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 Posted: 10-03-2005 05:25 pm
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Joel
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I thought I saw someone post info on an aluminum radiator for the JH. Anyone know of one that's available? I may just go with the 3 core from JHPS but would like to get an idea on the cost of a sexy aluminum one. . .

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 Posted: 10-04-2005 01:46 pm
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Judson Manning
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Joel,

There is no drop-in aluminum replacement, but you can get Griffen, Afco, et. al. to build you a custom one ($$$$).  I'm running a Scirroco style one on the 910/907 hybrid, but it required a custom installation that' not for the timid.

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 Posted: 10-04-2005 02:15 pm
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Thanks for the comment. I think I have other places to spend my $$ and time.

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 Posted: 10-05-2005 10:40 pm
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I looked into aluminum radiators a while back and made up a drawing for a drop-in replacement. Ron Davis and Griffin were up for it. Afco couldn't do the necessary dimensions. Fluidyne shut down their custom shop.

As I recall I was looking at over $700 for a custom with all the features I wanted. Haven't ruled it out but it moved way down the priority list. I'll probably end up going with a U.S. Radiator re-core on mine.


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 Posted: 10-07-2005 06:02 pm
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My understanding is that US Radiators makes some pretty junky stuff, typical big auto parts chain rubbish these days. They are notorious for failure and do not seem to have high regard in the industry to say the least. Sorry to be blunt, but as I see it, saving money on poor quality products is a fool's game in my experience. The Club Store's remanufactured radiators are very high quality cores that are manufactured in California by Craig, they only sell wholesale. All rebuilding is done locally for us by highly skilled professionals that are deservedly proud of their work, and you get a high quality product that will last many years.

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 Posted: 10-10-2005 07:13 am
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...and not only top performance high quality stuff as Greg rightfully noted, but you keep the car stock looking too. And for me this counts heavily too.

I mean, my new 2.2L engine is 210BHP and has lots of torque so i want to make sure it gets the right cooling in all kinds of conditions. But my choice is definitely the JHPS recored stock radiator! Better performance over the stock 2 core and vintage.

...oh and did i tell you...$290 (what a bargain considering the $700 for a custom alu one)

 

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 Posted: 08-01-2013 02:39 am
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On E-Bay 130957944202

1972 1973 1974 1975 Jensen Healey 3 ROW Champion Performance Radiator (CC7454)

Anyone know if this is a good deal?

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 Posted: 08-05-2013 08:38 pm
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I have seen one in service with positive comments from the owner.
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 Posted: 08-05-2013 11:01 pm
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I have one of these in my car and know of a second one in a friend's car. Both fit well out of the box and are of high quality. It cools at least as well and maybe better than a traditional 3 row.

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 Posted: 08-07-2013 05:41 am
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I have a champion 3 core in my jensen. It has stopped my overheating and was a good fit. Cost around 200.00. Looks great well worth the money. Look on ebay they come up from time to time then sell out fast.

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 Posted: 08-09-2013 09:38 pm
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This Champion 3 row core radiator was the second thing I got for VIN #11602. The cap will draw coolant back from an overflow tank when the engine has cooled off. The one in the car that it came with did not and the radiator was two row original copper and needed to be re-cored. It had more green patina than black paint for a finish! The Champion at $200 is a great deal. It has a very nice brass drain cock. Solid tabs to mount to the body and very nice welds. I teflon tapped the over flow nipple in the neck of the radiators opening to assure it was water tight. I have repositioned and re-plumbed the overflow tank so that the oil lines clear it and that it sits down as low as I can get it in the engine compartment. Now there is room for a cold air intake above this tank if I find the induction roar of the Webers too much through the pair of K&N filters and trumpets!

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 Posted: 10-30-2014 11:57 am
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The Griffin universal radiator 26221-XS fits the GT with minor modifications and only costs 173$ but next time I would probably order one which is just an inch smaller so I wouldn't have to make the holes for the oil cooler hoses bigger. Photos will follow as soon as the job is completly finished.

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 Posted: 10-31-2014 06:52 pm
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I had a look at this for my GT but the tube size is listed as one inch (25.4mm) instead of 32mm and the picture shows the inlet and outlet as diagonally opposite from where they should be. Are you sure the part number listed is correct?
Gordon

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 Posted: 11-02-2014 08:20 pm
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The number should be correct. it s top fitting at passenger side (for LHD) and bottom fitting at the drivers side which is the same as original. Just the filler cap is at the other side.
You are correct about the tube size. Also the outlet is a bit bigger but Summit sells an adapter hose which fits the rad and the engine. I would be happy to send you a scan of the invoice from Summit with all part numbers.

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 Posted: 11-02-2014 08:32 pm
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http://www.summitracing.com/int/parts/gri-1-26221-xs

this is the link to the rad I bought.
Following changes I had to make:
1: cut the radiator frame at the drivers side to make room for the bigger water tanks (from U shape to L shapr)
2: move the oil cooler hoses a bit closer to the mud guards (drill the hole where the hoses go to a bit bigger)
3: make new brackets

for anybody interested I am happy to sejd pics

Last edited on 11-02-2014 08:32 pm by Schorse

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 Posted: 11-02-2014 09:54 pm
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I googled Griffin 25221-xs and went to Griffins web site

http://www.griffinrad.com/load_details7.php...26221-xs

You can see the tube dimensions are different.

Also tried

http://www.shopdaza.com/.../3659--griffin-radiator-1-26221-xs-classiccool-26-x-16-2...

On this site the inlet and outlet are diagonally opposed to where they should be as well as the tube dimensions being one inch.

Seems to be multiple choices so congratulations on finding one that suits.

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 Posted: 11-03-2014 06:08 am
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I just googled 26221 and always find the same although I do remember that once the description was wrong...
the 26221 x and 26221 xs are basically the same the xs just has a straight outlet.
You can see a photo of the radiator in my car here:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/dcq0cs9hldtwqeo/20141020_110403.jpg?dl=0

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