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#1468229 Mon Sep 26 2022 01:07 PM
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'Bolter
Will I be able to recore OE radiator from my 66 with a 283 to cool a 383?

If not what set up should i be getting? If I keep the OE I will re use shroud and fan. If I go different I will upgrade to electric fans.


1966 C-10 Step Side. 283, 4spd, 3.73 gear. 60K miles prior to restoration. 507 Paint Code. Currently in 10,000 pieces.
Transmission is done! Rear Suspension is done! Wheels are done! Bed bodywork is done! Soon to order a 383 crate.



Ferris Bueller #1468242 Mon Sep 26 2022 01:53 PM
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If you have a “good” radiator shop they can upgrade your current radiator to handle the extra heat. Yes, you need to keep the shroud for optimal cooling.


Martin
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Ferris Bueller #1468517 Tue Sep 27 2022 05:27 PM
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Agreed. Stock shroud is in good shape. Just needs a fresh coat of paint. The AC side of things might force me into a electric, but we will see.


1966 C-10 Step Side. 283, 4spd, 3.73 gear. 60K miles prior to restoration. 507 Paint Code. Currently in 10,000 pieces.
Transmission is done! Rear Suspension is done! Wheels are done! Bed bodywork is done! Soon to order a 383 crate.



Ferris Bueller #1468657 Wed Sep 28 2022 03:06 PM
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For the cost of a re-core, you can buy new aluminum radiators that in my opinion will cool better, paint them black and you'll never know its not stock. Tanks wear out also, so check them close before spending to much on the old one.

Ferris Bueller #1468783 Thu Sep 29 2022 01:49 PM
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Ferris Have had recore work done,often leaks at tank seams from dirt,almost impossible to repair. A big brass radiator like a 6400 has is a powerful cooler my 51 goes thru 95 degree idleing no problem. Next best bet is big aluminum,put a custom aluminum in my 60 corvette,made to fit it ,is fine used GM dex-cool.

Ferris Bueller #1468884 Thu Sep 29 2022 10:19 PM
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I think I would go aftermarket aluminum if you're going to add AC with a 383, what tranny?


1957 Chevrolet 5700 LCF 283 SM420 single speed rear, 1955 IH 300U T/A, 1978 Corvette 350 auto, 1978 Yamaha DT175, 1999 Harley Davidson Softail Fat Boy
Ferris Bueller #1468931 Fri Sep 30 2022 11:30 AM
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Stay with an engine driven fan. It is very difficult to get the same efficiency as an engine driven fan with an electric fan. Electric also requires sensors, relay, wiring... More hassle to build, more potential problems.
With a good rad and shroud, the A/C will work fine with an engine driven fan, too.
If you end up with an aftermarket radiator, you will find a variety of tutorials online explaining how to make your own fan shroud.


'57 Chevy Suburban; '70 Chevy Impala.

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