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    Another Solution for a radiator replacement.

    jazzcat
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    Post by jazzcat Sun May 04, 2014 11:47 pm

    I was searching for a replacement radiator for my 66..... I didn't want to spend $400 to have my original brass, copper rebuilt.... so I found this cross-flow aluminum radiator for $125. 19" x 21".

    What's the difference between a cross-flow and down-flow radiator?   The filler neck and maybe the inlet and outlet....

    So I just cut off the neck welded up the hole and cut the neck into the side of the tank.... and while I'm at it, make some mounting tabs to mount like the original.    

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    Post by panelmanrd Wed May 07, 2014 11:07 am

    very, very good idea, sometimes it is hard to find someone who can weld aluminum
    vanner68
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    Post by vanner68 Wed May 07, 2014 11:10 am

    That's thinking outside the box, or maybe it is inside the box...

    Something I've always wondered, is if a radiator could be made that the tubes were at about a 30 degree angle, so you could mount the radiator at an angle and lower to expose more of the core to airflow.
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    Post by panelmanrd Wed May 07, 2014 11:20 am

    seems like a workable idea, chevy did the 68/82 vettes that way
    vanner68
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    Post by vanner68 Wed May 07, 2014 11:23 am

    I thought it existed somewhere, couldn't recall where.
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    Post by Digz Wed May 07, 2014 12:07 pm

    You could customize abellypan and lower the rad also. High and tight isn't right. JM2C
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    Post by vanner68 Wed May 07, 2014 12:18 pm

    Digz wrote:You could customize abellypan and lower the rad also. High and tight isn't right. JM2C
    Sounds uncomfortable....
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    Post by Digz Wed May 07, 2014 12:46 pm

    Gotta go low for flow
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    Post by jazzcat Wed May 07, 2014 1:11 pm

    Next step is taking some aluminum sheets a creating the bottom air dam.

    Aluminum is fairly easy to weld using a tig welder.
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    Post by panelmanrd Wed May 07, 2014 3:30 pm

    only 2 things I like high and tight as apposed to low and loose
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    Post by dan nachel Wed May 07, 2014 5:18 pm

    I was also having problems with heat after my 302 swap, so I found a Chrysler (jeep) radiator that is about 16"x35". I mounted it at about a 60 degree angle in place of the belly pan and routed the hoses from the main rad to the second rad and back to the engine. The jeep rad has two fans mounted on it, but I haven't hooked them up yet, and now my truck runs at 180 all the time. By the way, the jeep rad doesn't have a cap on it, the car it came out of uses an inline fill cap. My main rad does have the two speed fan from a taurus, running on high. I plan on changing the fan to low speed, and hooking the other two fans up in case they are needed.

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