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Are there any V8 Owners with ONLY a rear radiator?
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: June 13, 2020 01:19PM

Trying to help a local friend

Are there any V8 owners who have been able to have ONLY a rear radiator and have it work without overheating issues?

WHO and any Pictures of their setup...


Thanks...



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Re: Are there any V8 Owners with ONLY a rear radiator?
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: June 13, 2020 02:57PM

In addition to the "NACA" Ducts mentioned in your prior thread, the following might be options for your friend.

Part number C11139: SET OF 2 FIBERGLASS ROCKER PANELS WITH BRAKE SCOOPS-1965-69 [www.corvair.com]
Mybe these could be modified to direct air to a radiator rather than rear brakes.

Clark's at one point also offered a scoop that mounted on top of the grill behind the rear window of a late coupe. I looked in their current catalog but did not find it.It may be discontinued at this point.
I did find a reference to one in the following thread from this site. [corvaircenter.com]

1962 95 F.C. Van
1965 Monza Coupe
1965 Monza Convertible
Westminster, Maryland

MID ENG enthusiast &
prior Kelmark owner.

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Re: Are there any V8 Owners with ONLY a rear radiator?
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: June 13, 2020 03:09PM

Other options may be to install / re-purpose front fender vents from the 1970-1981 Firebirds or even the later 1982-1992 models.
These were mounted behind the front wheel openings to "Exit" air from the engine compartment but maybe they could be mounted in reverse configuration just ahead of the rear wheel openings and act as an intake?

1962 95 F.C. Van
1965 Monza Coupe
1965 Monza Convertible
Westminster, Maryland

MID ENG enthusiast &
prior Kelmark owner.

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Re: Are there any V8 Owners with ONLY a rear radiator?
Posted by: sweet66monza ()
Date: June 13, 2020 04:15PM

Here are a few better pics of my dads 66 crown v8 car with the lower rear window scoop that Carholic refrenced. No, this is not a rear radiator car. Just refrences to a previously mentioned part

Cody Hurley
North Idaho (Post Falls)
66 Monza convertible 140/PG, loaded with factory options
66 Corsa turbo coupe, 3rd owner fully documented [corvaircenter.com]
65 Monza coupe daily driver 110/4
Also 2 Ford f350 IDI diesels, six Jeep FC 170s, 1966 Jeep CJ5A, 03 neon, 5 Rokon Trailbreakers, Honda xr350s, and thousands of parts





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Re: Are there any V8 Owners with ONLY a rear radiator?
Posted by: RexJohnson ()
Date: June 13, 2020 08:23PM

A local club member has a rear mounted v6 with a front radiator and when he was setting up the car he said that he tied ribbons to the air intake grille and then had is wife drive the car so that he could watch. He said that the air was flowing up and out of the grille. So maybe if the radiator is in the rear the air should be directed from under the car and out the grille instead of trying to force the air to flow the opposite of what it wants to do. If the engine was still in the rear and the shrouding around it the air would probably flow different.

RJ tools
Salem,Oregon

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Re: Are there any V8 Owners with ONLY a rear radiator?
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: June 14, 2020 04:31AM

Check out "Doug's Mission" from the V8 Registry website:

https://www.v8registry.com/dougs-mission-to-proper-cooling.html

(You might need to join to see the full content)

Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia
Heart of Georgia Corvair Club Webmaster
Springfest Webmaster

1963 Rampside w/305 V8 - Built by Ken Arnold in 1998

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Re: Are there any V8 Owners with ONLY a rear radiator?
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: June 14, 2020 05:20AM

Thank you Dean.

Do you happen to know if he is the only one who has a working rear radiator V8 without overheating?



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Re: Are there any V8 Owners with ONLY a rear radiator?
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: June 14, 2020 06:09AM

WOW Interesting read and a lot of testing that I can relate too. Grin

I came up with the same conclusion years ago with UV520 and it's OLDs 455 power-plant.

I hope my friend is able to get his under control and enjoy use his V8 more.

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Re: Are there any V8 Owners with ONLY a rear radiator?
Posted by: Jim Stukenborg ()
Date: June 14, 2020 08:54AM

Back around 1971 GM came out with rear air vents behind the rear window on their full size cars. I believe they did this for only one year because they discovered that at high speed the air would flow back into the car rather than serve as outlet for interior air. The shape of the top no doubt has an effect on this. Jim

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Re: Are there any V8 Owners with ONLY a rear radiator?
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: June 14, 2020 09:38AM

Took a while to come up with the correct words to get a good search result.
But I found some old pictures on CCF of his V8 car.

He said it is now flat black when I spoke with him the other day.




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Re: Are there any V8 Owners with ONLY a rear radiator?
Posted by: scottymac ()
Date: June 14, 2020 02:19PM

Fisher Body did a lot of stamping work to get those air extractors in Trans Am fenders, I know it took a ton of filling, filing and sanding to make a flat mounting surface to work on my Capri hood. The rear window scoop Cody showed was originally a KelMark item, I believe.

Scott
Danville, In.
'65 Corsa basket case
'66 Monza coupe

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Re: Are there any V8 Owners with ONLY a rear radiator?
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: June 14, 2020 05:16PM

Tony,

No, sir, I do not know any other V8 owners with rear radiators.

Dean

Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia
Heart of Georgia Corvair Club Webmaster
Springfest Webmaster

1963 Rampside w/305 V8 - Built by Ken Arnold in 1998

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Re: Are there any V8 Owners with ONLY a rear radiator?
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: June 14, 2020 05:18PM

ihscomputers Wrote:
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> Tony,
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> No, sir, I do not know any other V8 owners with rear radiators.
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> Dean


Thank you Dean for your time and help.

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