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Thread: where can i find radiator cores
DubbayoC


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posted February 16, 2006 02:56 PM

where can i find radiator cores

like the title says. Does anyone know where I can get a core so I can do the recore myself? even better could any tell me if anyone has a good stock radiator for sale?
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klaus42


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posted February 17, 2006 10:03 AM

I *might* have one or two...

...if it doesn't nessecarily need to be original REPU --as opposed to rx-4-- (minor differences)... also, originally from automatic vs. manual trans. (?)...

...But mainly, it'd be a total crapshoot whether or not they're worth a damn, or if they're too far gone, or not. Likely good for the tanks, if not a usable core, though...?

There *used* to be a NOS one on ebaymotors from 'leaflk' in Atlanta(?) for an opening bid of $300 ...last year.


       
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DubbayoC


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posted February 22, 2006 08:06 AM
Edited By: DubbayoC on 22 Feb 2006 08:07

found one! got it from beko is Concord,Ca. cost me $185 for the core only. just to let you guys know. they were super nice and even gave me a ride to the bart station. dimensions of core is 13 1/2" hieght, 23 5/8"length, 1 7/8" thick. header is 23 7/8"length and 2 1/2"width. just to let anyone else know that decides to recore themselves. oh ya i used a acid based solder with acid paste flux from "grainger". oh...don't forget to tell em its a 3 row.
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Brad


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posted February 22, 2006 09:55 AM

i took my radiator to my local little radiator shop

I think they were called "Radiator Shop on Wheels" in Torrance. And they will come to your door but I just brought my busted radiator to their shop. They said the core size was very common and I asked for a 3 row core for a few extra bucks. Nice brass core (brass rejects heat better than aluminum), put together for $185 out the door.

Recoring is a valid option and we should have new cores available for a long time.
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DubbayoC


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posted February 22, 2006 02:46 PM

dang.......oh well. at least I got to get a mapp gas torch out of it. and got some practice in soldering radiators.
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