V6 Radiator Woes

Discussion in 'Early CJ-5 and CJ-6 Tech' started by plowbuggy, Feb 7, 2006.

  1. Oct 15, 2016
    Richard in AZ

    Richard in AZ New Member

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    Just wondering....any one ever try a cross flow Rad in a Jeep? I have an old M38 which was removed from a field and it had a cross flow in it.....Fit look good before I remove the locked up engine
     
  2. Oct 16, 2016
    kaiser krawler

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    Installed the Champion Radiator today. Bolted right in and my stock hoses fit fine. I used a goodyear lower
    hose # 60685. I had to cut about 1 1/2" off the water pump end. It clears my oil filter by about 3/8".Enough
    room to get a filter wrench on. It has a little over 1" clearance between the core and my flex fan, which has a
    spacer to clear the vacuum advance on my H.E.I. Took it for a ride and on the road it was right on 160 degrees
    which is the thermostat i am running. All in all i am pleased, even though it's a bit to shiny for a jeep. When i get
    time i'll get set up so i can post some pictures.
     
  3. Oct 16, 2016
    Warloch

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    I have a custom cross flow radiator in the '51 - works fine with the V6 in it for me.
     
  4. Oct 17, 2016
    colojeepguy

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    That's correct-70 & 71 use a different radiator than earlier V6's
     
  5. Oct 17, 2016
    Dauntless1971

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    Which exact model number of Champion or for what vehicle did you install in your Jeep? And what year do you own?
     
  6. Oct 17, 2016
    nickmil

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    Late '69 also.
     
  7. Oct 17, 2016
    kaiser krawler

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    I used the same radiator shown earlier in this thread, post #38. I have a 1970, but it is most likely a re-titled 1969, as it has a lot of the older model features.
     
  8. Oct 17, 2016
    Dauntless1971

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    Ok got it, just that is not a Champion Radiator, well if it is made by Champion only for Radiator express and not sold by Champion I guess.
     
  9. Oct 18, 2016
    Dauntless1971

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    Well now just tonight I see Champion has listed it for sale other than just by radiator express.
    CC7071
    Appears to be a direct fit and three rows for $210
     
  10. Nov 6, 2016
    Dauntless1971

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    How funny I just did a search on the Champion web site and this CC7071 is not shown when you search for a 1970 Jeep CJ5.
     
  11. Nov 8, 2016
    FinoCJ

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    Website shows its out of stock - call for availability. That might be why its not showing up when you search? If they have supply, its a good option...thanks
     
  12. Dec 17, 2016
    LayemStr8

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    I just went through this whole procedure on my 70' just last week.
    I ordered the aluminum 3 core from radiator express at the advice of my local radiator shop.
    $ 275.00 plus $15.00 shipping. They instantly charged my card, then 5 days later I got an email from them stating it wouldn't be available till late Jan. or Feb.
    So back to local shop to recore my original to the tune of $402 and some change with tax!
    I installed it and I had a pin hole leak in the top of the tank! I went back and asked why they hadn't caught this upon pressure testing after recore?!? No answer for that so he proceeded to silver solder the tiny leak with a a much too large torch tip! It then had a whole I could put my finger in! He got it plugged up but now I'm concerned how long it will last...... :(
     
  13. Dec 20, 2016
    1960willyscj5

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    Sounds like you should be concerned about his work!
    And did you get your money back from the outfit that charged your card?
     
  14. Dec 23, 2016
    LayemStr8

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    Concerned Yes!
    I did get refunded from Radiator Express.
     
  15. Feb 11, 2017
    CJ Joe

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    Update for anyone in need of a new radiator. Radiator Express has the Champion CC7071 back in stock as of 2/8/207. Not many in, only 11, uhh 10, mine arrived yesterday.
     
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  16. Feb 11, 2017
    Aaron Klein

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    There's another option....

    Speedway sell cross flow universal, dual pass radiators, 19" tall cores in various widths for less than $200.

    Both outlets are on the passenger side, so a new return hose will need to be had.

    Better cooling than a single pass 3 core.
     

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  17. Feb 16, 2017
    pamela

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    I used the mustang radiator the lower outlet is to close to the fan so used electric fan mine is the 17" just a heads up
     
  18. Feb 24, 2017
    alpina72

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    Make that 9, I got mine the other day.
    Have you installed yours yet?
    Looks like it's going to be a tight fit.
    I have to unmodify a few things that the peanut farmers that previously owned this Jeep did before I can install mine, and then figure out what the correct hoses are.
     
  19. Feb 26, 2017
    CJ Joe

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    Mine is not in yet. I pulled the old radiator and dropped the new one in...... almost. There is interference with the steering shaft. Saginaw power steering mod. I needed to make some corrections to the shaft since I put different headers in. And the whole steering shaft really needs to be done different so I guess I'll be doing that too.
     

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