I need a new radiator for my car because it has a hole in it, what are some stock radiatos that i could find at a salvage yard that will keep my sbc 350 cool, its going to have 300-400hp. and will be at the racing on weekends, would like a 90's camaro firebird work, or a bigger truck. im just on a budget and cant spend over 200$ for it.
04-04-2006 06:29 PM
What vehicle are you trying to put the radiator into? Btw, you can always drop an egg into ur radiator and it'll plug the hole right up :thumbup: Of course, I would never do it on mine heheh
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04-05-2006 09:56 AM
This is the first time I heard of using an egg. Apparently it is a decent temperary fix. When I was young my dad told me to put a teaspoon of ground black pepper in my radiator that was leaking pretty good. It fixed it and I drove it for a long time that way, never leaked again. This was an older style brass radiator, I don't know if black pepper will work as well on the newer plastic tanks.
For $200 you should be able to find a decent radiator for that car. There are a LOT of them out there. I bet if you shopped arounf you could even find an aluminum one for $200.
04-05-2006 11:07 AM
A new one around here is about $130
04-09-2006 02:43 AM
how do you know if a radiator is strong enough to cool the engine.
04-09-2006 04:25 AM
Any 78-88 G body style GM rad will fit your car.Monte's,Cutlass,Grand Prix,Regal.One from an air conditioned model should work nicely.Make sure to use the upper and lower shrouds.A clutch fan is also a good idea,you might find a used one but it is probably better to get one new.If they have sat for any time and were turned the wrong way(upside down) they might not work.
04-09-2006 04:46 AM
I would get a new one....but if you do get a used one you need to take it to a radiator shop and get it checked out as it may be worse than the one that you have. If it passes inspection and pressure test then I would get the radiator shop to clean it.