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    Aluminum radiator for 1954 Coupe

    Can anyone give me a source for an after-market aluminum radiator to fit a 1953 Studebaker coupe? This particular coupe is powered by a Chevrolet V-8 and I'd like to find a replacement radiator that will fit.

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    I got mine from Griffin Radiator, griffinrad.com. According to their web site they maintain templates for virtually every make and model. in my case,
    i sent them measurements from my old radiator and they made one for me.

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    Stephen,
    Perhaps you could 'PM' David with the invoice number from Griffin to you.
    They keep good records and that'll save David time with Griffin...
    HTIH
    Jeff

    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen Davis View Post
    I got mine from Griffin Radiator, griffinrad.com. According to their web site they maintain templates for virtually every make and model. in my case,
    i sent them measurements from my old radiator and they made one for me.
    Jeff



    Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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    I got mine from Griffin Radiator, too. I opted for a remote filler that I Installed near the top of the block, so I could use a taller radiator without interference from the low hood height.
    Here is some info on a Griffin purchased from Summit Racing by Bob Johnstone:

    entire rad - 22 3/4 X 26 3/4
    Core - 17 3/4 X 24 3/4
    Summit 2 row aluminum fits right in the Stude support
    The Summit piece is not a core, it's the entire radiator - generic type, right size, the hoses are in the right places, etc. It doesn't look like a Stude radiator at all. You have to make it fit and hook it up, I was just trying to satisfy the 'cheaper' aspect..

    Bob Johnstone

    P.S. - I have a sbc 350 as well.

    Bob Feaganes (stude53)
    53 Starliner Hardtop
    Newton Grove, NC

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    DEEPNHOCK, That is a great idea. I have found the invoice with my order #. I did not realize that I had paid that much for the radiator, $670.00, in 2004. I suppose that is because it was built " per customer drawing"

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    I did not realize that I had paid that much for the radiator
    Beechcraft has a sign up in their shop: "The Quality is Remembered Long After the Price is Forgotten".

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    Stephen
    Could you please send me a picture of yours or post it.
    Thanks
    Brian
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    1946 M Series (Shop Truck)

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    Hi Bob
    I was confused by your post. Was your rad a Griffen Radiator purchased through Summit Racing? Or a Rad that is made by Summit?
    I have always had problems with Summit re with their policies on dealing with Canadians. Not the BEST!
    Brian
    Pictures would also be nice. And how did yours compare price wise to Stephen's?
    Brian Woods
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