Fj40 V8 radiator?

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I recently went to my local radiator shop and they told me that they couldn't put anymore cores in the radiator I have(the stock one). What radiator setup do you guys use? I saw that downey has one, has anyone used this radiator? I was told that the motor will never run cool enough with the stock radiator is this true? I just want to get all the facts, I'm in the process of swaping the motor in right now. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
 
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how warmed is your 350?

My local shop squeezed 5 rows of fins into the stocker...works great. I run a 16" pusher for hot days and a normal clutch fan with no shroud. 350 carbie sat at 185-200, the TBI is always at 205 or so (where it should be)

A shroud does wonders. A FlowKooler water pump is a good upgrade, from Summit. Try those before dumping $$ into the radiator.
 
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Although mine is not running yet, my radiator guy said you can add a 4th row and some guys might try to squeeze in a 5th but, a shroud works well to direct the air flow and a good electric fan. No need to run out and buy a 400 dollar radiator.
 
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I ordered a high volume water pump and thermo from jegs, I'll let you know what the outcome is as soon as I get it back on the the road.
 
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i have a worked 350 in mine,i dont have any problems.Went wheeling at paragon on fri the 11th no probs.Drove it to bloomsberg sat no probs.my rad is out of a montycarlo and i'm running a 7 blade flexy.stays about 190-200.
 

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