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Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:54 pm    Post subject: MODEL A RADIATOR

Can anyone sugget any possible cars to find a radiator that will fit in a Model A Grille shell for a 283 chev.
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Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:49 pm    Post subject:

I would go to my local wrecker equiped with the dimensions you want. They generally have all the radiators hanging from a wall....well the wrecker I go to at least. Most modern radiators are cross flow so you might find standing one up will fit but you will need to make up brackets and move the outlets.
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Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:14 pm    Post subject:

Grill shell of my Chev is very similar size to a Model A and I used a 3 row Commodore radiator cut down 50mm abd it works like a dream.

Motor actually runs on the thermostat at 80 deg and even in the Wintersun Cruize (read car park like traffic) it ran just over 90


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Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:13 pm    Post subject:

the commadore radiator is way too narrow to use in 1928 shell and too high i've just had a toyota dyna radiator narrowed to fit in my sons 1928 roadster p/up and the temp gauge don't move till you get stuck in traffic
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Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:17 am    Post subject: RADIATOR

Thanks for th advice guys. Have a commodore radiator and it seems fine width wise but is to tall for the grille. Have appriached a few people about cutting it down and no one wants to touch it.

Is there anyone in sydney you recomend for doing this.
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Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:33 am    Post subject: Re: RADIATOR

Anonymous wrote:
Thanks for th advice guys. Have a commodore radiator and it seems fine width wise but is to tall for the grille. Have appriached a few people about cutting it down and no one wants to touch it.

Is there anyone in sydney you recomend for doing this.



There is a place called Active Radiators. They are at Moorbank...number is 96007554. They are keen the get into customising radiators. Apparently they've already done a few rods and the guys are happy with the result.
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Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:18 pm    Post subject:

Early Toyota landcruisers fit almost perfectly into 28/29 grill shells. You might have to move the hose a bit to clear the fan, it just depends on how low your motor sits.
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Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:14 pm    Post subject:

if using the commondoor(carby era) radiator try and use the 3 row W.A police special core. I had the std 3 row and struggled to keep the clevo(396hp) in 27 pickup cool. The police version has 12 cores more across n 50mm thick as opposed to 43mm std.
This made a huge difference even up here in the tropics for min$$

I will run the same core in the 37 when complete.
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Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:21 am    Post subject:

I got the local radiator man to build me one.

It uses late model Commodore tanks but has a 5 row core, he put the inlet, outlet and the filler were I wanted. It cost $550 but is all new and built to suit my grill shell.
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Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:16 pm    Post subject:

My 28 Chev radiator surround is about the same size as an A model. EJ Holden radiator dropped straight in with no mods. If your V8 is hotted up a bit the early Holden 6 radiator might not be big enough?
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