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Jared Pennington
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Radiator and mount

Post by Jared Pennington » Mon Aug 01, 2016 10:46 am

I have a 5.3 going in a '83 Malibu Wagon and I'm looking for the simplest solution on a radiator and mounting system. It will be EFI and I'll need room for the air intake. What is everyone using to solve this issue?

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Re: Radiator and mount

Post by Kevin Williams » Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:17 pm

Stock V8 radiator for the g-body. It will install in the stock location. As for mounting you can use the factory shroud with trimming. That will give lots of room. I was able to find a radiator mounting plate from a turbo buick. That was years ago, good luck locating one.
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Re: Radiator and mount

Post by Jared Pennington » Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:30 am

Thank you Kevin. Much appreciated

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Re: Radiator and mount

Post by 1981Regal » Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:04 am

One of the gbodies has a metal radiator top plate just can't remember what one. Think it was Olds or Pontiac
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Re: Radiator and mount

Post by thunder938 » Wed Aug 03, 2016 12:39 pm

The same rad that was in the car with SBC.


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Re: Radiator and mount

Post by Jared Pennington » Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:46 am

Thunder, I had a V6 in it. I'm assuming that a stock V8 replacement radiator will work? What mounting plate is yours off of?

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Re: Radiator and mount

Post by thunder938 » Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:45 am

My rad. is just a alum. V8 unit that was in the car before, I have a doulbe elc. fan set up and a ton of room between the rad and motor. I have 1 inch set back plates on the motor mounts, I am running a th400.

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