Mines not a direct replacement. It's a Griffin 1-55242-x, rated 400-600 HP. It kept the 455 cool, with a flex fan, so it should work on my 6.0. $270.00 @ Summit. Overall dimensions 3 x 19 x 27-1/2, with two 1-1/4" cores. It leaves somewhere between 1/2" and 1" between the uprights. I dont know if you have the room, but the Mark VIII, 2 speed, fan is a perfect fit to it. I read it's rated at 3000 and 4500 CFM for the 2 speeds, and was $15.00 at LKQ. You need 5"+ between the waterpump and radiator though.
I'm using a Griffin 6-565FA-CAX... top and bottom inlets are on the passenger side (A/C car). The top and bottom tank are stamped just like a factory radiator. Fit perfectly... but frankly I'm not sure if it is thicker than my 4-row I had in it previously.
I had an aluminum shroud made to mount 2 Spal low profile fans. Clearance is tight. (Note: water pump is 5 9/16" pulley flange to timing cover, later model version that is 1/2" longer than factory '65 pumps).
Freaks me out seeing a car with that much shine on the paint torn apart like that! ;D
Is there an issue with the position with my upper hose? I guess the bend right after the water neck is higher than the radiator inlet. Can't remember if it was like that before on my prior set up... but still could be an issue huh? Doesn't everyone's hose do the same thing (no smart aleck comments on that)? It's a stock hose... but I guess I could trim it at the water neck to shorten it and bring the bend down.
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We'll let the guys who have done that more than me chime in... but you'll have to cut access holes to get to those body nuts, and weld them in place.
Interesting technique using the hoist through the window to lift the body. Did you attach the chain to wear the seats or the seat belts mount? Guess I would have expected quite a bit of floor pan flex. Did you see much of that?
Hey real57vetteguy, Phillip on pro-touring.com is build 65 post protouring car and he decided to go the "dark side" and remove a sweet 455 and go LS3. I took the liberty and took a few pics for you and you may want ot contact him and see if you can strike a deal on his 455. Could save you $$$$$. firstname.lastname@example.org
Phillip on pro-touring.com is building a 65 post protouring car...
Is it an optical illusion, or do the front fenders appear to be aligned so they slope down toward the front? I can see the suspension rake, but comparing the angle with the quarter panels it looks as if the core support has been dropped a couple inches, and the fenders aligned to match.
Yes that's a very cool build. I'm hell bent on building my 425 for the 64 down the road, have already acquired alot of parts already or I would be having a beer with Phillip and discussing the 455 he has. Your off to a great start-I had some issues to with some body mount holes-a little crusty and welded away! Here's pictures of the 455 in that's in the 67. It will pull your shirt off!
Post by real57vetteguy on Nov 22, 2011 21:47:54 GMT -5
HAHAHA yes, every wire has been labeled with a label maker, every bolt had been bagged and labeled! I wanted to make certain that I knew where it all went! We got the frame tore down totally tonight and all the suspension apart, this is going to be a quick turn around on the rolling chassis, I should be doing assembly in 2-3 weeks!
This is more of a question for the group. You are not doing an original restore so it does not matter, but I thought the firewall was painted flat black. Gloss black was the radiator and heater box, all other engine stuff (other than motor) was semi-gloss. Is this what others remember?