While the V-8 radiator is the same size I think it is only a 2 row compared to the TR's 3 row. IMO there are other options, as in cheaper options than doing this. My thinking is if you are going to swap the stock tanks than you would probally money ahead by going to the popular 4 row core. And I would think if a radiator shop was rebuilding it for you than the correct 3 row would be the same price as the 2 row core.
Can you get the end tank gaskets at the dealer? do you have a part bumber? or if not where can I buy them???
See I have a V8 parts car but I don't have much money right now. Next weekend I'll have to go where I have the car (v8 car) parked syphon out some coolant and see howmany cores there are. I could have swore there were 3, but it has been a few years.
I am going to go around to the radiator shops first and get a price on that.
I syphoned out some coolant ran the car, most of the tubes are almost totally blocked.
I called a radiator shop and he gave me some BS about the price of copper and that it would cost me $300 to have it recored. :eek!:
I couldn't see where the clips are that you bend over to remove the end tank. But if I can get the gasket for the end tank I could put my tank on another core and be in business. I'll have to pull my radiator out, get a better look at the way the tank is attached,
There are no gaskets if it is a brass and copper job. Everything is soldered. I'd shop around. A new core shouldn't cost more than $100 IIRC. Also the replacement V-8 radiator that AutoZone sells is a plastic and aluminum job that usually runs in the $125 range. You just have to live without the engine oil cooler and reroute the tranny cooler lines a little.