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1957 Pontiac Radiator

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by dogwalkin, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. dogwalkin
    Joined: Jan 17, 2013
    Posts: 91

    from tn

    Does anyone make a radiator for a 57 pontiac? How about some dimensions and I can maybe get a universal one to fit.
  2. Slimmey
    Joined: May 7, 2013
    Posts: 87


    I don't know, but chevy/pontiac shared a lot. You might check under the hood of the next chevy you see. The difference maybe inlet/outlet locations. If I recall chevy was center upper, RH (pass.side) lower. V8 was behind support, L6 was in front. Someone on here should know.

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  3. 5559
    Joined: Oct 25, 2012
    Posts: 362

    from tn

    maybe 55-57 chev??? .Thats where i'd start looking & see where it took me
  4. Swifster
    Joined: Dec 16, 2006
    Posts: 1,449


    Do you have your original radiator? If so, have the original recored...

  5. stimpy
    Joined: Apr 16, 2006
    Posts: 3,547


    I used a company called champion on fleece BAY , it was Alum and 190 + 30 SHIPPING , they had listings for many models of cars for comparison from Spdway was $750
  6. luckystiff
    Joined: Mar 20, 2002
    Posts: 1,465


    i'd be scared as hell of a $190 aluminum rad. I'd be willing to bet theres epoxy used in the assembly process which leads to premature failure at best. Clogged and damage causing at worse.

    We are a PRC dealer and only use their radiators at the shop. furnace brazed, FULLY tig welded, nice units. If they've never made one for your particular app we have a custom build form that they will build a one off for you. Just had that done for a local guy for a 70s triumph. Prices start around $450 on their units.

    The only other ones i've seen that i think compare are from Wizard Cooling...ken....

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