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FYI..you have the same radiator in your RC that i have in my 77 truck. The last time i looked for one, the only place locally that could get one was NAPA or CarQuest. I got one from NAPA and it was the correct size and the inlet and outlet were in the right place but the mounting brackets on the radiator were not at a slight angle as the original was. This angle is needed to make the proper space for the coolant recovery tank to fit coreectly. I brought it back to NAPA and tolf them to shove it. I dont expect to have to drill holes in my truck when their radiator is advertsed to meet or exceed factory specs. Made in Thailand. I finally had my old one re-cored at a local shop for about $150.
 

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I might have to get either a new one or recore maybe this spring.

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FYI..you have the same radiator in your RC that i have in my 77 truck. The last time i looked for one, the only place locally that could get one was NAPA or CarQuest. I got one from NAPA and it was the correct size and the inlet and outlet were in the right place but the mounting brackets on the radiator were not at a slight angle as the original was. This angle is needed to make the proper space for the coolant recovery tank to fit coreectly. I brought it back to NAPA and tolf them to shove it. I dont expect to have to drill holes in my truck when their radiator is advertsed to meet or exceed factory specs. Made in Thailand. I finally had my old one re-cored at a local shop for about $150.
 

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macario said:
I might have to get either a new one or recore maybe this spring.

As long as the old tanks are still in great shape, a recore would do just fine. If not, you cant polish a turd, ya just gotta flush it.
 

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when i put the bb in my78 club cab, i used the modine 889. i got it from radiator.com for 159.00, it showed up the next day and was free shipping. tom
 

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bigblockbob said:
tom how long ago was it that you purchased it
The 889 is still available but the picture below shows the top hose goin in on the drivers side...yours goes in on the passengers side? Call first to check. Be careful out there.
www.radiatorinfo.com

 

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i got my first 3 years ago for 149.00, then last year i got my 2nd for 159.00 for my ramcharger but haven't put it in yet.
stevo, i used a small block top rad hose. they come longer than needed and can be trimed to fit. tom
 

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bigdog440 said:
i got my first 3 years ago for 149.00, then last year i got my 2nd for 159.00 for my ramcharger but haven't put it in yet.
stevo, i used a small block top rad hose. they come longer than needed and can be trimed to fit. tom
Tom, so the small block hose goes in the opposite direction? I have never had a small block Mopar so I would'nt know. This is good info for everyone.:)
 

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I wonder if the small block lower radiator hose would work on the big block? I will have to investigate this.

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bigdog440 said:
i got my first 3 years ago for 149.00, then last year i got my 2nd for 159.00 for my ramcharger but haven't put it in yet.
stevo, i used a small block top rad hose. they come longer than needed and can be trimed to fit. tom
Tom, so the small block hose goes in the opposite direction? I have never had a small block Mopar so I would'nt know. This is good info for everyone.:)
 

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Last time I looked for one I could not find a new one. The shop ordered one that turned out to be a small-block one. The small-block one is also sightly smaller in size. Small-block fan shroud might be different to. It can work but makes me check the vin to see if it is a factory big-block. Ended up having the old one recored to a four row a little pricey but worth it. Mike
 

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stevo, when i put the 440 in the top hoses where wrong and i got tired of going back so i had alot of hoses laying around so i went through them and found one that fit. it was off the 318 i pulled out of the truck. the bottom hose was from a middle 70's b-body(off my old cordoba).when i pull hoses i mark them so i know in the future for ref.

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td440, sorry i didnt have a shroud but with both of the bb i never had a problem. a small block is taller so if the fan was a little smaller it might work. tom
 

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also try Van's auto Parts if there is one near you, they had a brand spankin new one in stock when i called. i almost crapped myself. it cost maybe a little more for a new one and it s probably worth it. good luck
 
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