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Mishimoto Performance Aluminum Radiator - Manual (79-93 5.0L)

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$255.99

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  • MPN# MMRAD-MUS-79

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Features
  • Up to 25% More Cooling Capacity.
  • Lightweight Aluminum Construction.
  • Leak-Proof Brass Fittings.
  • Hand-Welded for Perfect Fit.
  • For Manual Transmissions Only.
  • Fits All 79-93 5.0L Manual Mustangs.
Description
Keep Cool. Keep your Foxbody producing as much horsepower as possible by keeping it cool with a Mishimoto radiator. When you're running your Mustang hard at the strip or the track, your stock radiator just can't keep up. A Mishimoto radiator has up to 25% more cooling capacity than your OEM radiator that will help you keep temps down and power up.

Lightweight Aluminum. Mishimoto Radiators are crafted of lightweight high-quality aluminum. Each radiator is hand-welded to which ensure a perfect fit and great underhood appearance.

Leak-Proof Design. Other aftermarket radiators have a design problem that causes leakage from the outlet to the overflow reservoir. Unlike other manufacturers, Mishimoto uses specially designed brass fittings to ensure leak-free performance. And all of their radiators are pressure tested twice before leaving the factory so you can install your new radiator with confidence.

Application. This Mishimoto Mustang Radiator is designed for 1979 to 1993 Mustangs with manual transmissions.

Mishimoto's "No Questions Asked" Limited Lifetime Warranty

Technical Note: If you have an automatic transmission, you would need to purchase the required Mishimoto Transmission Cooler from the drop-down ordering options above. May require custom work for proper installation.

Fitment: 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 Details

What's in the Box
  • Aluminum Radiator
  • Radiator Cap
  • Magnetic Drain Plug
Installation Info
Tech Specs

Specifications:

  • Core Size: 621mm x 428mm
  • Rows: 2
  • Inlet: 32mm
  • Outlet: 38mm
  • Core Thickness: 50mm
  • Tank Wall Thickness: 2mm
  • Fill Neck: 32mm
  • Includes: Mishimoto Radiator and Mishimoto Radiator Cap
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • Foxbody - 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93

Will not fit automatic transmission unless combined with the Mishimoto Transmission Cooler.

Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
great radiator

I installed this radiator because my fluidine radiator leaked from the cores just after 6 months. this is much better. keeps my 90 mustang 5.0 much cooler.

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5/5
radiator

Easy to install and works great.

Helpful (5)

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Overall Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars

Hey everyone I’m Justin with AmericanMuscle.com and I’m checking out a way to keep your ride cool, all while making a dramatic visual improvement under the hood as well, talking about these Mishimoto performance radiators for your Mustang. Mishimoto has become one of the industry leaders in terms of performance radiators, this direct factory replacement is a great solution for an old or leaking radiator. Now some of our customers have mentioned that this rad has been their cure for their motor running a little hot when adding different performance mods, especially superchargers which can notorious for making any motor run hot. This radiator has been designed to keep your street or strip Mustang much cooler thanks to their unique design, which allows a 25% increase of cooling capacity over your stock radiator. These radiators are manufactured from lightweight aluminum, feature leak proof brass fittings, and are all hand welded to ensure top notch quality, and a perfect fitment. On top of all that they also feature a limited lifetime warranty, no questions asked. The install may be slightly more difficult than bolting up that new cold air intake, but honestly it’s not that bad, think of it as a giant oil change. The first step is you need to drain all the coolant out of the factory radiator, but you want to make sure you have something large enough to hold all that fluid, we recommend at least a 15 quart drain pan. Once you’ve done that, yank the hoses off, then unbolt your factory radiator, removing it from your engine bay. Once you’ve done that, reinstall the Mishimoto in its place, reattach the hoses, and fill it with a 50-50 mix of coolant and water. That’s it, install should take you about 2 hours from start to finish. This would also be a good time to check out Mishimoto’s performance radiator hose kit, not only will they hold up to the heat and pressure better than your stock hoses, but they’ll also make a nice visual improvement under the hood. Every gearhead knows that heat is one of the worst enemies for performance, it can drain power, hurt your fuel mileage, or even damage your motor. So if you want to help your Mustang keep its cool whether it’s on the street or the track, then you’ll definitely want to check out these performance radiators from Mishimoto

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it says manual but will it work on a automatic? I have a 93 gt automatic and it looks the same as the one i have and didnt think there was a difference in radiators from automatic to manual?

