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Old 02-21-2017, 01:41 PM   #31
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When you bought the VA unit (kit), did you specify that the radiator was in the V8 position? If they sent you one for a 6 cyl. position, would be easier to send back and exchange for the correct one.
Yep, I agree, exchange it... ps..inline 6 cylinder back in the day..
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Yes, we got the V8 originally because we did not know we would have to move it to the 6 cyl. position. The lines to buy were pretty cheap to switch them to 6 cyl.
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A V8 specific radiator will not work in the 57 6 cylinder position without many modifications, Much more than just relocation brackets. Get the correct 57 6 cylinder only radiator, You will be glad you did.
Absolutely correct. The upper tank inlet of a V8 is centered in the tank. The 6 cyl inlet is offset about 4" towards the pass side. You can mount a V8 radiator in the 6cyl position with adapters, but then the hood baffle and inlet interfere. You can take out the hood baffle, but that cuts down on air flow through the radiator by allowing air to pass over the top of the radiator instead of through the core...as well as weakening the hood.

I had a custom 3-row aluminum radiator fabricated for the 6cyl position ... same dimensions as an OEM 6cyl radiator. With the electric fan and shroud, and a short water pump, it fits my HEI (moved forward 3/4") SBC with room to spare.
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