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Old 02-03-2020
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Default F C radiator needed for 1978 BB.

WE are neer Tuson Az. The top tank has split under the top hose fitting. RIGHT NOW 2 CANS OF BARS LEAK IS WORKING & HOPE TO GET USE HOME.
WHERE CAN WE GET A NEW RAD SENT TO US THAT WE KNOW WILL FIT? OR what can we do if we do make it home? 9
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Just about any large equipment radiator repair shop should be able to help you out. You may get by with a replacement of the top can. Compare repair cost. Most shops can build you a radiator to fit your bird. Also check with a school bus parts house, they may be able to hook you up.
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Mine let go at the seam and also leaked at the hose neck connection. I was unable to find a replacement rad that would fit without modifications. Fortunately my town has a old school rad shop. He was able to rod out the core and rebuild/weld the tanks. He also reinforced the hose connection to support the extra weight of the top hose due to the swing rad.

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Those top tanks get thin with use and age,and as Les said the weight of the top hose filled with coolant helps break down the tank.
I doubt that type of tank is available.
Mike H has changed a few rads over to a new style with a divorced top tank,thats the way to go,but hard to do on the road.
email me at randy@randydupree.com only.

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Let the 87/89 model year be your guide.
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