Have the stock 3 core re-cored. it will work fine. GOOD electric fans cost as much or more than the $$ rads, so go with a good flex fan and shroud. If you still have cooling probs, go EFI.Originally posted by toque:
Looking for a radiator for an Early Bronco. I've seen the real $$ ones in the catalogues, are they worth it? Has anyone had problems with the stock 3 core rad overheating trying to cool a V8? Any suggestions for an electric fan (make/model)?
Go to Richardson Rad in Langley. Custom rad to order for my 5.0L Ranger was $300. Thats about what the EB 4core rads cost, but US + shipping. I used a Duff 4 core in my EB, it lasted about 4 years before the seams started to leak. I prefer to deal with someone local anyway. Besides, US exchange and shipping will cripple you. If you kept the serpentine accessories on the 5.0, fan clearance will be VERY tight. The best bet is to move the rad closer to the grill an inch or two. Electric fan from a Merkur XR4Ti is more than enough, and I'm sure there are lots of others out there that will work. For a rock crawler, I'd use a flex fan tho, a lot less noise to put up with. I hardly ever turn the electric on, exept in heavy traffic, but crawling will require constant engagement.Originally posted by toque:
I should have said a bit more. I've pulled the 6 cyl out of the Bronco and have dropped in a 5.0l. It's needs a new rad, so I'm wondering if its worth getting a "better" rad than stock and any suggestions on what a "better" rad would be. Electric fan is for those water crossings.