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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by junkyardkat, Aug 18, 2005.

  1. junkyardkat
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 133

    junkyardkat
    Member

    I know alot of you guys out there have 50's chevys, what did you use for a radiator other than stock? I don't have one for my 51, am going to run a mild 327. The price of the alum. radiators are way out of the budget. Any info would really help. Thanks.
     
  2. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
    Posts: 11,232

    Petejoe
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    from Zoar, Ohio

    Take overall measurements on your old one and go to a radiator shop.
    They have a library on radiators their capacities and over all dimensions.
    I ran a 350 in my 50 Pickup with a toyota radiator. Heck of alot cheaper than any aftermarket one.
     
  3. 50coupe
    Joined: Mar 23, 2005
    Posts: 46

    50coupe
    Member
    from Pittsburgh

    try summit of you are going new, I know that they have some good prices on rads
     
  4. colorado51
    Joined: Feb 24, 2003
    Posts: 1,577

    colorado51
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    I used this one, $340.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/JEEP...ewItemQQcategoryZ33602QQitemZ7992352465QQrdZ1

    I had to modify the brackets a little, but the size was just right. I am using a long water pump, so it is mounted in front of the radiator support.
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  5. junkyardkat
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 133

    junkyardkat
    Member

    Thanks, gives me some ideas on where to start.
     
  6. U.S. Radiator in Calif. makes a good quality radiator for almost any car; reasonable prices.
     

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