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I am just finishing up putting the Vintage Air on My 65 GTO.  Put aluminum Pulleys and Cleaning up the engine bay.  Was noticing that My Radiator Inlet and Outlet are both on the right side of the Radiator, Being that it is not a cross flow but flows bottom to top, Am I going to have heating problems,  What keeps the water from just going in the bottom and backout the top without going through the rest of the radiator. It gets hot in Vedas so I really don't want heating problems. Any Information would be appreciated,  Thank You

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I'm with Kiwi on this B Neal. My first reaction is that you were sold the wrong radiator.

What brand of radiator is it?

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The Radiator was In the car when I bought it,  It looks like the stock Radiator It is a three row.  I have seen other cars in pictures and seen adds for radiators for this car with the inlet and outlet on the right side.  but don't understand how it would cool very well unless there is a baffle or something to direct the flow to the left side of the radiator,  thought maybe there might be someone out there that knew a lot about radiators that could answer My question.  (KIWI Vegas Is hanging in there Still opening new casinos and other venues Like the Raiders Arena, It is tough especially when You have a stupid and spineless Governor.  But We still have a lot of tourists coming in)

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Good to hear mate :cheers:

Really enjoyed our time there last year 👍

I would’ve pulling that radiator and take  it to a radiator shop, have the outlet. Swapped over and fit a new top hose 

then you know it will work 👍👍👍👍

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I priced them and I can get another one with the outlet on the left or a cross flow fairly cheap, But I don't really know if I have a problem until I run it next summer when it gets hot.  Just wondering if anyone had noticed this before

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Thank Frosty, that is what mine likes like(without the tri power).  I am going to putt it back the way it was and see how it holds up to the heat.  Thank everyone

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I think it is correct the way the factory intended,  It's just that it doesn't make a lot of sense that it would use the whole radiator.  I've been a pipefitter for 50 years and I know that liquid will choose the path of least resistance,  that said with the inlet and outlet on the same side of the vesel it will go in and right back out unless there is a baffle or something to direct the flow to the other side of the radiator.  It just seem odd, now if it was a cross flow it wouldn't make as much of a difference because the tubes would direct the flow,  But this is not a cross flow radiator.  We will have to see how it works out.  Thanks for You input

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1 hour ago, B Neal said:

I think it is correct the way the factory intended,  It's just that it doesn't make a lot of sense that it would use the whole radiator.  I've been a pipefitter for 50 years and I know that liquid will choose the path of least resistance,  that said with the inlet and outlet on the same side of the vesel it will go in and right back out unless there is a baffle or something to direct the flow to the other side of the radiator.  It just seem odd, now if it was a cross flow it wouldn't make as much of a difference because the tubes would direct the flow,  But this is not a cross flow radiator.  We will have to see how it works out.  Thanks for You input

And thats exactly how i understand it too Neal ! :unsure:

 easy test to do.... run the engine and feel the radiator left and right, that will tell you what the hot water is doing, heck, even get it up to operating temp and use a infrared temp gun on the left and right side fins 

the guys have confirmed that your rad is stock, there has to be a baffle in there🙄

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