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Mudbone

Correct Radiator Core for 55 Century

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I took “One Bids” radiator to the radiator shop and I am looking to have the correct core installed for Project 66R (55 Century 2DRHdtop) This core is missing two rows. That is why “One Bid” was overheating. I showed him photos of the original radiator that was in Project 66R. He does not think it was the original style core either. Anybody know what style core is correct? The photos are of the original one from Project 66R.

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26 minutes ago, Mudbone said:

The photos are of the original one from Project 66R.

Looks like all of mine...

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 We have a very original '55 Special, Canadian built, and it has the old style honeycomb core, rather the tube and fin type.

 Keith

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It's not a Canadian vs. a U.S. Buick issue . . . it's an early-1955 Buick with the honeycomb-style core vs. a later-1955 Buick radiator with the serpentine-fin style. Hard to understand why one of the two styles wouldn't work if both were in good condition. A BPSB addresses why some owners complained about engine overheating that had nothing to do with the radiator.

 

Al Malachowski

BCA #8965

"500 Miles West of Flint" 

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