"A bit" is more like 2" lower!!This is because the 57 hood is a bit lower than on a 55-56.
All 3 hoods are different so you can't swap them from year to year anyhow.So you can't swap 6 cylinder radiators directly from a 55-56 to a 57, or the other way, without having interference between the upper radiator hose and the baffle.
Actually Rick there is a problem... I am moving my V8 radiator out to the 6cyl position in my '57. So now the baffle is going to hit the upper radiator hose.V8 radiators and hoses aren't going to interfere with ANY hood baffles, so they aren't a problem.
Likewise, a crossflow radiator installed in front of the radiator support is not going to have a problem either, since the hose isn't going to pass above the support.
I filled the cutout in my baffle so it could do a better job of "baffling".
Well Dave... :confused0006: I think I will go with modify my baffle. Because I just bought my new aluminum radiator. Wasn't thinking about the baffle... otherwise I would have went with the 6cyl radiator.Good point Belair....Now you have two choices.....Either modify your baffle for the radiator hose clearance or buy a 6 cyl radiator.
No doubt that will be your cheapest/easiest way out....Good luck on the project....Send us photosWell Dave... :confused0006: I think I will go with modify my baffle. Because I just bought my new aluminum radiator. Wasn't thinking about the baffle... otherwise I would have went with the 6cyl radiator.