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#2338355 - 07/17/17 11:53 AM Moving Radiator
Kid-Dart Offline
super stock

Registered: 03/22/05
Posts: 957
Loc: Michigan
Hi all,
Just wondering if anyone has moved there radiator in front of the rad support and just behind the Grill. I have a 74 Dart Sport and have been thinking of doing this for a few years to free up some space.

What say you and share pics if you have them

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#2338488 - 07/17/17 03:37 PM Re: Moving Radiator [Re: Kid-Dart]
polyspheric Offline
top fuel

Registered: 10/10/07
Posts: 2348
Loc: New York
No personal, but you're shifting a lot of weight in the wrong direction.
Boffin Emeritus

#2338600 - 07/17/17 06:28 PM Re: Moving Radiator [Re: polyspheric]
jcc Offline
No politics

Registered: 12/21/03
Posts: 16815
Loc: Trumussia
I agree, when possible I lower and move rearward any of mine that I can, I am not a wheelstander. stirthepot

#2338656 - 07/17/17 08:07 PM Re: Moving Radiator [Re: Kid-Dart]
Thumperdart Offline

Registered: 07/12/04
Posts: 18355
Loc: State of confusion
I usually leave the line wheels up so I'd do it if I needed to but have plenty of room and street car, no problem I see........... thumbs How much are we really talking here anyhow.......... shruggy

Edited by Thumperdart (07/17/17 08:07 PM)
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#2338666 - 07/17/17 08:19 PM Re: Moving Radiator [Re: Kid-Dart]
MR_P_BODY Offline

Registered: 06/13/03
Posts: 50445
Loc: Romeo MI
I have on my old Valiant.. was a destroked
383.. worked out great with a tube chassis
but try to look at where the weight will
be in the end

W-9 8.94 @ 151 NOW ON E-85
Mike "Raff"...(180)Watching over us

#2339036 - 07/18/17 11:08 AM Re: Moving Radiator [Re: MR_P_BODY]
RapidRobert Offline
Circle Track

Registered: 11/20/03
Posts: 33013
Loc: Lincoln Nebraska
there's been mention of a Hayden short fan assy (I forget the #). the legs on a BB pump can be milled. the "cross" on the WP can be pressed rearward a bit to move the pulley rearward along with buttonhead pump mounting bolts. The hardest part will be locating the correct depth pulleys to restore belt alignment. maybe even a rad with less cores (or just thinner) & a wider one to restore cooling capacity & "area" is more important than cores & it is for sure easier to expand clearances out sideways against the frame rails for more area.
live every 24 hour block of time like it's your last day on earth

#2339100 - 07/18/17 12:16 PM Re: Moving Radiator [Re: Kid-Dart]
ProSport Offline
I Live Here

Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 17431
Loc: Akron, Ohio
On my 73 dart with a big block, motor plate, mezeire pump and HHR fan with aluminum radiator I had to do some cutting on my core support to gain about an inch of room.
500" Street Duster

#2340791 - 07/21/17 01:10 AM Re: Moving Radiator [Re: Kid-Dart]
MoparBilly Offline

Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 4180
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
Big aluminum Radiator. Engine plate, the Big GPM mezeire. Brothers ran out of room on the Ruster Duster. They were also in a hurry, so it wasn't pretty.



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