63 V8 Radiator Install
This is a 23" wide 4 core radiator from Modern Performance in California. As you can see, this is for an automatic transmission. Cost on this unit is $250, a little bit on the expensive side if you ask me, but competitively priced with other suppliers. This unit is almost identical to the 64-65 283 V8 stock GM radiator in fit and finish. The only thing I do not like about this radiator is the fact that it retains the stock passenger side inlet. I would have preferred a drivers side inlet to give more clearance between the cooling fan and the upper hose. With this setup, you can not use a 19" fan! The nice thing about this radiator however, is the fact that it does have a mounting flange for a shroud, see pic below.
Note: If you are using a large side post battery, you may have some clearance issuses!!
This "how to" covers the installation of this model radiator into a 62/63 Nova, 64 and up models will differ slightly
A couple notes about this install:
Radiator cap: Stant model SP30 Part # 10330 (16 Lbs lever vent)
Petcock Valve: Motormite Part # 61104 (1/4" NPT) (also Dorman Part # 489-231)
Hoses: Gates Part #'s (21794 Upper hose) (20475 Lower hose) These represent a stock 64 283 V8 car with no A/C