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Old 06-13-2005, 05:22 PM
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radiator for a flathead t-bucket

im planning on putting a flathead into my t-bucket and am having a hard time finding a radiator. im open to the chopped '32 style grill too. what has everyone else used?

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Old 06-13-2005, 05:33 PM
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The Rads from Dodge Slant Six pick-up trucks are pretty small, if you fabricate some custom mounts you might be able to make one of those fit...
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Old 06-13-2005, 05:36 PM
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any perticular years i should look at for thoses?
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Old 06-13-2005, 05:41 PM
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Late 70's Early 80's.....if you can get me the measurements of how much room you have i can tell you if it will fit or not
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Old 06-13-2005, 05:46 PM
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ill see if i can get those! thanks a lot for the help!

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Old 06-13-2005, 05:48 PM
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ok, iv got 22.5 inches between the rails
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Old 06-13-2005, 05:49 PM
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26.5 inches end to end of the rails
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Old 06-13-2005, 06:01 PM
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You have lots of room then....the Slant Sixes rad is only 18.5 inches across and 21 inches tall with the rad cap.... you should be able to make that fit into just about anything you want to....

it came in dodge pick up and I think a couple of Darts had them to... Its a Fairly common thing to find at a slavage yard....

As for fans...i would suggest using an electric fan off an ford areostar or somthing like that....there small and they are twice as efficent as any mechanical fan..

Good luck i hope it works out for you...
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I would think that you will need as large a rad, maybe double or triple core. I understand the flatties were bad for overheating. You also have to deal with the double rad hoses, top and bottom......Looks like a custom job to me.
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Old 06-13-2005, 06:20 PM
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I would think that you will need as large a rad, maybe double or triple core. I understand the flatties were bad for overheating. You also have to deal with the double rad hoses, top and bottom......Looks like a custom job to me.
With an electric fan keeping it cool should be no problem...keeps my truck cool and the weather sometime exceeds 35 degrees celcius here in winnipeg...thats pretty F'n hot....and i bang through rush hour traffic like that..

as for double hoses...i dont know......i've never personnaly dealt with an old flat head before...
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Old 06-13-2005, 06:27 PM
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i wounder if i could plum in a t so both hoses go into the one inlet and do the same for the outlet
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Old 06-13-2005, 06:29 PM
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get what i mean
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Ok, last week you wanted the plans. Did you build the frame already? Do you have a body yet? Do you have the flathead yet? If you're building your own frame you can always modify your rails.






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check tractor radiators too, I think they're likely heavy-duty since those engines see a lot of time under quite a bit of load. For you I'd check ford 8n radiators.
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You can get a new Mustang radiator for about $120

I got a three row for an early Mustang from mustangsunlimited.com I'ts narrow enough to fit between your rails and it's not too tall. Thats what a lot of people use. If you're putting out a lot of horespower, you'll need a custom one anyway.
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