Product Announcement : 3 Row All Aluminum for Dodge Van and Pickups

Back by Popular Demand:

Part Number (SKU) : 222275

3 Row All Aluminum Desert Cooling Radiator for:

70 - 78 B-Series/Ram Vans 318ci 5.2L
72 - 79 D/W Series Pickups 360ci 5.9L
74 - 78 Ramcharger                 400ci 6.6L

100 welded aluminum.  Upgrade for 18 x 26 Core size. 3 Rows for extreme desert cooling.

Core Dimensions: 18" x 26"
Overall Dimensions: 24" x 30"
Hose Locations:In - Driver, Out - Passenger
Core Thickness: 2 1/4
Tanks: 2-3/4
Rows: 3
Tank Construction: Aluminum
Core Construction: Aluminum
Inlet Diameter: 1 1/4
Outlet Diameter: 1 1/2
TOC: 1/8" NPT
EOC: NA
Mount: Bracket 28 3/16"

$229.95 in stock now.

item offers additional cooling over the copper OEM with a near stock fit.




Product Announcement : 3 Row All Aluminum for Dodge Van and Pickups

Back by Popular Demand:

Part Number (SKU) : 222275

3 Row All Aluminum Desert Cooling Radiator for:

70 - 78 B-Series/Ram Vans 318ci 5.2L
72 - 79 D/W Series Pickups 360ci 5.9L
74 - 78 Ramcharger                 400ci 6.6L

100 welded aluminum.  Upgrade for 18 x 26 Core size. 3 Rows for extreme desert cooling.

Core Dimensions: 18" x 26"
Overall Dimensions: 24" x 30"
Hose Locations:In - Driver, Out - Passenger
Core Thickness: 2 1/4
Tanks: 2-3/4
Rows: 3
Tank Construction: Aluminum
Core Construction: Aluminum
Inlet Diameter: 1 1/4
Outlet Diameter: 1 1/2
TOC: 1/8" NPT
EOC: NA
Mount: Bracket 28 3/16"

$229.95 in stock now.

item offers additional cooling over the copper OEM with a near stock fit.




Buying a Radiator for a Ford Flathead V8 Engine

Radiator Express sells 2 types of Ford Flathead V8 radiators online.  Below are pictures of both items as well as additional detail on identifying your type of engine prior to purchase.

SKU 221715
1942-1948 flathead V8 radiator. (click to visit web listing)



SKU 221701
1949-1953 flathead V8 Radiator (click to visit website)






Before ordering a radiator for your 1942-1948 Ford V8 flathead engine, it is important to figure what engine you are truly working with.  We refer to them as both early and late ford engines and sometimes the early engines can be identified as "war cars".  Below we have pictured both engine setups and how to identify which you have:

Late Model Engines:



Above is the newer 46 and up ford flathead setup.   The hoses are 1 1/4 on the top radiator connection and come down to the front of the block.  this is the most common setup for engine rebuilds for your 1933 to 1948 engines.


Early Model Engines (War Cars)

Above illustrates the top radiator hose running to the center area of the block.  This is the 1932-1946 ish early Ford Flathead engine.  The top hose connections are 1 3/4 in diameter.  This setup is quite rare as most restorations will be with the newer engine for 1946 and up.

Now that we know what the difference is, it's time to check the top hose connection of our existing radiator for it's diameter as well as see where the hose runs.

1 1/4 = should run to the front
1 3/4 = should run to the middle

If you have the 1 1/4. the item we sell online will be the stock drop in replacement for you.

If you have the 1 3/4, you can still use our radiator, but will be required to purchase a step up hose connection from 1 1/4 to 1 3/4 to use in conjunction with the radiator.  

Step up hose pictured to the right (Click link to purchase)

Radiator Express can also build a radiator for you with 1 3/4 inlet hose connections at request.

Which Thermostat to use with Electric Fan Wiring


It is best practice to use a thermostat that matches the sensor activation temperature on the wiring kit you have purchased.

For example, we sell a wiring kit that has 185/170 temperature sensor (illustrated below).  This item will activate fans @ 185 degrees.


