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Old 02-19-2012, 11:30 AM   #21
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Re: S-10 350 Radiatdor Plug

Thank you for the link. I spent hours throughout the day Sat. looking for this info. Appreciate it!
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Old 02-19-2012, 12:15 PM   #22
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Re: S-10 350 Radiatdor Plug

I think along with the link that rich has gave you , which is a good one. I haven seen what yours looks like, I went thru your pics. if anything it could be 4.3L just for upper and lower hose location for ease.
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:11 PM   #23
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Re: S-10 350 Radiatdor Plug

We took the S-10 out today and there hasn't been a drop of coolant that I could see. I compared the radiator from the '72 and it's way different. I wish I had pics of the radiator form when I first picked it up 3 years ago. I swear it was aluminum, and this one looks as old as the Blazer itself. Could just be paranoia.
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Re: S-10 350 Radiatdor Plug

no leaks......that's good.
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:53 PM   #25
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Re: S-10 350 Radiatdor Plug

Cool, so did you tighten it after it was warm that made the differance...?
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Old 02-20-2012, 11:25 AM   #26
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Re: S-10 350 Radiatdor Plug

It must have made a difference. I tightened the plug to what felt tight when I installed it. I took it out and got it warm, brought it home, and it was leaking from the new plug. I was able to tighten it again, about a whole turn, and the leak stopped. I HOPE this was the problem. I'll be sure to post if a leak continues. Thanks for all the tips and help.
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:35 AM   #27
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Re: S-10 350 Radiatdor Plug

"Whoa, look how tiny that radiator is"! Or, "That's a cute miniature radiator"! That's what I hear from 3 separate mechanics who happen to be Chevy enthusiast. I was also advised the 180* thermostats are best suited for trucks going down the road at higher or at least constant RPM. There is a 160* high-flow thermostat at O'Reilly's that would make the size of the radiator less of an issue.

Since the space for the radiator is so tight, do you think it's something where cutting, fitting, fabricating mounts and stuff might come up? I just don't know how to "eye ball" the space without the exact dimensions or even the radiator in my hands. My fingers are tired now, Later.
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Re: S-10 350 Radiatdor Plug

Tim, what do the guys who do the V8 conversions on S-10s use?
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Re: S-10 350 Radiatdor Plug

I'm not sure. The link Rich gave has a two core and a 3 core for S-10 V-8 Conversions. I could just be as simple as that. The prices were good.
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Re: S-10 350 Radiatdor Plug

I've never done one, but I know I've seen plenty of them, and never heard of cooling problems being an issue.
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