1986-1987 Buick Turbo Regal -
UPGRADED ALUMINUM RADIATOR
Because of the age of these cars, the radiator has lost some of its efficency. Also the factory core size is marginal at best.
These upgraded radiators are 100% brand new, and made by COLD-CASE, a division of Max Performance, who also owns Pypes Exhaust.
This new radiator is bare aluminum. It has two 1″ tubes internally, which are bigger than stock. The core size is 1/4″ wider and the end tanks are 1/4″ wider.
This radiator has undergone several months of testing by Nick Micale in his car in Arizona.
The original radiator weighs 25.6 lbs, this radiator weighs 15.2 lbs. The overall weigh savings over the stock radiator is about 10 lbs.
This upgraded radiator is designed so it fits exactly like the factory radiator and accepts all the factory original oil and transmission coolant fittings. The factory radiator cap will also fit this radiator. The stock radiator hose will fit.
Our first photo shows this new upgraded aluminum radiator. Our other photos show a comparison views of an original radiator and this new aluminum radiator.
NOTE - Minor modification has to be done to the top rubber insulators since the tank is slightly wider.
NOTE - If you plan to paint the radiator, we highly recommend Eastwood’s Radiator Black 12 oz Satin Finish, part #10340Z @ $12.99 per can. A typical radiator requires 2 coats of paint. Normal engine paints are too thick for radiator use, which will interfere with heat transfer and block air flow over the cooling fins. Also, standard paint tends to flake off metal radiator tanks. The Radiator Black is specially formulated to solve these problems, will not interfere with heat transfer, and is heat resistant to 300┬░F.
NOTE - You may also be interested in these related parts - #KE003 Used Original AC Delco “MADE IN ENGLAND” Radiator Cap, #6842 Reproduction Molded Lower Radiator Hose, #7269 Aftermarket Dayco Molded Upper Radiator Hose, #7772 Reproduction 3-Piece Baffles Set, #7206 Replacement Oil Coolant Lines (2) and O-rings (2), #7774 Reproduction Radiator Top Plate & Hardware, and #7811 Reproduction UPPER Radiator Insulators/Bushings (2).
NOTE - Shipping cost is based on an oversized package.
Another nice engine restoration item.
7457 - 1986-1987 Buick Turbo Regal -
Upgraded Aluminum Radiator