad support only has an opening for a 22" rad so it seems a bit useless and cobbled together. Also it has a set of flex-a-lite duel fans on it that are too small to cover the rad all the way to the bottom. Has about 3" of core with no fan/shroud. Again kinda cobbled together.

From what I can tell looking online these appear to be the flex-a-lite direct fit for Jeep CJ's. 2100cfm total flow.

I'd like to go to a 22" rad so it fits right and most likely a mechanical fan -prob a hayden 6 blade-

As far as rads go I am looking at two specifically. A Wizard Cooling direct fit with their aluminum mechanical fan shroud or a U.S radiator repro with a stock plastic shroud.

Prices are pretty similar. The engine bay has a black and raw aluminum look going on so I lean towards the aluminum myself. Opinions?
 

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i have been using the 26"version from classic industries.$399.been happy.aluminum.2 1"tubes.direct fit with stock fan shroud mounts.i am not sure but it looks just like the us radiator model so maybe they build it.it's called a desert cool series.keeps my big block cooled fine.
 

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Glen ray radiators look nice but the prices are too rich for my blood.

The car is not numbers matching or anything more then a nice street cruiser. Just looking to keep it cool.
 

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Glen ray radiators look nice but the prices are too rich for my blood.

The car is not numbers matching or anything more then a nice street cruiser. Just looking to keep it cool.

Give Bob a call anyway. He can either hook you up with a used piece or even if you don't buy something from him, he'll steer you in the right direction.
 

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go to the U.S. Radiator website. they have a bunch of options for a 22" radiator.
 

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I've seen the options just curious on quality. Not a lot of reviews online.
 

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Glen ray radiators look nice but the prices are too rich for my blood.

The car is not numbers matching or anything more then a nice street cruiser. Just looking to keep it cool.

Bob at Glen Ray beats my local radiator shop prices every time. I have got 7 radiators New or rebuilt from him, and 3 or 4 heater cores rebuilt.
 

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Prices on the website are north of a grand must be some big discounts to be had to get it down around $400
 

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Champion 3 row shipped to your door $240, check the b bodies parts section on moparts,it is where the guy advertises.No hassle return policy.
 

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i have been using the 26"version from classic industries.$399.been happy.aluminum.2 1"tubes.direct fit with stock fan shroud mounts.i am not sure but it looks just like the us radiator model so maybe they build it.it's called a desert cool series.keeps my big block cooled fine.
they're made by u.s. radiator.
 

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Anyone else running a 440 or 451 with 22" rad and happy? I am swapping from small block to big block, currently have 22" and thought 26" was required no matter what.
 

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i have two cars both with 440's and both with 22" radiators. one runs hot and the other runs cool. one has a 22" high efficency core, ceramic headers and very open under the hood for good air flow. this car never runs hot. the other has a moderate 3 row core, cast exhaust manifolds all that ramcharger/freshair crap under the hood and gets hotter than a $2 pistol. there's more to cooling than just the radiator size.
 

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Spend the money and go with a 22 from wizard and upgrade the core size. Pefect fit and the quality is far superior .
 

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I ordered my rad with shroud from Wizard on Monday. I went with the upgraded core as they recomended it too. Nice guys to talk to and very helpful. Their e-mail contat is really slow so it you are interested just call them.

Now I need to pick a new fan. I see flex-a-lite and hayden sell the same fan. Its a 6 blade non flex for clutch use. 7 blades seem to be tough to turn up.
 

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Anyone else running a 440 or 451 with 22" rad and happy? I am swapping from small block to big block, currently have 22" and thought 26" was required no matter what.

When I swapped my 383 for a 440, I stayed with the stock rad and it stayed cool in summer. Not a problem.
 

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