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wakeen19 02-17-2014 10:03 AM

radiator install with body on
 
I'm trying to put my radiator in with the A and C body on. I don't have much room to maneuver. Is it even possible or should I just take the body off the frame. Thanks in advance

wakeen19 02-17-2014 12:55 PM

Ok got the radiator started but it won't fit between the fiberglass pieces on the nose. I ordered a 26" wide radiator but the one I received is 27" wide. Basically my question is return the radiator or cut the fiberglass? I should've bought a bicycle:JEKYLHYDE

ShelbyPower 02-19-2014 07:52 PM

I cut the fiberglass to fit my radiator in--it was pretty snug. I basically had to notch the two fiberglass sides to tilt the radiator into place. It was a 19" x 26" Howe aluminum radiator. Since mine was so snug I'm not sure if you can get a 27" one in there. Good luck!

saltshaker 02-19-2014 08:05 PM

It can be done
 
Two ways:
The hinges from the hood get in the way. Take the hood off and swing the hinges froward.
What i did which was easier;I cut the bottom off the radiator support, then sliding the radiator up. I reattached the bottom of the support with a piece of 3/4x3/4 angle iron so the radiator could be removed again if needed. The 19x26 howe radiator works really well ...
Jon


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