Studebaker Champion 6 cyl, 1955 Aluminum Radiator
The STU 1053 all aluminum radiator is an exact fit, OEM replacement for a 1955 Studebaker Champion with a 6 cyl engine. Manufactured in the USA using controlled atmosphere brazing, the epoxy-free core has two rows of tubes and measures 14.50 inches from header to header, 24.07 inches from side to side, 2.25 inches thick, and 2.50 inches inside the header. Aluminum tanks are TIG welded to the core to provide the strongest possible bond and has a 1.25 inch inlet and a 1.50 inch outlet. Each unit is individually tested prior to shipping and guaranteed to be 100% leak free.
Understanding Different Cores
Standard Automotive Core Highlights
Based on 60's style core with 1/2" tubes on 9/16" centers; the standard automotive core units are drop-in, stock replacements. Made from all new material they offer the highest quality for your stock application.
High Efficiency Core Highlights
Copper 80's style core with 1/2" tubes on 3/8" centers. Increased cooling efficiency without modifications to car. 4 row High Efficiency offers more cooling efficiency than aluminum cores due to tubes on 3/8" centers. Copper/brass construction to ensure dependability.
High Efficiency Tripleflow Core Highlights
By re-routing the coolant through the core three times the coolant travels farther in the temperature reducing air-flow and the additional time spent dropping temperature results in amazing heat transfer rates. Copper/brass construction to ensure dependability. (note: Tripleflow option requires that inlet and outlet be on opposite sides and must use auxiliary tranny cooler for automatic transmission vehicles)
Optima Core Highlights
Extreme style copper core with 1/2" tubes on 5/16" centers. Offers 40% more heat transfer points. The most efficient core on the market when combined with increased air-flow and our Tripleflow option (note: In almost all cases, we will not sell the Optima core without the Tripleflow option. Our Tripleflow option requires that inlet and outlet be on opposite sides and must use auxillary tranny cooler for automatic transmission vehicles).