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Radiator swap or universal fit recommendations
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Clipper55super
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I have a '55 Clipper Super with a 320 and my radiator is shot. I checked a few places in the area and nobody is willing to recore this style. Has anyone had success with a swap or a universal fit? If so, what did you use?

Thank you in advance for any insight.

Posted on: 2018/3/15 19:17
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Re: Radiator swap or universal fit recommendations
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Your comment surprises me, recoring those radiators is a rather routine thing here. Did your shops give a specific reason why they wouldn't recore?

Posted on: 2018/3/15 19:41
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Re: Radiator swap or universal fit recommendations
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They said nobody around here does that style anymore. I have a few other places to try yet.

Posted on: 2018/3/15 20:07
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Re: Radiator swap or universal fit recommendations
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Ford truck radiator. Some mods required but they are NEW rad's available at auto parts stores.


http://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/mod ... id=147343#forumpost147343

Posted on: 2018/3/15 20:28
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Re: Radiator swap or universal fit recommendations
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I used the Ford (actually 1968 Bronco) radiator on my Panther. "Some mods required" is an understatement IMO, but it will work and is larger than the original radiator.

Craig

Posted on: 2018/3/16 1:19
Nuke them from orbit, it's the only way to be sure! Ellen Ripley "Aliens"
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Re: Radiator swap or universal fit recommendations
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Craig, did you use one for the I-6, 289, or 302?

Posted on: 2018/3/17 19:23
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Re: Radiator swap or universal fit recommendations
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Go read thru the links i posted above.

See Advance pn 433433. About $150.

https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/ca ... fKTx6hvT2Xr13BMAP1g%3D%3D

Posted on: 2018/3/17 20:39
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Re: Radiator swap or universal fit recommendations
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To re core that radiator is a 600-800 dollar proposition.
There is a shop near me that will do it.

Posted on: 2018/3/18 18:15
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600-800$, is that a typical price men?

Posted on: 2018/3/19 4:42
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Re: Radiator swap or universal fit recommendations
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That's the typical price here in my area.

Posted on: 2018/3/19 7:45
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