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    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!!

  • #2
    I would like to do the same with my 55 coupe . It will be interesting to see what kind of response you get .



    • #3
      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 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.


      • #4
        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
        No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.