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 Post subject: Radiator and mount
 Post Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2016 10:46 am 
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I have a 5.3 going in a '83 Malibu Wagon and I'm looking for the simplest solution on a radiator and mounting system. It will be EFI and I'll need room for the air intake. What is everyone using to solve this issue?


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 Post subject: Re: Radiator and mount
 Post Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:17 pm 
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Stock V8 radiator for the g-body. It will install in the stock location. As for mounting you can use the factory shroud with trimming. That will give lots of room. I was able to find a radiator mounting plate from a turbo buick. That was years ago, good luck locating one.

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 Post subject: Re: Radiator and mount
 Post Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:30 am 
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Thank you Kevin. Much appreciated


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 Post subject: Re: Radiator and mount
 Post Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:04 am 
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One of the gbodies has a metal radiator top plate just can't remember what one. Think it was Olds or Pontiac

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 Post subject: Re: Radiator and mount
 Post Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 12:39 pm 
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The same rad that was in the car with SBC.


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 Post subject: Re: Radiator and mount
 Post Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:46 am 
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Thunder, I had a V6 in it. I'm assuming that a stock V8 replacement radiator will work? What mounting plate is yours off of?


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 Post subject: Re: Radiator and mount
 Post Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:45 am 
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My rad. is just a alum. V8 unit that was in the car before, I have a doulbe elc. fan set up and a ton of room between the rad and motor. I have 1 inch set back plates on the motor mounts, I am running a th400.


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