My Cold Case radiator

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Geezer
Sep 14, 2014
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Elderton, Pa
I cleaned up the outer edges where the upper saddle pads sit so no plastic hitting/rubbing the rad. Might have to trim a small spot on the outer edges on the saddle pads to look alittle cleaner. Even put the fan on to see if everything is somewhat center & make sure no blade contact (good now, with my luck it'll hit when all the sheet metal is on.)
 
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Geezer
Sep 14, 2014
5,569
113
Elderton, Pa
I've got it actully fitting OK with the shroud now. Filled in the holes the previous owner put in it & fixed a crack that was in a poorly attempted hole. Now on average there is about 1/2" gap between the shroud & rad where the side ribs/fillers were on the shroud (not the space of whats left of the rib to rad).Then there is about 3/8" space from the outer eddge of the shroud to where the tanks joint the core. This has me thinking hell with filling that void & just clean up the whats left of the ribs to look even & put a good coat of black paint on it to make it look good then say hell with it to call that part done. Then this nightmare of direct fits parts will be over.
 
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Geezer
Sep 14, 2014
5,569
113
Elderton, Pa
New fun today. While looking thru the garage to figure out what to sell I got out som of the smaller hoses as I'm planing a near full mock up of the under hood to see what is needed or changed. Looking at the overflow nipple it didn't look 3/8", so slip of the hose to see how far off (& to see by chance it's a metric size) it was. too small, looks 5/16". So I figured I'd just screw it off & put on a brass one in the stash. Lightly working the the wrench. "SNAP!!!" So now I have to drill & tap it but to add to the fun it's not 1/8" pipe, it's...(wait for it)...1/16"! So the new nipple would of never threaded in. To add to it NOBODY in the area has a 1/16" pipe tap. Only fitting I found were air line fittings with a micro orfice that would need bored out but it would adapt to 1/8". Called Cold Case to let them know (& to see if I'm going to void the warranty), to they can send me another nipple (FYI, all their rads use this nipple.) Since no tap around to keep it that size & it's smaller than the hose I'll have to send pics of the damage & proof of purchase so they can have it on record for down the road. Really wish I could of found a rad shop to fix the old 3 core.
 
olds307 and 403

olds307 and 403

Geezer
Oct 14, 2008
5,864
113
Melville,Saskatchewan
It may have been locktighted
 
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Geezer
Sep 14, 2014
5,569
113
Elderton, Pa
There is the orange/red thread sealer visable from the inside of the rad neck. But lightly is never light enough.
 
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Geezer
Sep 14, 2014
5,569
113
Elderton, Pa
Now I'll have to find a 1/16" pipe tap as there is not much space I am going to fill comfortable boring out to go 1/8". Then the hunt for a 3/8" nipple with 1/16" pipe. I might have to creative but not to look like a 💩 job with an 1/16" to 1/8" adapter.
 
MrSony

MrSony

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Nov 15, 2014
5,554
113
Des Moines, Iowa
My new champion has a stupidly small nipple too...
WHY?
 
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