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Radiator, Hi guys. Need to make vice on a new radiator for my 1966 Pontiac GTO with the air conditioning. Must’ve picked up a rock or something it’s got a hole in the middle of the radiator and I don’t wanna try and get it fixed. Thanks for any suggestions
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Been doing a little research not much. Northern radiator or cold case radiator. Which one do you suggest or Something different
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Northern radiator seems pretty expensive. Looked at Champion radiator. Seems more reasonable but I don’t like the top tank look. Looking for something that’s more stock in appearance. So far cool case is the only one. Would really appreciate some input from you guys. Thanks
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Northern radiator seems pretty expensive. Looked at Champion radiator. Seems more reasonable but I don’t like the top tank look. Looking for something that’s more stock in appearance. So far cool case is the only one. Would really appreciate some input from you guys. Thanks
You might find something by doing a Google search in the upper right hand corner. Other projects have had radiator suggestions.

My opinion is that you just pick one and go with it. The subject is like asking which oil is best. You can do a bigger web search and find pro's and con's on just about every radiator out there. Lot of personal opinions.
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Try US Radiator, they make them just like original, look good. I had them make me a four core just like I had but added bigger down tubes for better cooling. Just google them and check the website,...

You can call them they were very helpful, good luck
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Northern radiator seems pretty expensive. Looked at Champion radiator. Seems more reasonable but I don’t like the top tank look. Looking for something that’s more stock in appearance. So far cool case is the only one. Would really appreciate some input from you guys. Thanks
I bought a 3 or 4 core radiator from ECP Engineering cooling products for my camaro off of Ebay 3/4 years ago. Working great.Got a large two row from ebay as well. Looks close to original and fit well. Just have not tried it yet. Here is a pic. Search ebay for 67 gto aluminum radiator when you find this one click to see it then get on see other items and look for the one you need.
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When I did mine, the rad shop replaced just the core and left the upper and lower tank in place. Stays original....sort of!
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About 2 years ago, I replaced the original radiator in my '71 GTO, with one from Cold Case. To my knowledge, nothing wrong with the original except it was old and I wanted a more modern one. Didn't want to take any chances. The Cold Case bolted right in and looks just like it belongs there. No problems thus far.
Should also mention that I bought an all welded, 2 row aluminum radiator, from Intercity Car Parts, in Ohio, for my '62 SS 409. It looks well constructed and bolted right in. I don't think it has a manufacturer's name on it. Probably an import from China. This radiator was almost half the price of others for what I think is pretty much the same thing. I think that is what got my attention. This radiator works perfectly. Keeps my 409 engine at 180-185 degrees all day long on a hot July day. I have no complaints about the Cold Case radiator. Certainly a well constructed radiator. To do over again, I think I would have looked at Intercity to see if they might have one for my GTO, Nicholas.
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I purchased this one 2 years ago, no regrets.
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About 2 years ago, I replaced the original radiator in my '71 GTO, with one from Cold Case. To my knowledge, nothing wrong with the original except it was old and I wanted a more modern one. Didn't want to take any chances. The Cold Case bolted right in and looks just like it belongs there. No problems thus far.
Should also mention that I bought an all welded, 2 row aluminum radiator, from Intercity Car Parts, in Ohio, for my '62 SS 409. It looks well constructed and bolted right in. I don't think it has a manufacturer's name on it. Probably an import from China. This radiator was almost half the price of others for what I think is pretty much the same thing. I think that is what got my attention. This radiator works perfectly. Keeps my 409 engine at 180-185 degrees all day long on a hot July day. I have no complaints about the Cold Case radiator. Certainly a well constructed radiator. To do over again, I think I would have looked at Intercity to see if they might have one for my GTO, Nicholas.
I meant Auto City Classics; not Intercity Car Parts. My apologies, Nicholas.
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