This Instructable will show you how to remove and install a new radiator for a 1957 3600 series truck

Step 1: Materials Needed

A new radiator (the one in the picture is designed in America, but made in China, will do until I get the $700 U.S Radiator Desert Cooler model)
Bucket to catch all of the Anitfreeze that will spill out
New AntiFreeze (about 2 gallons or more)
New hose clamps
Upper and lower radiator hoses
Socket set (Standard, this is a early model Chevy)
Torque wrench
Flat head and Phillips screwdrivers ( I used a ratcheting style one with multiple screw head attachments)
1 inch Aluminum fan spacer (the 3 inch one I had on my engine would not allow the radiator to be installed so I had to get a smaller one)
New hoses for my recirculating catch can along with new clamps
Gloves (not pictured)
Razor knife to cut hose (not pictured)
Sharpie to mark hose to be cut (not pictured)
Good info, but you have to be aware of a Phenomena called &quot;Electrolysis corrosion&quot; which can literally &quot;eat&quot; an aluminum radiator in a matter of weeks!<br> Electrolysis is created when an electrical stray current uses the aluminum from the radiator, coolant pump or other cooling system components to become &quot;anodic&quot; and sacrifice themselves.<br> <br> One quick way to test for the presence of electrolysis in your vehicle, is to connect one test lead of a Digital Multimeter to the negative post of the battery, and then submerge the other test lead into the coolant just under the filling cap touching only the coolant (engine not hot, obviously!) anything above a couple of tenths of volt is of concern,&nbsp; Visit several of the many websites describing the causes and cure of this before thinking your new radiator is installed and forgotten.<br> Best Wishes, AMclaussen, Mexico City.

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