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Re: Looking for 68 radiator for LT1 with oil cooler
Are you specifically looking for a aluminum radiator (shiny object) or one that is functional (not looking for bling)?
You have a couple of options- Adapt the LT1 radiator/fans for the 68, that way you could have all of the function without re-engineering the whole system. If you email Scott (Z06vette) on here, he adapted an LS type (same) to his 67 and it has worked well. He made 4 pieces of thin steel bracket in the form of a Z to adapt the new radiator to the old car.
If the radiator you have is in good shape, why not just use an aftermarket cooler and route the oil that way (like a tranny cooler). Use hoses from a 96 vette and all you have to do is trim each side a little bit but it works great.
I removed all of that stuff and changed the oil filter bracket (or whatever it is called- the one that the filter screws to) to one from a old style SBC type.
1968 Camaro SS coupe, Lemans Blue/medium blue interior
LS3/T56 Ridetech Suspension