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    Biggest fitting radiator?

    Post  79treemaster on Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:37 am

    I will be installing a 600 HP+ 489-496 ci motor in my 79 later next summer. Wanting to find out what and where is the biggest radiator I can fit in the car. Pretty sure I am looking at 32" wide and about 19" height wise.
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    Re: Biggest fitting radiator?

    Post  GM B-Body Forum on Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:51 pm

    yeah im not sure, but these cars have alot of room, so id think you get one in there with min to no problems, i cant remember the stock size, i did however upgrade to a three core from the original single core, but the outside dimensions stayed the same


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    Re: Biggest fitting radiator?

    Post  79treemaster on Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:53 pm

    Yeah, I am guessing they make a four core that size as well. Maybe even a big 2 core aluminum unit with big tubes.
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    Re: Biggest fitting radiator?

    Post  GM B-Body Forum on Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:56 pm

    Yeah whatever you can find, youll need that bad boy running cool, im assuming your going to upgrade to electric fans too?


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