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Discussion in 'Original Drivetrain Topic' started by tcwcar, Feb 9, 2010.
Yes, I just had to buy the BB upper and lower rubbers.
any chance you know someone with a rad for a 1970 camaro 4 speed car
Hi Rob and welcome to the forum. Original LF radiators are getting really difficult to find and rarely come up for sale...but when they do, expect to pay upwards of $600-$800 for a unit that needs to be re-cored. If you happen to find an original for less, jump on it and consider yourself fortunate. You might want to post a WTB ad in the swap meet section as well. Good luck
Remember that these were only a 2 core radiator. I went and looked in the GM Parts bin in 1981. Should have bought 20 of them.
I'm with you there Mark....I think of all the parts I tossed from my first car (70 SS-350) and I still cringe....but who knew?
I can still hear the sound of my original 186 heads on my 69Z hitting the bottom of my fathers metal garbage can when I replaced them with the 292 angle plug heads with blocked heat risers. Boy, I wish I still had those in storage somewhere!
I know the 70Z radiator was a 2 core, but didn't the stick shift AC equipped cars get the same radiator (IA, CT tanks) but was 3 core? That wouldn't be a bad substitute if you come across one. Pretty tough to see the cores when its installed and the Z could actually use the extra cooling if you are going to drive it.
I drive mine a lot and went with a 4 core with bigger tubes made in the early 80’s at a race shop. I don’t even remember what I did with my orig rad.
Dave - I had my original IA/CT tanks re-cored as 3-core...can't tell once installed. I parted out a 70 Sport Coupe years ago (350 2bbl) and the original radiator was a 26" 2-core. I guess finding an original manual trans AC car radiator might have IA/CT tanks...but good luck finding one.
The radiator is not for sale, but if anyone can come up with an original 1970 big block radiator with an XY coded tank, I have access to an IA/CT radiator that can be offered as trade. I have a very nice 1970 2 piece shroud to go with the IA/CT radiator so it would go as a set.