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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Sep 22nd, 11, 09:43 AM Thread Starter
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Radiator outlet for 67

I want to put an Aluminum radiator in my 67 with a small block. Does anyone know if the outlet for a 67 should be straight or have a bend? I want to save some money so I plan to buy a universal fit radiator and make my own mounting brackets and they sell them with bent or straight outlets and I don't know which one I need.

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Re: Radiator outlet for 67

The hose connections of the stock radiator come straight out the engine side of the radiator. The top connection is on the left side or the car and the bottom is on the right side. The radiator fill is on the right side of the car.


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Re: Radiator outlet for 67

I JUST put an aluminum radiator in a '69. I did exactly what you described. I have all kinds of pictures if you need some help. Either straight or angled will work. It doesn't make much of a difference. Good luck with the project.


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Re: Radiator outlet for 67

Thanks for the info. I have ordered the straight outlet and hope to have it early next week.

Alan, if you have any photos showing how you made and attached mounting brackets I think that would be very helpful. Also, anything showing how far you spaced the radiator out from the core support would be great.

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You can get a feel for how I did it here. I cut the opening in the radiator support back by 4". (the radiator I used was HUGE) Then I flanged the edges just like the factory had it. The radiator is about 1/4"-3/8" away from the core support. Everything was mig welded together after I cut everything apart to make the room for the larger radiator. I had to relocate the overflow jug, voltage regulator, battery tray, use an extended upper hose, and put a separate trans cooler in it. I narrowed the battery tray by 3/4" and slid it to the passenger side by 1/2" to get the room for the bigger radiator.

I fabbed everything from 16 gauge steel, including the fan shroud. I wanted it to look like it came that way.

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Re: Radiator outlet for 67

Alan,

Thanks for the pictures. I am hoping I don't have to do that level of modification. I am not going much larger with the radiator so I am hoping I can just fab some mounting brackets and weld them to the radiator and use the original mounting bolt holes.

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"Weld" them to the radiator? You can MIG or TIG aluminum I'm assuming? They sell direct fit radiators with the mounting brackets on them already. The radiator I put in that '69 was $150. For $300, you can have a direct bolt in unit. The main reason I did all that is you can't have a radiator that big with a direct fit model. That may be the route to think about. Yes, it's more money initially, but it saves a bunch of time and effort later on.


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