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radiator interchange
« on: November 18, 2011, 08:39:46 PM »
Does anyone know of a common radiator that will fit in a 80 pinto with or without modification.
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Re: radiator interchange
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2011, 08:50:42 PM »
Pinto will be your only choice without any modifications.

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Re: radiator interchange
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2011, 05:12:00 PM »
I went to my local salvage yard and they ordered a used one from Colorado for 50 bucks.  It was tagged "tested" and "ok" but I brought it to a rad shop and there were some leaks-which costed me an additional 55. My old one was fubar'd and none to be found on the west coast.  You might try that route? :-[

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Re: radiator interchange
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2011, 11:15:47 AM »
You can get a new one from Rock Auto for $175-$258 dollars.
Link:  http://www.rockauto.com/
Or you can recore the one you have at your local radiator shop.
I would save the extra money to get it done right.  The cooling system is the lifeblood to make your engine last. 
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Re: radiator interchange
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2011, 03:35:55 PM »
I have this one from a 79 for $50.00 + ship. It was pulled after car drove 183 miles to here so it must be a good one.   Fred    :)
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Re: radiator interchange
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2011, 05:35:48 PM »
65/66 Mustang v-8 is what I have in my 80 Pinto. Fits like stock but you do have to use a long hose as the bottom outlet is on the wrong side.
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Re: radiator interchange
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2011, 12:09:36 AM »
I got a new rad for a pinto w/ a/c on ebay for about 130 bucks.