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Finally got around to yanking out the old radiator and doing a test fit of my new Griffin radiator with the customized mounting flange. I've been nervous ever since I placed my order, thinking that the relocated flange was going to somehow get messed up. Alas, I had nothing to worry about. The relocation dimensions given by Kent were perfect. The radiator couldn't have fit any more perfectly if I had driven my car to South Carolina to have Griffin make it on the spot.

I also got to see for myself, up close and in person, just how appropriate the slight forward-lean of the relocated flange is:

http://www.darkbox.com/mustang/griffin/griffin_side.jpg

The flange is moved back about an inch at the top and about 1/2 inch on the bottom -- any more on the bottom and it wouldn't have fit, and any less on the top and it wouldn't provide the maximum amount of clearance for the electric fan. Once again, Kent rocks.

Here's a couple of pictures to show how snugly it fits in the opening:

http://www.darkbox.com/mustang/griffin/upper_fit.jpg

http://www.darkbox.com/mustang/griffin/lower_fit.jpg

So I threaded in a couple of the bolts to hold it in place for the moment while I figure out what to do about the fan. My current PermaCool 16" fan is fairly close to interfering with the water pump pulley, close enough that I don't want to risk it. I think the SPAL is just a tad thinner, I've gotta go do some research online tonight.

Here's one final picture of the semi-installed radiator:

http://www.darkbox.com/mustang/griffin/griffin_test_fit.jpg
 

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Hey Jester
That looks fantastic! Are you coming out to Ponies & Snakes? I would love to see your car and see you too.
Stan
 

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We were a bit nervous about that one also, we did some measuring on my mustang to verify fitment before the order was sent to Griffin. Kent nailed the dimension perfectly though. I run the spal fan with my Griffin installed straight up, everything clears fine with my 302. Here is a pic looking down at mine (spal is 3.39" thick) www.289mustang.com/images/spal1.jpg
 

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We were a bit nervous about that one also, we did some measuring on my mustang to verify fitment before the order was sent to Griffin

Like I said before, you guys are providing service well above and beyond the call of duty. Keep up the good work and you'll have an empire.
 

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I'm glad those measurements worked out for you.

I had room on mine to use the fancy pulley cover on my w/p pulley too. It looks so much more "finished" with the cover, IMHO.
 

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VERY interesting! ::

So, when is this radiator going to become a "standard" Street or Track item? :)

Sounds like there may be a market... Maybe even a combo deal with the Spal fan????????? ::
 
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