Cold Case radiator installed

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  1. JJ300

    JJ300 Member

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    So... I developed a leak in my radiator. Shopped around to get it recored, ( to keep original), however, that turns out to be $$$$$. So, as I don't have a Hemi Cuda going to auction, I looked at aftermarket. Read the thread on Cold Case and decided to give them a try.
    The good:
    Priced reasonably
    Nice support when I called.
    Very nice product,
    Made to fit my 69 300.

    The bad:
    I had to elongate one slot, top passenger side
    My tranny fittings were 1/8" thread cold Case takes 1/4"..
    Shroud mounts us a 6 mm screw, and I could only get 4 out of 6 to line up.

    Now, none of the above is a deal breaker, just info for future reference. I plan to call them tomorrow and give them my specs from my car. Maybe something they can adjust for.

    After install, I test drove, 88 degrees today, in traffic...temp never busted 190.
    For the money, the above adjustments were no big deal. I would recommend Cold Case
    Pics show slot and installed, and temp.

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  2. Ccas

    Ccas Member FCBO Vendor

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    That install looks really good!

    I'm going to forward this topic to our product manager for him to review. Hopefully he can address the elongated hole and the issue you had with 2 of the 6 shroud holes.

    One thing I noticed that could bring your temps down another 5-10 degrees in traffic. Take a piece of rubber foam and install it between the radiator and the shroud along the top and bottom of the shroud to eliminate those little gaps. It will force ALL the air to be pulled through the radiator as apposed to currently where some of the hot engine are is getting pulled through.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    65Fury440 Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    What temp T stat are you running?
     
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    Not certain, but it acted like 180. As the car warmed up to 190, it would drop back down to 180-185.
     
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