Dodge Dart Radiator late 60's vs early 70's

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Dodge Dart Radiator late 60's vs early 70's

Postby JBear » Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:42 am

I am (still) working on the /6 to V8 swap for my 1967 Dart. I am researching radiators, specifically aluminum. My questions is: will a radiator that is listed for an early 70's Dart mount to the stock locations of the 1967?

I have not had luck finding this information on the web. I can easily get a radiator for a small block early 70, but for the 1967, it is difficult. My guess is that the '67 wasn't available stock with a 318, so no one lists the 318/340/360 radiator on their site for my car. I have found Aluminum radiators on EBay with good reviews for less than $200.

I am not specifically looking for an aluminum radiator, but if I an buying a new one, might as well try to keep it 'cool'

Any help is appreciated.

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-Mark
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Re: Dodge Dart Radiator late 60's vs early 70's

Postby Sneke_Eyez » Wed Jun 03, 2015 12:21 pm

I am guessing, but I would bet that it would - the dimensions of the engine bay did not change to my knowledge.

Have you tried researching 273 replacement radiators? Those would have been available stock in a Dart - and likely aren't all that different than a "318" radiator.

Glad to hear you're still working on the swap. Good luck.
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Re: Dodge Dart Radiator late 60's vs early 70's

Postby moparmike » Wed Jun 03, 2015 1:39 pm

I'm sure even if it wasn't a direct bolt in that you could easily make it work. Not sure if you're going for originality.
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Re: Dodge Dart Radiator late 60's vs early 70's

Postby charger528 » Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:59 pm

I'm pretty sure 67-72 A body engine bay didn't change we had a 67 barracuda and I have a 72 duster from what I can see there is no difference. My dad and I took a 67 dart with a six and dropped a 273 out of a 68 coronet and itwe used the 68s radiator also. on my 72 duster we used a B-body BB radiator all you need to do is to remove and drop the lower radiator support then weld it in new position another option could be a nice summit racing Radiator I'm using one in the Mopar powered Mustang drag car they are about $160 for a 3 core and $150 for fan and shroud if it will fit in a foxbody it will fit in a dart. If you would like I could test fit it in the duster and see how it fits.

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Re: Dodge Dart Radiator late 60's vs early 70's

Postby JBear » Fri Jun 12, 2015 11:37 am

Awesome. Thank you.


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Re: Dodge Dart Radiator late 60's vs early 70's

Postby JBear » Fri Jun 12, 2015 11:39 am

It's easy to find a small block radiator for the 70's car. But when I search the sites for the 67 they puke at me.


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Re: Dodge Dart Radiator late 60's vs early 70's

Postby Dgc333 » Fri Jun 12, 2015 6:01 pm

The decision to use a 60's or 70's radiator is based on the vintage of the engine. The 60's small block had the inlet to the water pump on the drivers side and the 70's it was on the passenger side. You can make either engine work with the opposite vintage radiator if you don't mind a very long lower hose crossing under the fan.

I put a 78 360 in my Barracuda and used a 22" 70's vintage radiator for a heavy duty 340/360/AC car.

From the engine picture in your swap thread you have a 70's engine (or one that someone swapped on the late timing cover. Make your life easier and get the 70's radiator, it will have a more squared off top tank than a 60's radiator but it will be a much easier hook up using off the shelf radiator hoses.

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Re: Dodge Dart Radiator late 60's vs early 70's

Postby JBear » Fri Jun 12, 2015 8:35 pm

You are correct. The engine is a 1975 - I will go with the 70's vintage radiator.
-Mark
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