The 1973 – 1987 Chevy truck is a timeless platform, especially now that you can essentially build most of these trucks with new parts. Beautiful classic lines and timeless styling make it a staple. In modern pro-touring world, you can almost build these cars from scratch with 100% new parts. That’s amazing considering these trucks have been out of production for 45+ years.
The trucks havea lot of things going for it when it comes to cooling options. For starters, you can fit just about any motor and accessory drive, including the Vintage Air and March serpentine systems, without having to get creative with making it all fit.
Regardless if your Truck was an original 6 cylinder car, small block or big block, this radiator will drop right into your truck. For small block powered cars, it will fit with a v-belt, serpentine drive, long water or short water pump: it will fit with ease.
To keep your Truck running extra cool with killer styling, this Truck radiator uses our 11″ HPX fans. Completely engineered by us with a die formed aluminum housing, these fans were specially engineered by us to deal with your typical modern day problems: lots of horsepower, tight clearances, Vintage Air and the need for killer styling.
They pull over 1500 CFM each and look KILLER doing it. Not only do they move a ton of CFM, they add modern day styling to your hot rod. CFM alone isn’t the whole story. These fans were designed to keep the CFM from falling off when having to pull through thick cores and A/C condensers at the same time.
Many electric fans are living 30 years in the past and can’t handle the horsepower and A/C requirements of today. These fans will bring your ride into the modern day.
To make everything fit with your Chevy and billet accessory drive, we specially configure the fans on that model to clear the trouble spots that cause interference problems on big blocks. Typically the power steering pump and the A/C compressor with serpentine systems.
For higher horsepower applications, use our 1000 horsepower capable radiator, part number 9185-BADASS.
– 2-rows of 1″ cooling tubes
– Cooling power up to 600HP
– Dual 11″ HP fans for a total 3000 CFM
– Precision TIG welded construction
– Lifetime warranty
– Billet CNC machined filler neck
– Heavy duty plate transmission cooler
– Stainless steel hardware
Like all of our radiators, it’s made in the USA. We guarantee you’ll think it’s sexy and guarantee it to cool your car with ease. And of course our lifetime warranty on everything: radiator and fans.
For fan control, use our RH-02 Wiring Harness. It allows you to run the fans at both and a low speed versus just an ON/OFF setting.
The RH-02 Wiring Harness is also great for v-belt cars with lower powered alternators. It will make sure your alternator isn’t hammered hard when the high powered fans go to work to cool your engine down.
Note: There are two different radiators used in these trucks, that look very similar, yet are very different. This radiator for trucks that use the tall radiator that is 20-3/4″ tall overall. Use our part number RAD-9161-TRK for 1973 – 1987 Chevy/GMC trucks that use the shorter 18-3/4″ overall height radiator.
The short radiator is 18-3/4″ high (RAD-9161-TRK) and this one, the taller radiator (RAD-9185) is 20-3/4″ high. The taller radiator is more commonly found in the 3/4 ton trucks, but was also used in the 1/2 trucks.