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Radiators... what application for a smaller size?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by CyberSniper, Jul 9, 2005.

  1. CyberSniper

    CyberSniper 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I need a radiator that is no more than 17" tall total.

    My tapering got a little carried away and a 19" tall radiator (17" core, 70s trucks and most vans) won't fit. I can probably make a 36" or so wide one fit.

    Got any ideas? My favorite junkyard crushed damn near everything so I'll probably have to buy new.
     
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    when I had the one made for my cj3a the guy mumbled something about it being the core from an old mustang
     
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    certain GM car ones, or ones for 250ci three speed trucks, cars in the early mid 80s


    trans am s-10 may do good, i have a couple laying around ill measure,
     
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    Perhaps one from an STS Caddy with the Northstar V8 would work? They have a pretty low profile front end.
     
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    I'm pretty sure something that modern has the radiator cap on the reservoir which won't work in my application.

    I forgot about S10s. Too bad I don't know anybody with one anymore.
     
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    how about...

    one of these?

    its 17" tall overall... 24.5" wide. Aluminum is bling too. :laugh:

    j
     
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    You mean this one?

    It seems kind of narrow for a single core that is so short... will it cool a heat monger motor? If it were ~30" wide I'd probably buy it. I'm probably going to end up buying Windstar fans. A mechanical fan would hit the hood anyway.
     
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    uhhh, yeah... not sure wtf happened to my link there. lol! If you are going to electric fans, would it not be an option to lean one of the more common 19" tall aluminum rads back at an angle so it'd fit? sorta like guys who do s-10 cab conversions commonly do? I know there is a LOT of room between my stock fan and my radiator... when I narrow the front and go electric fan I planned on using some of that space by moving the rad/fan closer to the engine. Not so close that changing a belt is impossible... but closer. Maybe you could use some of that room with the tilt-it-back move on the rad? Seems like there are a lot more width options on the 19" tall AL rads...

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