Mounting a radiator - Team Camaro Tech
Engine General Engine Discussion.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old Oct 7th, 16, 05:37 PM Thread Starter
Senior Tech
Carl
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 146
Mounting a radiator

Hey guys...

It's been said that you shouldn't solid mount a radiator to the core support. If this is true? Why?

And if it's true, how should I go about mounting it? I'm reading about rubber mounts but I can't seem to find any camaro-specific ones. Any help is appreciated!
blackmagik3 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old Oct 7th, 16, 05:59 PM
Senior Tech
kevin
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: virginia
Posts: 3,755
Re: Mounting a radiator

been running mine hard for 3 years. solid mount. no problems
flat tire is offline  
post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old Oct 7th, 16, 06:01 PM
Moderator
John
 
Vega$69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Vegas NV/Wesley Chapel FL
Posts: 12,693
Garage
Re: Mounting a radiator

The stock radiator mounts with 2 bolts to the core support on the pass side and 2 bolts into rubber mounts on the driver side.

http://www.heartbeatcitycamaro.com/s...967-1968-1969/

Last edited by 69-Pace; Oct 8th, 16 at 10:00 AM. Reason: fixed broken link
Vega$69 is offline  
 
post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old Oct 8th, 16, 06:23 AM
Senior Tech
Scott
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Southern NH
Posts: 2,457
Re: Mounting a radiator

Theoretically having solid mounts under the core support transmits more vibration to the core support and thus the radiator increasing the chance of metal fatigue of the radiator itself.

69 Camaro Z/28 RS, original Azure Turquoise, M21 & 3.73 12-bolt posi. NOM 406ci, AFR 210 heads, Straub hyd. roller cam & Dynatech 1-3/4" > 1-7/8" headers, QuickFuel 750 Annular. Photos at:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
NH69Z28RS is offline  
post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old Oct 8th, 16, 01:39 PM
Moderator
____
 
DOUG G's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: Maryland, USA
Posts: 19,437
Garage
Send a message via MSN to DOUG G
Re: Mounting a radiator

4 3/8"bolts no bushings and solid body mounts....knock wood...been fine for a long time now.

68 Camaro~LSx ~all motor
1.54 60'--6.95 @ 98.45 660'--10.96 @ 121.53
DOUG G is offline  
post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old Oct 8th, 16, 08:22 PM
Admin/Super Moderator
Brian
 
69-Pace's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Connecticut USA
Posts: 12,509
Garage
Re: Mounting a radiator

Quote:
Originally Posted by NH69Z28RS View Post
Theoretically having solid mounts under the core support transmits more vibration to the core support and thus the radiator increasing the chance of metal fatigue of the radiator itself.
That is always what I heard as well. The rubber mounts on the drivers side seem to give just enough to allow the radiator to flex not crack. I replaced mine with same style rubber mount when I pulled the factory radiator a couple years back.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

1969 Z11 Pace Car - L48 350cid/300hp - 4 Speed Muncie 12 bolt rear.

Super Moderator Team Camaro
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
to send me a private message
69-Pace is offline  
post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old Oct 8th, 16, 08:42 PM
Senior Tech
Doug
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Hopewell, Va
Posts: 216
Re: Mounting a radiator

I have had my Camaro since 1997 and it has four 3/8 bolts mounting it to the radiator support. I have Global West aluminum body mounts too. Haven't had any problems.
camarodriver67 is offline  
post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old Oct 9th, 16, 09:01 AM
Senior Tech
Bill
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 1,391
Garage
Re: Mounting a radiator

I installed stock rubber subframe and radiator support bushings on my car shortly after I bought it. They did not last long. Maybe 6 years before they started showing cracking and fatigue. This was in a car that was sparingly driven and always garaged.
I too read about potential problems with hard radiator support mounts and there possible effects, but after reading on here and Mustang forums, decided to go with poly mounts.
I like Mary Pozi's site for 1st gen info:
FIRST GEN SUSPENSION
Lots of good info on there.
arocars is offline  
post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old Oct 21st, 16, 09:20 AM
Gold Lifetime Member
Fred
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Seabeck WA
Posts: 8,375
Re: Mounting a radiator

My radiator didn't like even the factory well-nuts when under warranty, then leaking in the core and needing repair on a regular basis. Solution: GM went to a simpler system the next year. They used a tray and let the radiator sit on/in it with rubber bushings. I built one. That was in '75 or so. I like it. Quick and easy to remove the radiator too.



