Pulling radiator

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Pulling radiator

Post by Wrigs2019 » Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:52 pm

Looking for tips on pulling the radiator on a 330. There is very little clearance between the radiator and the cooling fans and I was wondering is necessary to remove the fans prior to pulling the radiator.
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Re: Pulling radiator

Post by tyang » Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:26 pm

The fans can stay in place to pull the radiator. It should come straight out the top once the hood is removed. It's best done with two people as I think it might hang up on some of the brackets on the front of the engine. Remove the alternator, and maybe the bracket.

I can't remember, is this an A/C car?

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Re: Pulling radiator

Post by Wrigs2019 » Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:37 pm

No AC. I ended up pulling the fans to provide more room. I had to drop the radiator down through the bottom to disconnect the hosing and just pulled up and out after that. I’m having the radiator recored at Central Radiator in Tampa. They work on vintage radiators and the owner Dave was very knowledgeable and friendly. I’ll let dorm know how it turns out in case someone down here needs similar work done.

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Re: Pulling radiator

Post by tyang » Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:55 pm

Wrigs2019 wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:37 pm
No AC. I ended up pulling the fans to provide more room. I had to drop the radiator down through the bottom to disconnect the hosing and just pulled up and out after that. I’m having the radiator recored at Central Radiator in Tampa. They work on vintage radiators and the owner Dave was very knowledgeable and friendly. I’ll let dorm know how it turns out in case someone down here needs similar work done.

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Please make sure you get a horizontal finned core just like the original one.
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Re: Pulling radiator

Post by tyang » Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:59 pm

This is a picture of the WRONG core. Most radiator shops use this one because it's easier to get.
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Re: Pulling radiator

Post by Wrigs2019 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:00 am

I got the radiator back this week and it looks great. The top rank was full of acorns and bedding from an old mouse nest. The tubes on the old core were clogged with debris. New core looks great. I would recommend Dave at Central Radiator and Auto air Tampa Fl.
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Re: Pulling radiator

Post by Wrigs2019 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:01 am

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