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Old 02-14-2017, 12:16 PM   #21
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David, no need for step 2-4 if you use a radiator with the 6cyl upper neck.

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David, no need for step 2-4 if you use a radiator with the 6cyl upper neck.Terry
Understand that and agree...I was amplifying on what Bruce had said about trying to use a 57, V8 radiator in the six cylinder position in case any of the members were wondering what all was involved....Also, the OP said:"Well, I did stay with the radiator. had to do minor modifications."
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Are you saying you got a V8 radiator to fit in the 6 cylinder position with minor modifications....Have you closed the hood with the hoses hooked up yet?

I'd be interested in seeing how you did it.
I'd be interested to see how or if the hood closes.
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Yes 557 I did get the V8 radiator to fit in 6 cyl. position. I also did not have to cut the cross bar either. The condenser lines from Vintage Air worked perfectly. There is very little hood clearance. You can NOT use any fancy radiator caps, you will need one will the lowest profile as possible.
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I had no problem with the radiator cap:
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I had no problem with the radiator cap:

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Terry, SW is talking about using the stock V-8 radiator with the center top hose sitting on top of the cross bar.
We still don't know how he closes the hood with the stock baffle.
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Seems like an awful lot of work just to fit a large body HEI.

I have the small body HEI, Vintage Air, power steering pump mounted on front engine mount bracket, radiator shroud, and it all fits with engine/radiator in the stock V8 location.
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Yes, it has been ALOT of work and modifications just to fit the distributor Hindsight I would have just had them change the distributor. Everything just snowballed from there.

I do stand corrected on the V8 radiator in 6 cylinder position. I hadn't completely bolted everything down tight (fenders, baffles, etc.) to completely see if it was all going to fit. Got all that tight and got the hood to close but around the front rounded edge of the hood and fenders the hood sticks up about 1/8th of an inch. So, I will have to modify the cross bar some what. Gotten too far to stop now.
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What did you do with the hood baffle?

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I had the same problem with the Griffin rad and started by flattening out the top bar of the rad support and lowering the rad to clear the hood. I also added a notch to my hood brace as shown, good day.
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Here is a radiator top cross bar that has been notched to clear the top hose on the 57, V8 radiator.

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