Alright. We need to walk this conversation back just a bit. We order 2-6 radiators from DeWitts every single month for the last ~9 years. Sometimes for a C2, Sometimes for a C6, Sometimes with the engine oil cooler(EOC), Sometimes in black ice. We had one a few years back that came to us with a hole in the box and it was damaged in shipping and we had to return it. That is THE ONLY problem we have experienced with a company we have been doing a great deal of business with for many years. Slag in a threaded hole sucks. But it happens. And to damn a good name brand because of an unremoved piece of flash?
And what is this about F body? Corvettes are Y bodies. I think before I started looking to re engineer my core support for a steam vent, maybe I might just add one of these to the upper hose and connect it to the steam vent coming off the valley:
Then you can run whatever radiator you want. Hell keep your current radiator. But at least you wont be trying to force something in your car that was made to fit a completely different car.
Whoa, easy there! Anytime I hear of problems with $$$ parts the first thing I want to know is it one in ten or one in ten-thousand. You have helped answer that question and I do appreciate your input. DeWitt is still very much on my probable list. As far as the F-body thing, was just running down another of those many rumors running around, most of which turn out not to be fact. Personally, I'm not that fond of OEM radiator swaps - they aren't that good in the first place!