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

Registered: 03/22/05
Posts: 990
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

Registered: 10/10/07
Posts: 2595
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: 16954
Loc: Trumussia
I agree, when possible I lower and move rearward any of mine that I can, I am not a wheelstander. stirthepot
Seeking more civil pastures

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

Registered: 07/12/04
Posts: 18679
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: 50739
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: 33613
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: 17568
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.
Sassy Grass street Duster, best of 10.69 at 124 driven to the track with 3.23 gears, naturally aspirated on 93 octane.

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

Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 4280
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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