My Cold Case radiator

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pagrunt

Geezer
Sep 14, 2014
5,568
113
Elderton, Pa
OK got that nipple fixed today, now it has the correct 3/8" nipple. Drilled out & tapped for the 1/16" NPT to 1/8" NPT adapter & made sure it won't void the warranty (eric_cspan take a look at the pics just to make sure.) I even drilled out the adapter to a 11/64" bore from less than 1/8" bore. I would of drilled it out to 1/8" NPT but I wasn't feeling hoppy enough to try.
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TURNA

TURNA

Rocket Powered Basset Hound
Jul 24, 2009
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113
Socialist NY
is that neck pressed in?
 
pagrunt

pagrunt

Geezer
Sep 14, 2014
5,568
113
Elderton, Pa
I'll have to take another look but it might be a rivet like or crimp like attachment. No mater what it's a multi use/fit piece for their other radiators.
 
TURNA

TURNA

Rocket Powered Basset Hound
Jul 24, 2009
11,006
113
Socialist NY
No welds?!?!?!?!?!?!
 
TURNA

TURNA

Rocket Powered Basset Hound
Jul 24, 2009
11,006
113
Socialist NY
AHHH ok good!!!

3rd base?!?!?!?!?!

You should have just stuck it in there!!!!
 
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pagrunt

Geezer
Sep 14, 2014
5,568
113
Elderton, Pa
Guess it's now safe to say somewhat success on the instalation as I did what I hope is the final fitting of the hoses. I trimmed about an inch off the lower hose on the rad side & should look into doing it with the upper but it's looking OK. The only thing left would be looking into sealing the gap between the shroud & core but not sure if it would really matter as I've seen alot of older cars with OE type rads with similar gaps.
 
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pagrunt

Geezer
Sep 14, 2014
5,568
113
Elderton, Pa
Found some peel & stick 5/16" weather stripping for automotive/marine applications at the local hardware store & stuck it on today. Passenger side still has a bit of a still wide gap but the drivers side has a small gap. Might not fill the sides all the way but can't hurt to try it.
 

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OK got that nipple fixed today, now it has the correct 3/8" nipple. Drilled out & tapped for the 1/16" NPT to 1/8" NPT adapter & made sure it won't void the warranty (eric_cspan take a look at the pics just to make sure.) I even drilled out the adapter to a 11/64" bore from less than 1/8" bore. I would of drilled it out to 1/8" NPT but I wasn't feeling hoppy enough to try.
What a PITA!

I saw your reply in my build thread, and I'm about to try swapping the nipple out. Really pi$$es me off that I paid extra for this "Gbody Direct Bolt in" for extra money over a Northern or Summit 2 row and had to deal with the same headaches but would have at least saved myself some money.
 
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