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firedome

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Did Imps have 28" radiators?
« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2010, 12:57:45 PM »

Hmmmm... maybe TOO OLD to know who it is??

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« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2010, 02:02:38 PM »


Quote from: CBarge
yes,67/68 Imps had 28" rads.They are not interchangable with other C's.
Also later years. Maybe the 74-75s had smaller radiators, but only those years were C-body Imperials.


Quote from: firedome
Why would they be different than any C body big block - same rad
support, same underhood sheet metal,  its just a NYer with
different exterior clothes... ? 
The radiator support on fuselage Imperials is completely different from
a C-body.  Also completely different front suspension, steering linkage
and front frame. Really, C-bodies are actually small light cars, I can tell.



28" was standard on my 73, not sure about other years. A radiator from my 73 parts car wouldnt fit a buddy's 69 300 vert, completely different mounting.

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Stan Paralikis

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« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2010, 04:55:01 AM »

Dang.  You guys are making me drag out the tape measure and pop the hood...

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« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2010, 08:45:27 PM »

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You're the only one here that would have know the difference.

Not true!  I noticed it too but Bobby hads already mad ethe corection! 
 
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« Reply #19 on: March 26, 2010, 08:46:52 PM »



And that was "Hartman," not Cartman.  (Even though this is Stan.)
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« Reply #20 on: March 27, 2010, 02:42:57 PM »


Quote from: Snotty
That's why that one guy on the Dock always ended his posts with
"Imperials: not a C, never was, never will be!"  To me, the fact that
they share the same service maunal as my Newport in '70, I'd say they
became a C in '69.

The 67 FSM covers C bodies and Imperials as well...Yet many many parts and assemblys are different on the IMP. Even up to 73.

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« Reply #21 on: March 27, 2010, 03:15:21 PM »

I don't care what anybody else thinks, in my mind, Imps and Chryslers became the same platform in 69.  And for all practical purposes, what's in my mind shuld be totally inconsequential to anybody else.

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« Reply #22 on: March 27, 2010, 03:47:52 PM »




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« Reply #23 on: March 27, 2010, 04:25:47 PM »

Did you also know a NYB is exactly the same car as a valiant, especially because they are covered in the same FSM

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« Reply #24 on: March 27, 2010, 07:06:51 PM »





Circle gets the square!




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« Reply #25 on: May 26, 2010, 10:56:11 AM »

I can't say if any Imperials actually used a truly different radiator, but I have used several Imperial radiators in B bodies by switching the radiator supports from the Imperial to B supports. The Imperials had different radiator support brackets, and were all 3 row (at least the ones I had access to, and used).
 
Other than the supports, I don't believe that there is any difference in the actuall radiator core dimensions from a "B" or "C" 26" radiator, at least from my experience with them
 
 
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« Reply #26 on: May 26, 2010, 11:56:31 AM »


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« Reply #27 on: May 26, 2010, 12:20:04 PM »

I guess that means what was behind the Rad was used too?
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« Reply #28 on: May 27, 2010, 11:25:49 AM »

Quote from: POLARACO
I guess that means what was behind the Rad was used too?
 
I'm not sure if you are referring to my post, but if so, to clear up any confusion, I mean the soldered on supports/hangers, or whatever you call them.
 
The Imperial ones are different than the ones used on the B and C bodies, so simply replacing these hangers? by soldering on the ones from a B/C body radiator was a way to increase cooling capacity by using a 3 row Imperial radiator in place of a 2 row, 26" radiator, while allowing you to keep the stock B/C fan assembly and shroud.
 
This is an easy 5 minute job with a propane or welding torch and worked flawlessly many times. That is why I said I don't believe that the actual radiator core for an Imperial is wider than a 26", as I have used many; from early 60's through 70's, without ever running across one that didn't work. 
 
Sorry if I created confusion.
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« Reply #29 on: May 27, 2010, 11:57:16 AM »

Hey  Not to worry
 
They are having a good discussion.  It is an uncommon topic and we all learn from it.
 
I would have just recored a 26" rad for $250, less shipping
 
 
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