Parts Place Radiator Cover

Discussion in 'Repro Parts' started by 69SkylarkGS, Apr 2, 2020.

  1. 69SkylarkGS

    69SkylarkGS Well-Known Member

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    Any input on this? I’m looking for a cover to use for a 70 455 in a 69 GS using a TA 2040D Fan Shroud. I spoke with TA and their consensus was I should use a 70 style cover with their shroud and a 70 455.
     
  2. BuickV8Mike

    BuickV8Mike SD Buick Fan

    No first hand experience but 1969 is very different. I'd look for a 69 one
     
  3. 69SkylarkGS

    69SkylarkGS Well-Known Member

    With the shroud and motor I have I don’t see how a 69 would ever work.
     
  4. BuickV8Mike

    BuickV8Mike SD Buick Fan

    Car and water pump determine what you need. Iirc
     
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  5. 70sportwagon

    70sportwagon Silver Level contributor

    The top plate goes with the core support I think. For a 69 you will need a big block shroud and a 68-9 big block top plate to mount up correctly. Not saying you can't make stuff work but the big block 69 piece is a different size/design than the 70 I think.
     
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  6. 69SkylarkGS

    69SkylarkGS Well-Known Member

    Water pump is an aftermarket short pump size flow cooler. The pump that was on the motor was the original short pump but I switched it for the flow cooler.
     
  7. Jim Rodgers

    Jim Rodgers Well-Known Member

    I have bought two of the covers.

    They are too shiney as made, but can be used as is. I am going to scuff mine and shoot them in chassis black to more replicate the factory look.

    Also, you will need to get the correct captured nuts to install in these for the fan shroud bolts.

    Otherwise, quality is good.
     
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  8. 69SkylarkGS

    69SkylarkGS Well-Known Member

    thank you for the review
     
  9. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    I was actually wondering how to get it back to the day one look. Scotch pad for scuffing?

    Also, same thing with the shroud? Which brand paint?
     
  10. Jim Rodgers

    Jim Rodgers Well-Known Member

    I like Krylon Flat Black myself.

    Scotch pad will work. I used like 2000 grit paper I believe.

    Then I give it a good wash with Westleys bleach white and let it dry.

    I like to paint mine in the Sun so the cover/shroud is warm to the touch.

    I did this one today.
     

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  11. Jim Rodgers

    Jim Rodgers Well-Known Member

    For comparison, here is an original I did today too.
     

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  12. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    Great info, Jim.

    Thanks!
     

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