So basically I made the decision of investing in a 1987 MK3 Supra with an 350 small block engine swap. The current radiator is not cutting it and the vehicle overheats after 10 miles of driving when its less than 40 degrees Fahrenheit out. Any hotter than that and it's not even worth trying to drive it.
In a perfect world, I would actually have money for a radiator that would fit properly (a 3 core radiator from a 76 Nova). However I don't have money as I'm a teenager.
I have a wrecked 03 GMC Envoy with the Vortec 4200 engine. My plan is to pull the radiator from it and try to put it in the Supra. It'll obviously take some fabrication to make it to fit. However, the radiator will have to be on its side for it to fit. Below are the dimensions.
Nova Core Dimensions: 26.25 x 17 x 1.25 in. Core Material: Aluminum Engine Oil Cooler: No Inlet Size: 1.31 in. Number of Rows: 1 Outlet Size: 1.56 in. Envoy 17.94 x 27.06 x 1 in. core size 1.31 in. inlet size, 1.56 in. outlet size 2.25 x 27.38 in. top header, 2.25 x 27.17 in. bottom header Top right inlet location and bottom left outlet location
The big question is: Will the radiator be able to operate properly when on its side?
Do you have any tips for putting it in?
One plan I have is to relocate the battery to the trunk(I haven't done it before, but I've heard of people doing it to make room).