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tack 12-31-2001 04:03 PM

radiator
 
Can I get by with my original radiator in my '38
Ford with 350 Chev.? That's what they did in the "old days" and it must have worked. I'll
simply block off two of the outlets. There
seems to be plenty of capacity.I'd like to save
the $450 for a new aluminum one. What else might
fit without too much modification?
Thanks

57Chevyman 01-01-2002 04:36 AM

Yes you can use a stock radiator with a stock or mild 350. But I would have yours checked by a reputable radiator shop first. Your radiator is pushing 65. You want to have it both pressure checked and flow checked to see if it will still work out.

bomo 01-01-2002 05:56 AM

ONE THING CHEVYMAN FORGOT TO MENTION OR ASK YOU ABOUT IS ARE YOU RUNNING AIR CONDITIONING IF SO I DON'T THING YOUR STOCK RADIATOR WILL DO THE JOB YOU NEED

BOMO

57Chevyman 01-01-2002 12:25 PM

Bomo speaks the truth. I reccommend that you ask your radiator man about adding AC. I think the worst case senario is you will have to have your radiator recored. But take it to a shop to verify its' condition and have a radiator expert help you evaluate your needs. I am going through this process now with my 57 chevy.


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