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Old July 13th, 2018, 05:01 AM
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Radiator swap

Good morning!!!! The Radiator on my 58 Super 88 is in bad shape. Thinking of doing a swap. Has anyone had any experience with one that is a direct fit?
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Old July 13th, 2018, 06:09 AM
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The Olds parts book says that there were 3 possibilities: w/2BC; w/4BC & J2; w/A.C.
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Old July 13th, 2018, 06:58 AM
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Mine would be 4BC no air.
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Old July 13th, 2018, 07:28 AM
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If the top and bottom are in good shape I would have it re cored. The cost should be about the same and you are still original if that matters.... Tedd
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Old July 13th, 2018, 08:59 AM
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Have the radiator cleaned, flushed and pressure tested. If its in really bad shape, consider getting it recored. Its not cheap to recore a radiator, but you know it will bolt up, connect to everything properly, and last another 50 years or so.
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Originally Posted by Rjharp View Post
Mine would be 4BC no air.

Your part number would be 3139705, but I have no idea where to get one. I also like originality as much as possible; hence I support the advice you've received above.
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