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My original 6cyl rad is still in my car.

I was thinking if im going to change it i should install a larger (V8 Rad)

Lordco only lists rads from 1970 and up.

any one know if one from a 70 will fit ??

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It will be a crossflow style , not a downflow and you will probably have some modifications to fit it. The upper and lower rad hoses, mounting brackets etc. Maybe just have the original rad cleaned/recored ? Should be less costly

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I would check with Summit Racing or Jegs if you want another rad. Summit sells their own brand that is made by Northern Radiator, I think. If you want to come by my place, I have a 70 rad sitting in a box that you could measure up and see if it fits. Just a thought.

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thanks, may come buy one night next week, what is best for you


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Lefty, this is more opinion than anything else but considering the originality of your car, I'd go with a reproduction rad for a first generation V8 Nova. They make a 4 core rad that would be basically a bolt in for your car that would look stock and cool like a banshee!

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Carl Stevenson wrote:

Lefty, this is more opinion than anything else but considering the originality of your car, I'd go with a reproduction rad for a first generation V8 Nova. They make a 4 core rad that would be basically a bolt in for your car that would look stock and cool like a banshee!


 X2 or recore yours.



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that seems like the best idea, now i just have to track one down locally..


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Your search is over.

http://www.radiators.com/chevrolet-radiators.html



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Carl Stevenson wrote:

Lefty, this is more opinion than anything else but considering the originality of your car, I'd go with a reproduction rad for a first generation V8 Nova. They make a 4 core rad that would be basically a bolt in for your car that would look stock and cool like a banshee!


 I know the rad it's self would bolt in but the thickness of the 4 core would bother me.  I looked at an original 2 core re-cored to 3 and the core extended beyond the tanks and toward the fan.

My local old guy rad shop wants $325 to recore my 64 V-8 Harrison 2 core to 3.



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But the 4 core tank is thicker to compensate for that, or do I not understand what you are saying?

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i believe he is saying, be carefull i do not get anything that is too thick !!
must maintain 1in clearance from my fan..
Had a full size v8 rad once with a flex fan that said maintain 1in clearance (only had 1/2 in )
first time i went round a corner and hit the gas the fan Flexed and took out the rad !!


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I purchased a repro rad for my 327 but ended up returning it because it still required modification and the product was of questionable quality (from China). Then I had my existing 2 core re-cored to a 3 core with the additional depth spread equally forwards and backwards. No clearance problems. ("You have clearance, Clarence.")

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Lefty wrote:

i believe he is saying, be carefull i do not get anything that is too thick !!
must maintain 1in clearance from my fan..
Had a full size v8 rad once with a flex fan that said maintain 1in clearance (only had 1/2 in )
first time i went round a corner and hit the gas the fan Flexed and took out the rad !!


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Are there cooling problems w/ the V8 and original rad combo you're running now?.

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