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Username Post: 6cylinder radiator position        (Topic#358677)
rls8836 
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11-02-19 09:46 AM - Post#2779366    

Where is the 6 cylinder position?



 


56sedandelivery 
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11-02-19 10:48 AM - Post#2779370    
    In response to rls8836

6 cylinder radiator mounts in front of the radiator support; V-8 position the radiator mounts behind the radiator support. I am Butch/56sedandelivery.




 
rls8836 
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11-02-19 06:37 PM - Post#2779404    
    In response to 56sedandelivery

Thank you



 
Mel Foye 
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11-03-19 12:52 PM - Post#2779456    
    In response to rls8836

While there was no question on WHY it is because the 6 is longer than the v8 so the radiator was moved forward.



 
streets 
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02-29-20 07:08 PM - Post#2787637    
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Hi Guy's
glad you posted this. I didn't want to start a new topic when this is in a recent archive. Hope this post is seen and replied to as the topic is a few months old.
Just finishing up on my son's 56 2-dr Handymen.
The stock radiator finally bit the bullet, We purchased a new aluminum one and it doesn't want to sit down low enough to clear the hood. The car was originally a 6 cyl. You see a 350 in it now.

We are planning to buy a new core support.

The question is: Will we wind up with the same issue buying an 8 cyl. core support?

The replacement radiator is exactly the same dimensions as the one that came out and it cleared the hood.

Thanks!

Attachment: Brans_56_Radiator_side.jpg (3.27 MB) 10 View(s)




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acardon 
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02-29-20 08:03 PM - Post#2787641    
    In response to streets

That doesn't look like a 6 cyl radiator. The mounting brackets on a 6 cyl radiator point toward the engine/rear. Those brackets are pointing forward. You do need a new complete core support. That one has been cut so there is nothing to hold them fender in alignment. You don't have room for a 8 cylinder support with that radiator in the 8 cyl position.


Don
66 Corvair (driving)
57 2dr HT (driving)
56 2dr HT (waiting to be restored)


Edited by acardon on 02-29-20 08:06 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
streets 
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03-01-20 09:04 PM - Post#2787730    
    In response to acardon

Thanks for looking at this. You are correct, This is a new 8 cylinder Aluminum radiator. We will buy a new
8 cyl. CS (Core Support.)

I also learned you can buy a replacement bar for about the same price.

Would you say the "cut core support" in it is a 6 cylinder?
And
Without having 6 & 8 cylinder core supports side by side to compare,
What difference in the core support frame(s) would you see if you did have both to compare?
IOW
Would the 8 cylinder CS mounting brackets (facing forward) move the 8 cylinder radiator
to approx. where it is at now, but also pull it down to clear the hood?

  • acardon Said:
That doesn't look like a 6 cyl radiator. The mounting brackets on a 6 cyl radiator point toward the engine/rear. Those brackets are pointing forward. You do need a new complete core support. That one has been cut so there is nothing to hold them fender in alignment. You don't have room for a 8 cylinder support with that radiator in the 8 cyl position.







 
streets 
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03-01-20 09:27 PM - Post#2787734    
    In response to streets

I think I understand now.
In the V-8 position, the radiator is behind the top bar if there were one.
R&R the radiator mounting brackets to the inside of the core support.
Sound Right?

What was throwing me was Vendors sell 6 & 8 cyl. core supports.




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acardon 
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03-02-20 07:44 AM - Post#2787760    
    In response to streets

  • Quote:
In the V-8 position, the radiator is behind the top bar if there were one.
R&R the radiator mounting brackets to the inside of the core support.
Sound Right?

What was throwing me was Vendors sell 6 & 8 cyl. core supports.




Yes, a V-8 support has the mounting brackets for the radiator on the engine side of the top bar. A 6 cyl has them on the grill side of the top bar, which puts the radiator in front of the bar instead of behind the bar. It doesn't look like you will have enough room for the radiator on the engine side, with your alternator mounting bracket.

Don
66 Corvair (driving)
57 2dr HT (driving)
56 2dr HT (waiting to be restored)


 
55 Shaker 
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03-02-20 08:48 AM - Post#2787764    
    In response to acardon

It's hard to tell from the picture, but it looks like you got the long water pump on it, so you wouldn't have enough room to mount the radiator in the V/8 position.

The older I get, the more dangerous, I am !!!!


 
streets 
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03-02-20 08:07 PM - Post#2787827    
    In response to 55 Shaker

Thanks a lot guys. It isn't running a fan blade, (electric) so I thought there would be enough room.

Good eye on the alternator/bracket and water pump length. Easy fix.
V-8 core support should be here soon.




 


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