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bigtex
09-30-2016, 10:41 PM
WTB - looking for a decent radiator for our 61 Lark V8. I see the nice new one for sale at Stude Intl and that's an option, but trying to save some funds for other Lark needs. Northern Colorado.

JoeHall
09-30-2016, 11:09 PM
I understand there's an aluminum one for Jeep conversion to SBC, that fits fairly easily in most Stude V8s, and is not expensive. Hopefully someone else will provide the specifics here later.

DieselJim
09-30-2016, 11:15 PM
Just put one in my 59 wagon that I'm restoring. Got it off E-bay. 143.99. Had to drill 4 new holes to mount.

bigtex
09-30-2016, 11:56 PM
Saw some aluminum ones, but LittleTex is very big on originality.

64studeavanti
10-01-2016, 08:02 AM
I have used ones, let me check to see if they hold pressure.

GrumpyOne
10-01-2016, 08:27 AM
WTB - looking for a decent radiator for our 61 Lark V8. I see the nice new one for sale at Stude Intl and that's an option, but trying to save some funds for other Lark needs. Northern Colorado.

Commodity prices are quite low now and recoring would be my suggestion. I did so when copper prices were through the roof and don't regret paying the extra $$$ at all. Copper is substantially superior to aluminum with regards to heat transfer/conductivity any day of the week...

BILT4ME
10-03-2016, 01:09 PM
I just had my stock radiator recored for $700. I about choked, but had already decided I wanted originality. Yes, I could have saved over $500...........

bigtex
10-04-2016, 12:39 PM
Yep, just got a price for a local recore. $650. Boo.

64studeavanti
10-04-2016, 02:52 PM
Donald,
I have several used radiators. PM me if interested.

bigtex
10-05-2016, 02:02 PM
Donald,
I have several used radiators. PM me if interested.

PM sent, and thanks!

merv
10-05-2016, 04:37 PM
i have 3 or 4 in colorado springs pm me if you like

58PackardWagon
10-05-2016, 05:02 PM
Christof Kheim in Boulder and William Sanders in Greely have tons of these and other. If you are in Colorado, they would be your one stop shop for all Studebaker parts.

StudeNewby
10-05-2016, 10:37 PM
I understand there's an aluminum one for Jeep conversion to SBC, that fits fairly easily in most Stude V8s, and is not expensive. Hopefully someone else will provide the specifics here later.
I put this one in the 62 Lark I had. Like Jim said, drill 4 holes and voila! Fit like a glove.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-ROW-1972-1986-Jeep-CJ-Series-CJ-5-CJ-7-w-Chevy-V8-Conversion-Engine-Radiator-/251361034692?hash=item3a864901c4:g:D7AAAOxye2lSXX1B&vxp=mtr

bigtex
10-06-2016, 04:44 PM
i have 3 or 4 in colorado springs pm me if you like

Close enough geographically, PM sent!