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lower the rad? by northstar
Started on: 10-31-2013 10:14 AM
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Can the rad be lowered at all in the front?
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Report this Post10-31-2013 10:46 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Arns85GTClick Here to Email Arns85GTSend a Private Message to Arns85GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
the rad sits on a rubber gasket on the cross member. It would take experimenting unless someone has found the way. I don't know why though, when a correct size 3 core is about $300

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Report this Post10-31-2013 10:57 AM Click Here to See the Profile for northstarClick Here to Email northstarSend a Private Message to northstarEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Ok thanks arn..we are taking the original rad out now
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Report this Post10-31-2013 11:25 AM Click Here to See the Profile for tesmith66Send a Private Message to tesmith66Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Yes, you can. I used a 68 Nova 3 core in my V8 swap by setting the lower mount down 2" and back enough maintain the same angle the stock rad sits at. I welded up some offset spacers to do this. I widened the stock upper mount slightly and opened up the opening for the cap a bit. The rest was plug and play.

Sorry, no pics. I went back to the stock V6 rad when I changed over to the DOHC motor.

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3.4 DOHC swap is complete and running, now just have to finish the rest of the car...

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Originally posted by northstar:

Can the rad be lowered at all in the front?



It would take a little modifying, but it certainly could.

Here is a picture of what the radiator support looks like:




It's attached by four bolts... so technically you could just install spacers and I guess you could feasilbly install a taller radiator.
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Report this Post10-31-2013 07:32 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fieroguruSend a Private Message to fieroguruEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I made new radiator brackets to fit a 26x19 in place of the stock 24x16, so yes it can be done.
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Report this Post10-31-2013 09:05 PM Click Here to See the Profile for northstarClick Here to Email northstarSend a Private Message to northstarEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I GOT LUCKY ON THIS ONE..ALL WE NEEDED to do was to remove the top rad hold down and move the fan dow the rad a little, that gave me the rite amount of clearance thanks all
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