What radiator, thermostat?

Discussion in 'The Big Chill' started by tubecatgs, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. tubecatgs

    tubecatgs Finally a 4 speed......

    I have a 72 Skylark 4 speed recent 350 rebuild upgraded to higher compression pistons, 2.5 inch dual exhaust, headers, TA intake, crower level 3 cam with AC. The car had a cheap plastic radiator. Motor heats up quick and hovers around 190 +/ 5 to 10 degrees vut haven't taken it out for long periods yet. Since I have a little lower than average oil pressure (10 psi at hot idle)... I want to keep it cooler I think.

    I was thinking of buying a Cold Case radiator but what degree thermostat should i run? I live in Buffalo, only run the car in the warmer 6 to 7 months of the year... any suggestions for affordable stock looking radiator and what thermostat? Thanks
  2. 71gs3504sp

    71gs3504sp Well-Known Member

    Do NOT buy a Cold Case Radiator it will not fit correctly! I purchased one for my GS and thank god the manufacture is local to me. I visited them and they did not believe me so I brought them two original buick radiator and matched it up with there replacement, there radiator is to wide. I do have to say that they went out of there way to help me out. They did tell me that they were going to redesign the A-Body radiator but didn't. They brought out there prototype radiator and it was a perfect fit, and I installed in my GS and works great. If you don't believe me measure your radiator and compare it to Cold Case Radiator measurements and you'll see.
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  3. tubecatgs

    tubecatgs Finally a 4 speed......

    wow, ok thanks.

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