70 455 Stage-1 Radiator part # 8627251

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  1. J. Jaeger

    J. Jaeger Well-Known Member

    Wanted Original Radiator for 1970 455 Stage-1 Engine ...
    Part # 8627251.
    Jim
     
  2. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    Its actually not that easy. Some Stage 1's take readily available Skylark radiators depending on what cooling option you have, 4 speed or automatic, AC, etc
     
  3. J. Jaeger

    J. Jaeger Well-Known Member

    Oh....Okay....I forgot about that stuff.
    Mine was pretty much Fully Loaded...A/C, Thm 400, Stage-1 option, Heavy Duty Suspension, Power Disc Brakes, Tilt/Power Steering etc...but Without Elect.Door Locks.
     
  4. 1972 Stage 1

    1972 Stage 1 Well-Known Member

    Good luck. That’s a tough one to find. Here is the RH/passenger side tank codes. LH tank is IA, and it’s pretty easy to find as it was on several cars.

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  5. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    Thats why I used a CF tank! Honestly, theres probably only a handful of guys that would even know a CF tank isnt correct.
     
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  6. thepartsman

    thepartsman Back Ordered Again ?

    James is correct, "XS" & "IA" Tank
    the whole assembly would be "SW" 3020113 if you find one with a tag. 70 STG 1 SW.jpg
     
  7. 1972 Stage 1

    1972 Stage 1 Well-Known Member

    Hey David! Happy new year!

    Did I send you that picture? That looks like the radiator that I used for the Burgundy Mist car I restored in 2016?

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  8. thepartsman

    thepartsman Back Ordered Again ?

    Hello James and Happy New Year to you also,

    It very well might be your pic because of the books I have alot of pics in my files
    and
    you are on the acknowledgement page in the '70 book so thanks again.
     
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  9. J. Jaeger

    J. Jaeger Well-Known Member

    Man ....You Guys are sure Fast on the trigger..and Extremely Helpful. This is just the kind of information I need for my Longtime Restoration.
    Thanks so much.... I need all the help I can get.
    Jim
     
  10. J. Jaeger

    J. Jaeger Well-Known Member

    By the way...those photos REALLY help.
     
  11. Dano

    Dano Platinum Level Contributor

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  13. thepartsman

    thepartsman Back Ordered Again ?

    Could help if interested:
    Shop (gsbythenumbers.com)
     
  14. J. Jaeger

    J. Jaeger Well-Known Member

    I'll have to look at my codes on the build sheet decoding for my car that I got from Wayne Robert's and his Microfiche film. Maybe that will pinpoint the proper Radiator.
    Jim
     
  15. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    Youll need to look at the POBF to see what radiator code was actually used
     
  16. J. Jaeger

    J. Jaeger Well-Known Member

    Ok....What's the POBF...??? I am trying to re-learn what I have forgotten, and learn the rest for the first time...!!!
    Thanks,
    . Jim
     
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  17. Duane

    Duane Member

    Production Order Body Final

    That is the build sheet you will find on top of the gas tank. It has a spot on there for the radiators and will show the letter codes for the completed radiator, in your case “SW”.
    Duane
     
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  18. Duane

    Duane Member

    One thing, the repro radiator tag is not made up of spring steel, so if you try to simply clip it on it will fall off.

    You will need to either solder it on or somehow bond it in place.

    Just letting you know, otherwise you will be buying a second one.
    Duane
     
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2022 at 9:07 AM
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  19. Dano

    Dano Platinum Level Contributor

    I was there about 5 years ago. Had been out of this for awhile & have since learned so much more than I knew and re-learned a lot of what I'd forgotten (have met a lot of guys on here since too:)).

    I missed above where you said it had AC so yes, SW as everyone has said. Neat car. I've always had strippers (but unlike my one friend knew better than to marry one, lol). If I ever get a loaded one I want it to have everything but not sure I'd want to restore a loaded one. My convertible has PW, PS, P-seat, & Forced Comfort-Flo but no AC & that's enough.
     
  20. Dano

    Dano Platinum Level Contributor

    Not if it's a Stage 1 w/AC. That got the top dawg SW. One radiator upgrade for the Stage 1 & the 2nd for A/C just like your car would've gotten (actually even a non-S1 GSX would've but not a non-S1 GS 455). You need to find one, lol. You found a dist. & carb.:).
     

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