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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2016 9:58 pm 
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Anyone know where I might find a radiator that fits without moving the core supports or cutting a hole in the splash shield? I'd have mine recored, but the shop in town wants far too much. Well, enough that I'm sure there's an aluminum one that fits for about the same price.
Maybe one out of a newer car or some such?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:46 pm 
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I'm currently looking for the same information to!

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:04 pm 
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I need the same info. Found out the other day that the 72-75 and 76 up LUV have the outlets are opposite each other, and it seems the aftermarket no longer makes one.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:22 pm 
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Scion xB 04-06, manual.
fits upside down. So that lower hose connects correctly. Just have to modify the top hose, and get same car/make radiator cap and the fitting.
I used Jeep Wrangler radiator hose, not sure which one. like this century.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:47 am 
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I think someone on the facebook group used a Geo metro Radiator for their G180. Not sure if it worked or not maybe look into it as a option?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:15 pm 
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I went through overheating issues for years. After having it boiled out the last time I put tees in my heater hoses and put an oil cooler mounted in front and to the passenger side of the radiator. It was a waste of my time wiring the fan to the oil/auxiliary radiator. I took the time to wire it up. It is a lot of hose clamps and takes a lot of stubborn to do but it has worked for me for five or six years. Get the biggest one you can afford.(Get the biggest one that you can) Put in a shut off valve for winter.

If people would throw away the 15 pound radiator caps and go with 7 pound caps or less the head gasket issues would go away on these trucks.

I have never needed to use the fan on the extra radiator. My truck only overheated at highway speed. I have been running a seven pound cap for at least six years with an overflow tank. Owned this truck for ten years as of March 2016 and have never changed the head-gasket. Knock on Wood. It didn't have an over flow tank when I bought it.

Just to be clear I run coolant/antifreeze through the oil cooler I bought.



To be crystal clear the Zip-Ties and twisted wire are still holding up. I checked them out when I was putting on the new plates the first of June.

They make you get new plates every ten years here. Seems like a waste of money. New Number Too.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 11:11 pm 
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try this one if you have a body lift and motor swap with chevy v6/v8

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Aluminum-Perfor ... ~c&vxp=mtr


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:09 pm 
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I'm about to try a radiator for a 69-70 Datsun Fairlady. It's just a bit smaller in width, but looks like it'll work well and inlet/outlet are in the right places. I'll post pictures of the result.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:58 pm 
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I just went through this too, so frustrating - saw that fairlady radiator would love to hear if it works cause it was cheap.

I ended up getting this, it was just expensive:
Griffin Aluminum Drag Race Radiators 2-26135-X from summit. I cut some aluminum brackets and used rubber grommets to attach it.

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I didn't realize it at first but I think the reason I didn't have to cut anything myself was because the previous owner cut the area on the bottom of the opening:

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:52 pm 
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Update on the Datsun radiator: it fits pretty well in the space except the crucial problem that the lower radiator hose port is angled up instead of coming straight out. This puts the radiator hose right in the way of the belt. So, this won't work unless you'd like to reweld some aluminum.


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