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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old Jul 14th, 11, 10:09 AM Thread Starter
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Question BBC 4 Core Radiator Mounting

Got a question about how the radiator is mounted. My 67 car has an NOS radiator support with a repop 4 core radiator. When I put the radiator in using the factory holes on the right side, the right side tank sits on top of the rounded edge of the support opening. This causes a large gap when trying to pull that side up tight to the support. I have the AIM and I'm pretty sure I'm using the correct bolt holes on the support.
I don't think I can move it any closer to the fender because of the battery tray.
Is this the way it is supposed to be? If I'm doing something wrong, please give me some advice.

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Re: BBC 4 Core Radiator Mounting

The right side mounting is pretty constant on a factory mounting. Its the left side that you have two mounting positions due to the use of sbc or bbc length radiators.

For a long period , I used the 23"bbc style radiator and it pretty much took up all open spaces on the left side. Right side was as you say, tank was close to then battery tray.

For the sake of body panel movements within the frame, be sure to use the rubber insulated well nuts on the left side.

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Re: BBC 4 Core Radiator Mounting

Yes....it is real tight on the right side....there is no room to move anything. I will try to get some pics over the weekend.

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Re: BBC 4 Core Radiator Mounting

Will your radiator fit the opening using just the left side mounts?
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Re: BBC 4 Core Radiator Mounting

Ok....took some pictures yesterday.

In picture 1 you can see that I have the bottom bolt through the radiator flange and into them correct hole in the radiator support. The hole in the radiator is slotted and I have pushed the radiator as far as the slot will let me to the right. Also in the picture you can see that the battery tray is against the side of the radiator, so the radiator can't move any further to the right.

In picture 2 this is a top view looking down and you can see that the flange for the radiator tank is not moved far enough to the right to clear the rad suppot opening. This causes the radiator to stick way out at the top.

In picture 3...this is the bolting on the left side. The top open hole is the correct hole to be used with the rubber insolating bolts. I can't move the radiator to the right to get these bolts in....so I stuck a bolt in one of the other bolt holes just to hold it on.

I'm at a total lose as to where to start trying to move things to make this work and look corrrect. I really don't want to start jury rigging things now.

If anyone has had this problem and can offer some advice...I would really appreciate it.

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Re: BBC 4 Core Radiator Mounting

In picture 2 my radiator has about .09 clearance . Your tank brackets are located wrong you need to send it back or have them moved . Original brackets are formed to fit the tank not flat .
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Re: BBC 4 Core Radiator Mounting

Thanks guys!
Sending it back is not an option....I bought it up at Carlisle about 3 years ago....its been sitting in a box all this time.
I wonder if I could find some OEM type brackets and have a radiator shop here in town change them out? If so....anyone got any idea where I could find them?

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http://www.rickscamaros.com/camaro-r...1967-1969.html I don't know if this will fit your tanks , you will have to ask . Or you might have a local shop move them .
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Re: BBC 4 Core Radiator Mounting

Thanks Mark!
Boy...they must be pretty proud of those brackets! $$$$

I'm not sure what you mean by having a shop move the existing brackets....I don't think there is anywhere to go with them?

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Re: BBC 4 Core Radiator Mounting

They are soldered on can they be removed from the tanks and moved forward ?
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Re: BBC 4 Core Radiator Mounting

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Ok...I got you now. I will have to go to the garage this afternoon and see if there is any room between the mounting bracket and the tank.....if so....just have a shop move the bracket against the tank and it might just work.
I did see that HBC has the replacement brackets for $119. a little cheaper

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