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Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by Eternal, Aug 5, 2003.

  1. Eternal

    Eternal

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    So getting ready for the big overhaul. dropping the 4.3 in the 70 40. Now my rad is leakin a bit but it is has been around for a while and I am thinkin that it would be good to change that as well. What would anyone suggest as a replacement? New or used? What is the minimum size and maximum size I can go with? I think mine is a 4 core is it worth rebuilding? I would like it if there was little to no fab needed to get it in but cost is important. I am kinda running low on funds but I don't want to get it all together and have problems(like I'm gonna have any problems)with the cooling. I don't think the 4.3 can take as much neglect as my 2f can(dang I am bad to that thing).

    Eternal- great vehicles are built, not bought.
     
  2. Gumby

    Gumby Supamod Staff Member s-Moderator

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    Part of the trade off with the 4.3L/5.7L swaps for the Toyota stuff is the reliability issues with the GM motors. In exchange you get lighter weight, more power, cheap and available parts, and the ability to have a spare motor sitting in the garage for next to nothing.
    You can recore your 4 row and have fine cooling in a 4.3.
     
  3. woody

    woody Internet Fireman Staff Member

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    I had my radiator recored to 5 about 5-6 years ago, had cooled 3 different V8's with no problems. IIRC, it was around $200 to get it done.
     
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    OlympiaFJ60

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    Try Performance Radiator (http://www.performanceradiator.com). They may have one close to you or get it online (I think shipping is free). Just put one in a '73 FJ40, perfect fit. Got the 3 row, but they also have a 4 row.

    Brandon