Got a replacement from a National Auto parts chain, Murray 431295, made by china radiator factory, with ‘lifetime warranty’ (by the Parts Chain)
Even though the hose outlet on the lower tank was on the correct outboard side for a manual transmission, china radiator factory still equipped the unit with a transmission cooler. Xi, thanks!
Alas, the core is too short, by about 1.13” When the rad is mounted by bolts at the top ears, the bottom of the rad flaps in the breeze, well above the lower rubber lined saddle it is supposed to sit in.
I made a sheet metal extension to raise the lower saddle to make it fit. Saddle is riveted to the extension to keep the fastener head thickness to a minimum. Also had to bend up a very small flange on the lower radiator support to get the extension to sit flush.
Before I did that, I bought a china radiator factory all Aluminum unit from an eBay seller.
All Aluminum Radiator is the correct height.
Lower tank fits the factory bracket perfectly.
The pair of upper mounting ears have 3 problems.
- They are welded too far aft (about ¾″) and cannot bolt up tight to the car’s support beam.
- They are made in a ‘U’ shape which is too narrow and will not allow the Fan mounting tabs to fit inside the ‘U’.
- One of the ears does not line up with the tapped hole in the car support. (off about ⅜″)
The eBay seller told me to apply for a refund, they had no better ones to exchange! Then they refunded my money and I guess I keep the rad. I can cut the ears off and fab some clamps to fit the upper tank… SPARE!
If you get the colorful silicone hoses off eBay, order shiny stainless T-bolt hose clamps in the 35 - 40 mm size at the same time. The silicone hose has a thicker wall and the factory clamps will not fit around them.