My Cold Case radiator

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I know. First class packages get here no later than three days from Jegs.
 
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Not yet. From what i can tell Jegs hasn't shipped them yet. I'm going to have to give them a call tonight.
A lot of items Jegs sells are drop shipped from the manufacturer so if that is the case they will typically take longer than an in stock item.
 
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Called Jegs earlier & got a "hmm" answer. Was in stock for for shipping last Monday but never made it out. Now gotta wait for a call back late tomorrow/early Tuesday for an answer. :rolleyes:
 
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Jegs just called & blames the USPS on loosing it. Reshipping claiming it will be here in a day or two.
 
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Now I have two packages on the way from Jegs, a day apart in travel. Maybe someone on the dock misplaced the first one. :roll:
 
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Got both sets of pads in today. The opening sits on the tanks is perfect but they are too long to fit the rad support & fan shroud. Looked to see what else Prothane has & found nothing 3-3/8" long with 3" opening. Now I looking at either exhange for a set of their "small block" set (7-1711) or track a set of sacrificial set of stock ones to cut to fit. Still refuse to cut the set I have just so I have a set for down the road just in case I would need to put a different rad in. If everything ever fit on the first try would this still be a fun hobby?
 
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Got the "small block" cushions in the other day, hacked them up today. They are fitted to each corner of the rad. So on to the installation for the fit check. The bottom ones have it sitting where it needs to be clearing the rad support like the O.E. type. Then go to put the shroud on-no go. Now the molded edges that somewhat help the air flow hits the core keeping the shroud from sitting in place properly. The radiator core is about as deep/thick as the tanks. I really don't want to hack an original shroud to fit. So now time to step away & plan out what to do. Worst case would be punt the radiator for what I paid & go copper. For this part is now back to the drawing board.
 
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Worst case would be punt the radiator for what I paid & go copper.
Any time I install a non stock part I expect some level of modification or fabrication and sometimes you have to think outside of the box to find something that can be made to work, many times I have walked around my local Lowes trying to find something I can modify to work for an application it was never designed for.
Find out the clearance you need to fill and make it fit and use something other than factory style saddles to make it work. IMO
 
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Any time I install a non stock part I expect some level of modification or fabrication and sometimes you have to think outside of the box to find something that can be made to work, many times I have walked around my local Lowes trying to find something I can modify to work for an application it was never designed for.
Find out the clearance you need to fill and make it fit and use something other than factory style saddles to make it work. IMO
I have gotten the Prothane pad cushions fitted & working, just not looking forward to cutting or trimming the shroud edges on a good piece but in the name of hot rodding it'll be something I might just have to put on a pair of big boy pants & cut.
 

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