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Old 07-07-2019
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I contacted General Radiator in Chicago (www.generalradiator.com).
It appears to brass to me with some structural steel. It is not Aluminum.

I just returned from Colorado (late last night) I saw boost hit 29.5 psi. Great MPG increase also.
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Mark glad your trip went well, if possible do you have a part number of the radiator core you received from General Radiator. Thanks
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Old 07-07-2019
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Hi Paul,

They gave me a generic part number. They are more interested in confirming the dimensions. I made triple sure by taking pictures with my tape measure (36x36x4). I have to think the 95/96 42' have the same radiator. I spoke to John (General Radiator email generalradiator@aol.com). Please feel free to use my name if you contact them. They do supply all of the nuts/bolts/gasket etc for the rebuild. That said I did go to Tractor Supply and for the corners and the bolts that are used for mounting I went with grade 8 bolts. They are 1/4" or 5/16" I can't quite recall, but I used around 12 pieces. They ship to fedex freight flat rate pallet.

Removing the CAC (if you remove prior to removing the radiator), it has 4 hex head bolts, I suggest a pair of needle nose vice grips, it makes it much easier. I removed the CAC first to reduce weight and avoid damage. Also, as a side point, the entire job looks pretty daunting, until you remove the air shrouds around the radiator, then you realize its not that bad at all. For re-install I changed to torx head screws, much easier to work with (Mcmaster.com $8.41 per pack of 50 part number 90925A245).

If you need any stainless exhaust flex, I have plenty.....
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Old 07-12-2019
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Correction the cost to repair my CAC was $300 not $400.

Part number for the radiator was VT- 36 x 36 x 4

If you need to pressure test CAC or Radiator, pressurize with air and lay in a kid's pool (like you purchase walmart for $7), works great. The bubbles are easy to see.
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I found some notes I made in 2012 about the radiator core in my 96 WB-42 that might be helpful.

Copper core 36” x 36” x 6 rows deep inline x 63 rows wide on 9/16” row to row centers with serpentine fins between rows. Core is centered on 38” x 8.25” x 0.125” header plates on each end with 20 holes on the long sides x 5 holes on the top sides. Holes are 23/64 in diameter and are centered 1/2” from the edge of the plates.. 46 holes on each plate. 5/16” x 1” bolts. Use 1” x 1/8” cork gaskets overlapping the corners.

Hope this helps
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