1965 Barracuda Radiator?

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  1. Bruce Leee

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    So my core is leaking and needs to be recored $450? This is the original to the car. I like the look of it. Are there any replacements that have the same look? If not then what would you do? Recore it or put a new Aluminum one in? Thoughts and ideas?
     
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    I went with an aluminum radiator on my 65/ until I get the original one re-cored. I haven't priced the re-core yet, but $450 sounds kind of high.

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    That looks nice. 3 core? What model / brand is it? Off topic... what color is your car painted?
     
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    Yes three core...Champion Radiator. The car's color is original (at the moment) metallic blue. The radiator I bought, is for a 65 Dart, passenger side lower hose. I had to add an extra piece to the passenger side flange mount to install it in my 65/. It worked out great. Champion may now have one for a 65 Barracuda 225/, but at time I bought this one they didn't. Currently I have the car disassembled for restoration. It had been sitting in a woman's yard since 1988. I drove it around for a couple of months before I started on the restoration.

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    That radiator does look good. A radiator shop should be able to find the leaks and fix them, clean out the radiator and pressure test it. I think an aluminum radiator would look way out of place. Keep it original.
     
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    You are right. Like I said...when my original is re-cored, Ill reinstall it.
     
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    Yes I want to keep it as original as possible. That radiator just does not look right.
     
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    I had 3 65’s that I was planning on doing so I sourced 3 22 in radiators and had them recorded to a 3 core (not all at one time of course). 2 of them were for V8’s 1 for a slant. I’m now down to 1 early A and am keeping the slant radiator for it; I will keep one of the V8 radiators and try to fit it to my 47 making one of the V8 radiators available. Interested?
     
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    Got a photo?
     
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    Yes I can get pics - do you have an auto or stick - makes a different in the bottom tank.
     
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    I have an auto.
     
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    Here’s some pics I just now took of the radiator.

    22 inch core - correct for an early A V8 2D4D5845-F9C4-4A37-AED4-E98A5A80CBDE.jpeg

    Overall shot of the radiator - does have the correct rounded top tank with the upper/lower hose fittings in the correct locations for a V8. The radiator guy put the side panels that were on the radiator back on - they are not correct for a 65/66 as they do not have the correct mounting area to install a factory shroud F4B7EF12-A328-4D76-B689-736CDE07A844.jpeg

    Cooler fittings in the lower tank
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    3 core!
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    None of the 3 radiators I had done have ever had coolant run through them nor painted - pretty much as received.
     
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    My radiator was leaking when I bought the car, so I replaced it with a 3-core Champion aluminum model. It works great, but with time I decided to recore the original. If you're only paying $450 you are better off than I am, mine was $550. But I really like the look of the original, and it will fit with my goal to make the car a sleeper.
     
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    I agree Dartman, A slant radiator has a passenger side lower hose nipple and an offset to the passenger side, upper hose nipple...BTW the lower nipple is angled toward the passenger side for hose clearance.
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    I have a slant 6. I want a correct looking radiator for this car.

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    A correct appearing radiator for your year with a slant is a 19 inch core with the wider passenger side mounting bracket. Your best bet would be to get your's re-cored.