Be Cool ranks among the top names in both the auto racing and high-performance street car markets with their line of cooling system accessories, and here at PRI, they’ve got both markets covered.
On the drag racing side, its Sportsman Series radiators are lightweight aluminum pieces that are quite popular in sportsman drag racing (and are now legal for competition in NHRA Stock Eliminator, with their OEM replacement mounting design). As Fred Militello of Be Cool tells us, the Sportsman radiator is lighter and more efficient than a copper-brass radiator. They sport a medium profile, and come with electric fans, with all of the fan brackets already welded on to help secure the fan during the inevitable hard launches at the drag strip.
Be Cool hand fabricates the tanks on these single-core radiators out of .080-inch wall aluminum, and outfits them with the correct outlet size for the given engine application.
The Bone Yard is a price-point radiator for the budget-minded builder doing an LS swap. – Fred Militello, Be Cool
Per Militello, the radiators are only required by the NHRA to fit in the stock location for Stock class racing, without any modification of the car or the radiator for mounting purposes.
Bone Yard Series Radiators
The company is also making waves lately with their all-new Bone Yard series of radiators, designed just for those performing LS swaps into makes and models of vehicles not native to the platform, nor common to begin with (import vehicles, for example).
“The Bone Yard is a price-point radiator for the budget-minded builder doing an LS swap. If someone goes to the junkyard and buys a 5.3-liter LS running gear, they’re possibly going to retrofit it into a vehicle we don’t build a pattern part radiator for,” Militello explains. “We’ve simplified it by taking 10 of our popular size radiators with eight crossflow and two own flow patterns, put the right-sized inlets on them, and given them a product with the Be Cool quality at a bone yard price.”
Customers can add their own fans, and step up to a Be Cool fan down the road when funds permit. But the key is that they can make the radiator work, by welding on their own brackets, and making their own mounts. Be Cool is marketing these at a very attractive $299 price, which will fit the budget of many gearheads.