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Old 02-24-2004, 15:12   #1 (permalink)
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Can't use 6 cylinder radiator for a V8 can I?

Having swapped the engine over, I had a radiator out a Zf fairlane I was going to use but it won't fit.

Can I use the Six cylinder radiator temporarily until I can find a suitable V8 one?

Whats the best way of going about getting a V8 radiator? Buy one from a wrecker?
I'm believe that a radiator place may not swap a 6 for an 8 radiator, but would they sell me a reconditioned one outright?

I can get a Performance radiator from Aussie Desert Coolers for $375, so what do you reckon would be a fair price a reco or second hand unit?

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Re: Can't use 6 cylinder radiator for a V8 can I?

Yes you can, don't be surprised if it runs a little hot thats all.

V8 have more cores, so cool better.
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Re: Can't use 6 cylinder radiator for a V8 can I?

Thats what I would have expected, I've got a 6 blade fan so that should help a bit.
Will I have difficulties locating a V8 radiator? Are they the same from Xa - Xc? How about XD's & XE's?

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Re: Can't use 6 cylinder radiator for a V8 can I?

You could always run a cooler thermostat to help out a bit as well, or none at all, till you get the new radiator, as it is carby and I guess manual choke, you can tune to how you like, so no thermostat wouldnt matter.

You can normally get a 6 radiator re-cored for more cores, i think 3 is standard, and V8's have 4.
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Re: Can't use 6 cylinder radiator for a V8 can I?

If you want an XC V8 auto radiator, I have one you can have for nix. Only problem is I'm in the ACT.
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If you want an XC V8 auto radiator, I have one you can have for nix. Only problem is I'm in the ACT.
Cool. I'm heading down to melbourne for the GP so I might be able to pick it up on the way back.
Send me a PM if thats okay with you and what your looking at $ wise

So will an XC radiator fit. Methinks yes, but I was wrong about the fairlane radiator.

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Re: Can't use 6 cylinder radiator for a V8 can I?

nix = nothing (used to in my day)
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nix = nothing (used to in my day)
I thought it was 'next to nothing', implying a small sum in exchange for the goods.
But I guess it could mean anything.
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Re: Can't use 6 cylinder radiator for a V8 can I?

nix - nil - zip - free to good home - donation... all the same in my books.

I can't use it in the mustang, so it's no good to me.
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Re: Can't use 6 cylinder radiator for a V8 can I?

Shop around you wont beat that price .
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