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Hi,

I just bought a 283 engine complete, literally with everything, that I am replacing my existing 283 that needs to be rebuilt badly. Less money, less time and instant replacement. All good on that front.

I have been told by wiser men than me that I will have to replace my radiator as well. I currently have a 3-on the tree manual. The 283 replacement comes out of a '67 Malibu with a Powerglide. I'm assuming the radiators are different. Is that the case?

Thanks in advance.

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They would could be different because of the trans cooling lines. If your just changing the motor, not the trans, you don't need to do anything.

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Cool. Thanks Jeff. Ordered a couple things from Impala Bob's today and when I was on the phone I talked to a guy who said to make it work you basically need to get to a couple brass plugs, Teflon tape them to make sure and it's basically the same radiator. It's not a show car but does that sound accurate?

Thanks for your replies. Happy New Year.
 

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I would have to check to be sure, but I don't believe a Malibu Radiator will fit in your Biscayne. What is wrong with your Biscayne Radiator?

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Hi Bill,

There are a series of repaired cracks all over the radiator from God knows what. The previous owner pointed them out and the last time I had an oil change, last month, it shows some other areas. Bottom line is that it needs a replacement sooner than later.

Appreciate the reply.

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