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Looking into a new radiator

Hi,
I'm in need of a new radiator. Have a 66 GTO tri power manual
Can anyone suggest brand names to investigate. I would like to go to an aluminum but I would like to keep the look up on top original
any suggestions would be appreciated.
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be cool, or griffin both make drop in replacement radiators but they are natural aluminum color- I got a griffin and then painted it black with some high heat paint specifically for radiators
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Thanks, I'll look into both . I can't believe the money they want for the (be cool)
Pontiac's are $500.00 plus and Chevy's are $300. What's up with that?
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Pontiac's better
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just limited production for the pontiacs- watch ebay I got mine from a griffin dealer that sells returns or blems- I paid around $250 for a brand new griffin that was blemed because of ugly weld.it looked fine to me and was guaranteed. the company is southern rods & parts 864-848-0601 his seller id is lumpkinsgarage on ebay
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I had mine rebuilt by a local radiator shop.
Heck of a lot cheaper than buying a new one.
You may want to try that route first.
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has anyone tried the summit racing radiators? price around ~$290
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I had mine rebuilt by a local radiator shop.
Heck of a lot cheaper than buying a new one.
You may want to try that route first.
+1, I had the radiator recored in my Grand Prix for $130.
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I put in a Rodney Red. This was two year's ago, and at that time a be cool would not fit. One's for a Chevelle are to wide for a Pontiac, so you would have to cut out your supports. The Rodney Red fits just fine, but you can not use the rubber mounts in the bottom supports, because it is to big.
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