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1968 GTO radiator?

Hi forum,

Just wondering......I bought a APDI radiator(150 bucks) for my GTO. Will it do? I think it is a 2 core. Quality/price seems reasonable....?

I dont do any `thrashy` driving....just normal cruising...

Let me know what you guys do.....and use....
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things I think about on warm running Pontiac engines

a quality waterpump with correct cast iron impeller
with
a correctly clearanced divider plate
and
the factory shroud and gm fan
and
a quality thermostat
properly working distributor /timing
correct pulleys
and of course other items

outside temp your driving in ,,, ac car ? big tranny cooler out front

that radiator might be fine .....
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Yes...I agree totally. All the the other items(water pump, thermostat, etc) I have bought for the engine are ACDelco.

The reason I ask about the radiator is, I have read (on this forum and others) that even though you buy an expensive rad, you may still have cooling problems.........just wondering....

Sure...I would like a Cold Case or equivalent....but are they better??

My car is a 4sp.....
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Yes...I agree totally. All the the other items(water pump, thermostat, etc) I have bought for the engine are ACDelco.

The reason I ask about the radiator is, I have read (on this forum and others) that even though you buy an expensive rad, you may still have cooling problems.........just wondering....

Sure...I would like a Cold Case or equivalent....but are they better??

My car is a 4sp.....

Don't worry so much. You bought it, so use it and go from there. There are many opinions and everyone has one. Someone may praise one brand and talk down another brand. Was it really the radiator or was it something else within the cooling system? Price does not always mean it is the best radiator. So just use what you have ordered and go from there.
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Great, level headed advice....awesome!
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