Radiator for a 1990 GTZ?

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Radiator for a 1990 GTZ?

Postby DOHC_tuner » Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:22 am

I have had the original radiator welded and it lasted however just recently it is now leaking. It's time to get a new one. However I can not find a direct replacement. Any ideas or help on a different radiator that will work or how to source one?

Rock auto has one very close but it's for the automatic. Seems all that one needs is a lower hose that will fit.



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Re: Radiator for a 1990 GTZ?

Postby GT_Indy » Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:22 pm

Have you tried summit racing, Oriley auto, or advance auto?
I know rock auto has a lot listed but I have had issues with misrepresented listings and wrong parts being sent with them usually 50/50 chance I noticed.
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Re: Radiator for a 1990 GTZ?

Postby DOHC_tuner » Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:07 am

Yes I have tried but with no luck. Autozone claimed they had one but it was a total universal that was too long.

I wonder if the automatic Beretta will work with a hose change.



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Re: Radiator for a 1990 GTZ?

Postby GT_Indy » Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:55 am

I'm not sure as I never had to deal with this yet. My 90 gtz's radiator is still working, but I know at some point I'll have to replace it as well, plastic never lasts forever.

What about the regular I4 auto? I don't know if it would work, but if it was me I'd look for something close and try to cut the hose to fit.
I know some places sell bendable radiator hoses for custom applications, different elbows and stuff can be found as well.


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Re: Radiator for a 1990 GTZ?

Postby Rettax3 » Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:40 am

(just five months later...) For those in the need, Performance Radiator still makes them, they are ~as good or better (heck, probably the exact same) as Spectra Premium. We used A LOT of them at the shop, saw maybe one or two come back. JC Whitney distributes them, part #1042, also findable on ebay, ~ $155 to your door.


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Re: Radiator for a 1990 GTZ?

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Re: Radiator for a 1990 GTZ?

Postby Rettax3 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:26 pm

Good call, thanks Jon. I wasn't even sure Performance Radiator sold direct to the public -we used them almost exclusively at the shop, and had a commercial account with them. I just checked after reading the OP, and found that they at least made them still. Thanks for adding the direct link.


1989 Super Charged 3800 Series II (First)Six-Speed Conversion GTU
1990 Turbo 3.4 5-Speed T-Type
1990 4.0L 4-Cam 32-Valve V-8 5-Speed Indy GTi (Project)
1990 Stock(!) 3.1 MPFI Auto Indy
1995 Z-26
1995 3.4 DOHC Turbo 5-Speed Z-26


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