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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Sep 28th, 10, 10:02 PM Thread Starter
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Big Block rad for a small block?

I need a new radiator and would like to get a big block curved neck because hopefully within a year I will replace the 350 with a big block. My question is can I make the big block curved neck radiator work with my 350 for the time being? Not sure if the big block fan shroud would work also. Heres the one I'm looking at http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1969-BB-427-Camaro-4-Row-Radiator-Curved-Hose-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem2e9c7eb47aQQitemZ20019 4045050QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccesso ries
It is a 23" 4 core.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Sep 29th, 10, 12:13 AM
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Re: Big Block rad for a small block?

As long as you get radiator hoses that fit it should work. Probably have to use a SB shroud and modify it to fit the radiator since the fan will be centered in the car if it has the SB frame mounts. Shrouds are cheap. You can put a BB one on it when you switch the engine.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Sep 29th, 10, 02:46 AM
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Re: Big Block rad for a small block?

Can't say how it will work on a curved neck radiator but a 68 SB shroud for a car with AC is for a 23 inch radiator. That same shroud won't work for a BB engine according to Alumitech due to position of the fan being different.

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