One owner 69 Camaro,(yep, bought it new
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
)
RS SS Hugger Orange, L88, 4:10's tru-tack posi, ducted hood, Endura, spoilers.
TH400 (CX) with Coan 8" converter, GV-OD, 8 track still on console and best et 10.495,
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
128.79mph 1.428 60'
All with 1960's stuff. (except tires and converter)
+ MT Super Scavenger headers & 3" full exhaust with X pipe. 3700 lbs. with me in it.
1000cfm AED and HD Harold-Lunati SR, 725 lift with shaft rockers too.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Fred Ficarra is offline  
post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old Mar 16th, 17, 01:36 PM
Richard
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Miami, FL
Posts: 2
Re: Mounting a radiator

I'm sorry to say those mounts are not even close to what the stock ones look like. I'm still looking for a stock radiator mount new, used or whatever...
traffic_pe is offline  
post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old Mar 16th, 17, 01:56 PM
Gold Lifetime Member
Tom
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: the 02176
Posts: 5,985
Re: Mounting a radiator

I found the rubber replacements at Lowe's in the hardware drawers. I forget the exact name of them. But they are there.

'67 rs - ordered new by my Grandfather
327 L30, K-K, Deluxe int, tach & gauges, 12 bolt posi, 4 speed.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
-
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Melrose RS is offline  
post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old Mar 16th, 17, 02:25 PM
Moderator
____
 
DOUG G's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: Maryland, USA
Posts: 19,437
Garage
Send a message via MSN to DOUG G
Re: Mounting a radiator

Quote:
Originally Posted by traffic_pe View Post
I'm sorry to say those mounts are not even close to what the stock ones look like. I'm still looking for a stock radiator mount new, used or whatever...
Not sure on stock ones....but....look here for what may work for you ?

68 Camaro~LSx ~all motor
1.54 60'--6.95 @ 98.45 660'--10.96 @ 121.53
DOUG G is offline  
post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old Mar 16th, 17, 03:12 PM
Gold Lifetime Member
Tom
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: the 02176
Posts: 5,985
Re: Mounting a radiator

Quote:
Originally Posted by DOUG G View Post
Not sure on stock ones....but....look here for what may work for you ?
That's it, Doug. "Well nuts". Lowe's. work perfectly.

'67 rs - ordered new by my Grandfather
327 L30, K-K, Deluxe int, tach & gauges, 12 bolt posi, 4 speed.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
-
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Melrose RS is offline  
post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old Apr 26th, 17, 09:47 PM
Gold Lifetime Member
Dave
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: casselberry, fl
Posts: 813
Re: Mounting a radiator

From Heartbeat City.......

1967-1968-1969 Camaro Radiator mounting hardware kit - 1967, 1968, 1969 Camaro Parts - NOS, Rare, Reproduction Camaro Parts for your Restoration

1968, 327 210 HP, Power Steering, Power Disc Brakes, Custom Interior, 4 Speed, Console, Gauges, Tilt Wheel, Speed Warning, Fiber Optics, 10 Bolt 3.55 Posi Rear end......Owned since 1978.
daven1256 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Tags
mount, radiator, rubber

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Team Camaro Tech forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address.
NOTE we receive a lot of registrations with bad email addresses. IF you do not receive your confirmation email you will not be able to post. contact support and we will try and help.
Be sure you enter a valid email address and check your spam folder as well.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome