View Full Version : V8 Radiator swap

08-17-2005, 07:17 AM
Does anyone know what a good cross over radiator for a Lark would be? I am looking to put a 350-375 hp Chevy in my Lark and would like to put a bigger radiator in. Is there a good cross over? Gm, ford etc? I would like to get about a 20 quart capacity one to fit with out too much modification..Thanks!!

08-17-2005, 07:27 AM
I would like to do the same with my 55 coupe . It will be interesting to see what kind of response you get .


Mike Van Veghten
08-17-2005, 10:21 AM
If you want to go "bigger", almost anything will fit!!
You only have so much original space to work with...and the original radiator fills that space right? You can't put a larger object in a smaller space.

With a little cutting...(to get a bigger radiator in) and welding to make it look nice again...you can get a good size radiator in. How big is entirely up to you.

I did this on my 60 Lark. It now has an aluminum crossflow in it. Sorry...don't remember the dimensions. Will try to measure tonight and post tomorrow.

08-17-2005, 01:40 PM
I've heard that a radiator for a Datsun 240 (or is it 260? - Jeff, you know?) is practically a bolt-in. But I've not had a first-hand experience with such. [:I]

Miscreant at large.

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS