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I am looking at the Champion radiators for my 68 fastback and noticed that they have three width sizes 16.5 19' and 24.25. How do you attach the 19 or 24.25 inch radiator? Did you use custom brakets? Do you have pictures? How good our these radiators? Any leaks?

Thanks for your suggestions.
 

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Yours is a timely post. A friend of mine just did one for a customer
on a 1968 coupe. I saw the box yesterday when I was over there
shooting the $#@*
The Champion box said part number C338. Basically a Fairlane design,
I believe the customer picked it up at California Mustang.
21" tall (22" at the cap) x 25 3/4" Wide (Including Brackets)
On Champion's website they list an EC 338 as ok for Mustangs,
67-70 and an oversize app for 65/66.
I can see it being a PITA for 65/66. You'd definitely be messing
with the hole in the radiator support. Even the 68 he was working
on was not really a bolt on situation.
The big beef is the side rails where you would be throwing some
bolts through to mount the radiator to the support. Rails are not
really very wide and holes in the rails put the bolt right up against
the side of the radiator.
 

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I just installed a 29"X19" FORD ALUMINUM RADIATOR HC-6007-F-RAD, things a monster. I'm running 2 12" electric fans side by side on a 180 thermostat relay. Love it.

Put it in my 67 mustang no mods whatsoever
 

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I installed a '68 24" stock sbf rad. for AC in my '67. I could have used the stock up/low brackets for '68 but didn't like the look and have heard stories of poor repop lower brackets. Now this is a stock 3+ core rad. so I don't know what the champions look like. I fabbed my own side brackets out of alum. flat bar and PC'd them. I used carriage bolts to not touch the rad. fins and used 'elevator' bolts from Lowe's to mount the shroud and not touch the fins.
Hope this helps, easy to do, all drill and bolt as I don't weld,








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I do not have a radiator in the car now, but the opening is 24 inches. I will assume the 24 inch radiator (25 3/4 with tabs will be the correct fit.) Thanks for the help all!
 

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I always thought larger was better when it comes to radiators but am unwilling to cut on my core support to open it up larger than it is right now.
 
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