Radiator question

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    Stepped down upper outlet .I have never seen that on a factory old school radiator.
    Not saying it did not happen.
     
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    What is the core length? I believe stock core length is 20 inches non a/c and 26 inches a/c and hi performance models.
     
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    Comes in at 26" cool thank you


    Are you talking about the upper right? It was plugged, but I'm trying to make a homemade fitting for a steam line. I have no idea what the original usage for it.
     
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    Upper left the radiator hose looks stepped down and long.. that is what newer aftermarket radiators have that I have seen..Factory original I have not seen that.
    Not talking factory replacement..I am talking Original.

    That upper right area you plugged off I have seen and if it has a hole through it into the antifreeze area it is actually used for going to the heater core.
    It would have a heater hose fitting threaded there.
    Most all of my Oldsmobiles had it.

    My first junker had a stick pounded into the hole to plug it off and no antifreeze ever leaked from it.
    Like a wood whiskey barrel.. it will seal up tight with liquid in it.
    Let it dry out and it will shrink.
     

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