Need Help Identifying This Big Block Radiator!

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  1. TommyRS70

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    Any information greatly appreciated. No other tag present. Thanks! 17523.jpeg 17521.jpeg 17519~2.jpeg 17520.jpeg 17553.jpeg 17552.jpeg 17521~2.jpeg
     
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    I've seen that upturned lower outlet on a Corvette back in the 70s I think.
     
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    Fella said it came out of a 70 Camaro BB.
     
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    Pretty sure the bottom outlet would be straight if it was from a 70 big block.
     
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    Tommy if you wire brush the tag there should be a part number on the tag. Its is stamped in the tag flat section where it's attached to the radiator.
     
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    Thanks Ron, will do!
     
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    I’d say it looks like a late C-3 radiator but so far I haven’t been able to find a reference for the “PR” code on the tag.
     
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    With that filler neck it wouldn't have been on a 2nd gen Camaro. 2nd gens have to have an angled filler neck due to hood interference.
     
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    Gotcha! Thanks guys
     
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    Lifted this from one of the Corvette forums:
    “According to my 1980 Corvette Chassis and Body Parts Catalog, 3035558 was used in 78, but it carried the code "MJ", not "ML". The parts book lists part number 3035856 as radiator code "ML".

    Here's the breakdown of the radiator usage from 76-79, starting winth the 76 2nd design (the same radiators were used from 76-79).

    3035558
    1976 - 350, except hi-performance (L-82), 2nd design 76, code MK, 1 1/2" inlet.

    1976 - 350, w/hi-performance (L-82) w/o air conditioning, 2nd design 76, code MK, 1 1/2" inlet.

    77-79 - 350, except HD radiator, code MK & MJ, 1 1/2" inlet.

    77-78 - 350, w/air conditioning, except hi-performance (L-82), code MK, 1 1/2" inlet.

    3035856

    1976 - 350, w/hi-performance (L-82) & air conditioning, 2nd design 76, code ML, 1 1/2" inlet.

    77-79 - 350, w/spl hi-performance (L-82) & air conditioning, 1st design 1979, code ML, 1 1/2" inlet.

    77-79 - 350, w/HD radiator (V01), 1st design 1979, code ML, 1 1/2" inlet.

    3043087

    79 - 350, w/hi-performance (L-82) & air conditioning, 2nd design 79, code FW, 1 1/4" inlet.

    79 - 350, w/HD radiator (V01), 2nd design 79, code FW, 1 1/4" inlet.

    3043083
    79 - 350, except HD radiator (V01), codes FP & FR, 1 1/4" inlet. * This radiator doen't carry the note in the parts book, that it was 79 2nd design, but having the smaller 1 1/4" inlet, would make it a 79 2nd design radiator.”


    I haven’t found reference for ‘80-82 yet. Check the inlet diameter to see where it might fit on the timeline.
     

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