Radiator mounts for a 73 ?

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Guys, lots of rads out there listing saying they fit 68 thru 73 BB b bodies. The one I ordered does NOT fit the factory mounts on my 73 400ci car. That rad DID fit my 69 and 71 b body just right. Fender tag does say 26 inch. So, do i have something odd or has been replaced or a late production.....thanks

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73/74 have 28" radiators.

Doubt you'll find an aftermarket one. Best bet is if you can find one with a mounting width that matches what you need. Or get a custom one made.

Oh, and about 90% of the ads saying their products will work for 71-74, are full of shit.
 

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73/74 have 28" radiators.

Doubt you'll find an aftermarket one. Best bet is if you can find one with a mounting width that matches what you need. Or get a custom one made.

Oh, and about 90% of the ads saying their products will work for 71-74, are full of shit.

You are spot on as when I press those aftermarket sellers for their mount dimensions , you know theirs is incorrect for my car. I have found one that SOUNDS correct , but , I will know when its here.....thanks....
 

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You are spot on as when I press those aftermarket sellers for their mount dimensions , you know theirs is incorrect for my car. I have found one that SOUNDS correct , but , I will know when its here.....thanks....
I know when I had the radiator re-cored on my 74 Rallye Charger, it took a larger core than 26". Seems like the guy doing it said 27.5" or it may have been 28". Aftermarket ones will work if you make mounting brackets.
Terry W.
 

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I just went out and measured the core on my 74 and it measures 27.5" wide. Top bolt to bolt is about 31.5"
Terry W.
 

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Funny.

Usually sellers listing stuff that does work until 74 or later say it only works up to 72.

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If you can tell by my picture, both the top and bottom mounting bolt castle nuts are exactly 30 3/8 inches apart and 6 ⅞ apart vertical wise. My fender tag is indeed stamped 28, for a 28 inch rad. I found a Champion that is listed for a 73-74 only and those dimensions do look correct for a straight bolt in. I let ya know when it gets here. If it doesn't fit, next step will be to fab a bracket.....
 

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Alright, we have a winner. The Champion rad. I received for 73-74s fits the stock mounts perfectly.....YEAH. But sad news for me is now I see the lower rad cradle has been smacked backwards a bit and rad sits cocked. Something I should have noticed and checked prior to paint. But rad fits well and some tweaking is coming. Here is the number if anyone is in need of a 28 inch rad.

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Alright, we have a winner. The Champion rad. I received for 73-74s fits the stock mounts perfectly.....YEAH. But sad news for me is now I see the lower rad cradle has been smacked backwards a bit and rad sits cocked. Something I should have noticed and checked prior to paint. But rad fits well and some tweaking is coming. Here is the number if anyone is in need of a 28 inch rad.

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Thanks alot for the update and info!
 

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