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1970 Catalina Radiator Question

Big Kat

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I am an newbie here, and I have a question about my 1970 Pontiac Catalina Convertiable with a 455 engine. Does anybody know how the radiator is held to the car? Its loose and dont know how its suppose to be held in there. I removed the fan shrowed to see why it was so loose but I dont see how it should be braced down to the vehicle. Pictures would be big help if all possible.

If anybody could help me that would be great.

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Big Kat

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I didnt see any of those on there. I would have to order some or try to find some somehwere. I will look to see exactly whre they go. When you say radiator support are you referring to where the raidiator sits or is it a diffrent part that I made need? Thank you for your help I really appriciate it.

The support has two brackets which line up with the radiator tanks, you may have to remove the radiator to see them or from below.
 

melsg5

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They seem to make Poly everything these days, sometimes it is not a good replacement. The original engineers assumed the original rubber would flex a certain way in certain suspension setups, for instance the rear torque arms on the 63 to 82 Corvettes, and the Poly ends up causing binding.
 

Big Kat

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Thank you. I order some new ones the one on the car were behind the radiator. Weird! Those pictures really helped and I was able to figure it out. The ones for the 70 Catalina sit on the fan shrowed and hold it down without it you would have to make modifications. I will take a picture and post it.
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