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Radiator Saddles?

Discussion in 'Cooling / Heating / AC' started by Dayzedandkonfuzed, Jan 4, 2018.

  1. Dayzedandkonfuzed

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    So the stock radiator saddles... bushings.. mounts... whatever they're called, are not long enough for a 3 or 4 core rad. What is the solution? I have some cheesy universal ones, but is there anything else out there?
     
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    I had a 4 core in one of my El Caminos with the proper cushions...they must be out there somewhere.
     
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    I used the poly ones I just posted. Some mods required. The rubber ones may be your best bet.
     
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    The stock saddles should fit if youre using a factory style radiator. Im using a 4 row and the saddles are the same as the 2 row that came in the car. I do know that they dont work with any of the aluminum radiators out there. The tanks are wider. I bought a Griffin exact fit and it still had different size tanks. I went back to a copper/brass 4 row.
     
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    When I installed my 4-core Champion aluminum radiator, I re-used my stock V6 radiator rubber saddles. I had to 'open up' their grooves until they fit over the fat end tanks of the Champion, but that just too some time with an exacto knife. Once I was done, the radiator dropped right into place.
     
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