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Aftermarket radiator?

samsvan
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Post by samsvan Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:14 pm

Hi Mopar men,
I met a young guy with a cool A100 who is having some cooling issues. He bought the thing as it sits so he isn't really sure what kind of radiator or thermostat he has. It's a V-8 with a mechanical fan and there is a shroud in place. I took a couple of pictures of his belly pan. It looks like stock but it's not like the Chevy ones - it doesn't have any louvers to direct the air up. Do you guys know of a direct replacement aluminum radiator for a '66 he can buy?
69
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Post by 69 Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:01 pm

If it has a belly pan (which is just a piece of sheet metal, really) and a shroud and the system is clean, he should be fine.

So, before just replacing things, I'd check systematically:
* system clean?
* thermostat working (put it in a pan and heat it in water until water boils - it must open)
* check radiator for blocked pipes inside.
samsvan
samsvan


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Post by samsvan Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:35 pm

I guess I forgot to load the pictures of his belly pan...

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Seth G
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Post by Seth G Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:17 pm

I'll say if he can find a large 2-row radiator, that's the way to go imo. Two 1 1/8" cores does a better job than three or four 1/2" cores. That and a "high-flow" thermostat. They do flow more.

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