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Hello!

Let me introduce myself. I am relatively new to hotrodding. I've owned a few already completed cars and am starting my first project. It's a 1934 Chev Coach (master). It's my grandparent's 2nd car after they immigrated and I am making a hot rod out of it.

I have completed the front end (mustang II) and the RR suspension (leaf spring kit). I have the - engine 350 small block and have a tuned port for it. I have a 700R4 transmission for it as well.

My question is regarding the radiator. I plan on having AC as this car will be a family cruiser. Does anyone have any advice or know a good location to get a radiator for this set up? Or do you recommend having the original radiator rebuilt to match this set up?

Thanks!!
 

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It's probably going to have to be very close to the original shape to fit in the body work. I would suggest getting the original recore with piping to match what you need.
You can get a double or triple core to help with the extra cooling needed.
 

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It really is a better idea to have a new radiator installed. You can have a new standard or aluminum radiator built to fit the exisitng setup.

There is a lot more involved than just the a/c in sizing the radiator so you might want to do a little research.

Check out http://www.carstreetrodparts.com/

They are in NJ and having been doing custom radiators for over 20 years.
 

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:D

The people who have made more street rod radiators than just about anybody..........Walker

Here's their site....

http://www.hotrodsworldwide.com/catalogs/walker.htm

I have one in my 32 Ford roadster. They work great. I would get the Z series one...with A/C. They make a shroud for them too......

They are not the cheapest.....but they are the best IMHO....:D

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Shedschev,

You may also want to check out Griffin. They can build the radiator to match the car and in fact probably already have a pattern.

Another possibility is Afco radiators located in Jasper, IN not too far from you I believe.
 
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