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Old 11-14-2017, 04:12 PM   #26
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Re: V8 swap in AD

thanks, that would be great.

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Old 11-14-2017, 09:06 PM   #27
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Re: V8 swap in AD

Ok, ive ordered the bolt kit for all the front sheetmetal. Now im looking at radiators.

What have you guys used?

What can I use and not use?

I'm not trying to go to cheap, but there is a budget to consider lol. Is the 150 dollar range doable for a decent radiator for this truck and setup?
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Old 11-15-2017, 10:58 PM   #28
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Re: V8 swap in AD

Some guys use original-style rads, some use '65 Mustang rads and some use the aftermarket 19x22 crossflow triple-pass aluminum universal radiators from Summit, Jegs et al.

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Old Yesterday, 11:50 AM   #29
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Re: V8 swap in AD

Ok, this may be a stupid question. Is there a certain type of radiator I need? I mean auto and manual trans don't require anything different or special just because it's a auto or manual right?

What's the best option for my combo that can fit?
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Old Yesterday, 01:36 PM   #30
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Ok, this may be a stupid question. Is there a certain type of radiator I need? I mean auto and manual trans don't require anything different or special just because it's a auto or manual right?

What's the best option for my combo that can fit?

Auto trans radiators have integral trans coolers and plumbing connections in the bottom - convenient, but not necessary if you run a separate trans cooler.

I see as many radiator systems as trucks. I have used the universal fit and the OEM style. The easiest choice would be an original-fit radiator if you have the room up front - they do mount BEHIND the core support so take up more engine bay space. A universal-fit (take measurements to order the size you need) would be cheaper but would require minimal effort to devise a mounting system - simple enough (see photo):
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Old Yesterday, 03:21 PM   #31
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Re: V8 swap in AD

Ok, cool. So if I get one without a built in trans cooler.. any particular size I should get for a trans cooler? And, I'm not sure if it makes a difference. But when it comes to adequate cooling...and in such a small space.. I will also need a A/C condenser. Can all three squeeze behind that little grill and everything gets cooled off enough?
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Old Yesterday, 04:13 PM   #32
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I just check my order. Looks like I should get a front sheetmetal hardware tomorrow. I'll put things together and double Check all my clearances while I can still easily move stuff around. I'll post some pics and make sure I've got my measurements right.
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