Running this item with a 185 thermostat would match the activation temperature of the of the sensor and allow the fans to kick on when above 185.

Issue: Many vehicles come with a 195 degree stock thermostat.

Running this item with a 195 thermostat would result in the fans being on at all times.  Why?  The vehicle will be maintaining a 195 degree temperature and the sensor will then think the vehicle is hot at all times and keep the fans kicked on.

This presents an issue.  Why would you need a sensor wiring when the fans would be on all the time?  Answer: you would not!  If you will stick with a stock 195 degree thermostat, then you will not need this type of wiring.  You can then just use straight single or dual relay wiring as pictured below.


If one wanted to stay with a 195 degree thermostat, they can swap the sensor in their wiring to a high activate temperature.  below is a picture of a sensor that is set for 195 degree activation.



Which Thermostat to use with Electric Fan Wiring


It is best practice to use a thermostat that matches the sensor activation temperature on the wiring kit you have purchased.

For example, we sell a wiring kit that has 185/170 temperature sensor (illustrated below).  This item will activate fans @ 185 degrees.


Running this item with a 185 thermostat would match the activation temperature of the of the sensor and allow the fans to kick on when above 185.

Issue: Many vehicles come with a 195 degree stock thermostat.

Running this item with a 195 thermostat would result in the fans being on at all times.  Why?  The vehicle will be maintaining a 195 degree temperature and the sensor will then think the vehicle is hot at all times and keep the fans kicked on.

This presents an issue.  Why would you need a sensor wiring when the fans would be on all the time?  Answer: you would not!  If you will stick with a stock 195 degree thermostat, then you will not need this type of wiring.  You can then just use straight single or dual relay wiring as pictured below.


If one wanted to stay with a 195 degree thermostat, they can swap the sensor in their wiring to a high activate temperature.  below is a picture of a sensor that is set for 195 degree activation.



MOUNTING AN ELECTIC RADIATOR FAN

While all electic fans are not created equal, the installation and setup is generally very similar.  First, check what has come with your fan.  if you intend on "core" mounting your fan, you will need radiator zip ties, mounting feet and screws.  Some fans will come with tabs for mounting and others may have the tabs already pre-attached to the unit.

THROUGH THE CORE MOUNTING INSTRUCTIONS:

Attach the mounting tabs to the electric fan.

Position the electric fan against the radiator and mark the spots for mounting. Align the mounting points with the radiator fins avoiding direct alignment with the tubes.(Some applications may have A/C condenser and/or transmission coolers on the front of the radiator. Additional adjustments or modifications may be necessary for installation)

Push on the speed nuts until snug.


WIRING INSTRUCTIONS:

fan wiring:

Attach the red fan motor wire to a 12V positive ingnition controlled source, e.g fuse box.  use a 20 amp inline fuse for each fan

Attach the black fan motor wite to a ground, e.g. negative side of the battery, chassis etc.


Note: Disconnect the battery prior to wiring any product!!

MOUNTING AN ELECTIC RADIATOR FAN

While all electic fans are not created equal, the installation and setup is generally very similar.  First, check what has come with your fan.  if you intend on "core" mounting your fan, you will need radiator zip ties, mounting feet and screws.  Some fans will come with tabs for mounting and others may have the tabs already pre-attached to the unit.

THROUGH THE CORE MOUNTING INSTRUCTIONS:

Attach the mounting tabs to the electric fan.

Position the electric fan against the radiator and mark the spots for mounting. Align the mounting points with the radiator fins avoiding direct alignment with the tubes.(Some applications may have A/C condenser and/or transmission coolers on the front of the radiator. Additional adjustments or modifications may be necessary for installation)

Push on the speed nuts until snug.


WIRING INSTRUCTIONS:

fan wiring:

Attach the red fan motor wire to a 12V positive ingnition controlled source, e.g fuse box.  use a 20 amp inline fuse for each fan

Attach the black fan motor wite to a ground, e.g. negative side of the battery, chassis etc.


Note: Disconnect the battery prior to wiring any product!!