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Offline missioncritical

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Radiator Replacement
« on: October 03, 2019 - 09:36:40 pm »
This winter I want to do some detail work in the engine bay on the 70 Cuda, so it at least matches the rest of car, which is all original and in really good shape.  While the previous owner kept everything original almost to a fault (ie U-joints, shocks, etc.), he got rid of the original radiator and I just hate looking at the shiny aluminum one.  Before someone suggests that I just scuff it and paint it black, is there anywhere that an original-looking black old-school radiator can be purchased?  There is a chance that a local radiator shop can put something together, but I don't know what the original specs were on what came on these cars, so if anyone knows what that is, let me know.

Car has a 383 w/automatic transmission.

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Offline 73440

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Re: Radiator Replacement
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2019 - 11:07:42 pm »
Looks like a 26" is what was original.
Original # 2998958 for 383-2.
Original # 2998961 for 383-4.

https://www.yearone.com/Product/challenger-cuda/2998961

https://www.ebay.com/p/2263450999?iid=232663558053
 http://www.restorationradiators.com/products.asp
Maybe Glen Ray can provide some dimensions .
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Offline missioncritical

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Re: Radiator Replacement
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2019 - 11:32:38 pm »
Thanks!, I went to YearOne, but missed the Reproduction Radiator section entirely.  I think I can find something between these two sources. 

Offline 73440

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Re: Radiator Replacement
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2019 - 11:49:33 pm »
Your welcome, those sources are not cheap though.
67 440
72 413 / 727
73 Barracuda w/ 68 440
65 Plymouth Fury III , I sold ,was my Nana's car till 92 yo.
51 Ford F1 239 Flathead, flipped , new cab , stolen
59 BelAir 283 4 door original patina
01 Chevy van 419,000 miles
06 Crown Vic Police Interceptor
75 HD Ironhead converted to RH shift
73 HD Ironhead
82 HD Ironhead
74 Norton 850
80 HD Shovelhead
80 Husqvarna WR 390