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Old July 6th, 2009, 07:04 PM   #1
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I'm wondering if the stock radiator from an 80's Chevy 3/4 truck that had a 350 would be good enough to cool a built big block? We're going to put a Taurus fan on whatever we use, and it will possibly be put in the bed of the truck, not sure on that yet though.

If not, any suggestions as to what we should try to find? Trying to work on a budget, but he'll spend what he has to. Just trying to find a little more wallet friendly solution first.

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go get a rad out of a big block chevy truck, they are 4 core. How built is "built" because a budget rad is not a wise choice for a built BBC
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Its gonna run 12:1 compresson, 560 lift cam, and has performer heads and intake and an 800 CFM Edelbrock carb. It was built once before and was engine dyno'd a little above 500 horsepower. I guess its just a little above mild is all.

I was hoping you'd say they had come with a 4 core. I wasnt sure, and wasnt able to find that little piece of information. That would be sufficient to run on this motor?
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Try to find a radiator from a 80's Chevy diesel pickup, or check out Griffin's aluminum radiators. If you are mounting it in the bed, try to use the biggest that will fit.
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