Gtowner

  • To make this work on an automatic transmission, you would just need to purchase the required Mishimoto Transmission Cooler from the drop-down menu on the product page. It may require some custom work for proper installation.

    LisaS

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How much fluid does this hold?

sxs056

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will it fit my car will this radiator fit my stock 88 gt foxbody without modifications, since it is a 3 row

escapepod

  • My car is a 1983 Manual Fox-body fit very easy without any mods. Should be the same for 1988 easy out easy in.

    SwiftTaylor

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Overall Rating 4.8

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  • 5/5

    April 04, 2010

    radiator

    Easy to install and works great.

    Jason Clark

    Helpful (5) (1)

  • 5/5

    November 07, 2009

    great radiator

    I installed this radiator because my fluidine radiator leaked from the cores just after 6 months. this is much better. keeps my 90 mustang 5.0 much cooler.

    Tim Nelson

    Year: 1990

    Helpful (5) (1)

  • 5/5

    February 25, 2010

    radiator

    great radiator, however its been in my car for 3 months. already had to get a warranty claim because it has cracked. mishimoto has worked with me nicely, just been a headache

    scott k.

    Helpful (4) (1)

  • 5/5

    August 26, 2008

    NICE

    VERY NICE RADIATOR, JUST VERY FRAGILE.

    BRANDON

    Helpful (4) (1)

  • 5/5

    June 08, 2010

    perfect replacement

    only modification needed to install it on my 84 was the top drivers side radiator bracket...nothing major, just need a bigger rubber piece...other than that, perfect

    Al

    Year: 1984

    Helpful (5) (3)

  • 5/5

    March 27, 2010

    Nice Radiator

    Very nice radiator. Well made and god looking. If their lifetime warranty is as good as they claim, you couldn't get a better deal. Time will tell.

    Steve Foster

    Helpful (3) (1)

  • 5/5

    March 21, 2010

    so far so good

    So far no problems although probably only have 200 mi with it in,car runs much cooler than before.Have to admit I'm a little nervous reading complaints about leaks,time will tell.

    john h

    Helpful (3) (1)

  • 5/5

    April 16, 2008

    Surprised me

    I directly compared this to a Fluidyne radiator of the same dimensions at my shop and surprisingly they are the same thing. Only difference I could find was the Mishimoto stencil. Why pay over a $100 more for the same thing and a name(Fluidyne)? Get the Mishimoto and save some money.

    Alan

    Helpful (3) (1)

  • 3/5

    May 23, 2010

    Mishimoto

    An Aluminum Radiator is a good replacement for the stock radiator. My suggestion is to buy a 165 degree thermostat, high flow water pump, and new fan to help optimize the usage of this radiator

    5.0 cammer

    Helpful (9) (7)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    April 29, 2012

    Go Mishimoto!

    I researched lots of radiators looking for the best deal under $300 and kept coming back to Mishimoto. Excellent factory fit and great looking. I installed the radiator with a 160 degree thermostat and have an after market double electric fan. I tested the radiator by waiting in the drive-thru line for over 20 minutes, 90 degrees outside without turning on the electric fans and wow, gauge needle never came above the initial 160 it opens up at, old radiator floated between medium and hot with same conditions. Also, can't beat the LIFETIME Warranty, great Product!!

    NOSLO50

    Year: 1993 Model: GT Driving Style: Street / Strip 'Stangs I have owned: 2 Dallas, Tx

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