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Chevy Desert Cooler Optima Radiator, Copper Core, For Cars With Manual Transmission, V8, U.S. Radiator, 1955-1957

Chevy Desert Cooler Optima Radiator, Copper Core, For Cars With Manual Transmission, V8, U.S. Radiator, 1955-1957

 
 

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1955-57 U.S. Radiator Desert Optima Cooler V8 Position Copper Core Radiator For Cars With Manual Transmission
Part #:
57-154449-1
Price:  

Regular Price: $634.99 ea.

Sale Price: $571.88 ea.

  Alt Part #:
18-160
  Availability:
In Stock
  Fitment:
1955 thru 1957
See applications below for exact details.
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DESCRIPTION

  • Close To Original Configuration
  • 4 Row Copper/Brass Construction Maximum Cooling Capacity
  • Mounts Behind Core Support Top Bar
This Chevy Desert Cooler Optima copper core V8 radiator is the best cooling down-flow copper core radiator you can buy. It is constructed with 4 rows of ½" vertical down-flow cooling tubes on 5/16" centers with a 2-5/8" thick core. The 5/16" tube spacing actually gives enough additional tubes to equate the radiator to a 6-row radiator! The brass top and bottom tanks are ribbed with the inlet and outlets in the stock location. This V8 position radiator is flanged to mount behind the core support bar. This configuration requires use of a short water pump small block so the fan will clear the radiator core. The bottom tank on this manual transmission radiator does not include a transmission cooler. In addition, the overflow tube requires the addition of a rubber hose extension in order to dump at the bottom like the steel original did. Additional items you may want to purchase include radiator cap P/N 18-31 or 209-90 and petcock P/N 18-116. Also be sure to consider new upper & lower radiator hoses and clamps when you purchase a new radiator. This new Chevy Desert Cooler Optima V8 position manual transmission copper core radiator is ready to bolt-in and replace your leaky, overheating original with 4-rows of super-cooling!

FITMENT

Make / Model Series Body Notes Year
CHEVROLET 150 150, All Models 1955, 1956, 1957
CHEVROLET 210 210, All Models 1955, 1956, 1957
CHEVROLET 1955, 1956, 1957
CHEVROLET BEAUVILLE Beauville, All Models 1955, 1956, 1957
CHEVROLET BEL AIR 1955, 1956, 1957
CHEVROLET BEL AIR Bel Air, All Models 1955, 1956, 1957
CHEVROLET NOMAD 1955, 1956, 1957
CHEVROLET NOMAD Nomad, All Models 1955, 1956, 1957
CHEVROLET TOWNSMAN 1957
CHEVROLET TOWNSMAN Townsman, All Models 1957

 

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