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#1193443 Fri Dec 02 2016 01:07 PM
Joined: Oct 2006
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Shop Shark
there are some aluminum radiators on amazon for $170ish for a limited time. I used the search criteria "53 chevy truck parts"

brokenhead #1193555 Sat Dec 03 2016 03:11 AM
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'Bolter
Does the top tank look similar to the original Harrison brass ones?

brokenhead #1193578 Sat Dec 03 2016 05:27 AM
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 1,538
G
Insomniac
October 15, 2016 I ordered one from Amazon:
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Griffin Radiator 1948-1954 Chevy Truck Radiator top center bottom right outlets
Sold by: Amazon.com.ca, Inc.
CDN$ 62.66


As of today, it's still showing up in the "ordered items" list with an estimated delivery date of "Dec 9 to 22". I have not yet received an "order shipped" email. They do not charge the credit card until it is shipped.

I expect that they will weasel out if it.


Gord
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1954 1/2 ton 235 4 speed
brokenhead #1193644 Sat Dec 03 2016 06:55 PM
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B
Shop Shark
I'm not sure about all the details, I just had a gift card I needed to spend on amazon, and was looking at parts for the truck and it showed up. They were around half price. If you are in the market for a radiator, it might be worth looking into. I know the price is right.

brokenhead #1195732 Sat Dec 17 2016 09:20 AM
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Posts: 150
J
'Bolter
would stay away from these. like they say, you get what you pay for.


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jetmech6868 #1195757 Sat Dec 17 2016 04:08 PM
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Bubba - Curmudgeon
Originally Posted by jetmech6868
would stay away from these. like they say, you get what you pay for.

???
You get what you pay for?

For, CDN$ 1,056.49, I'd expect a lot.

The 48-54 radiator is too new to find ratings on-line; however, their ratings on other models are excellent.


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
brokenhead #1195794 Sat Dec 17 2016 08:18 PM
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Posts: 1,538
G
Insomniac
Are they advertising over $1,000 for the radiator now? Maybe they have to sell some at that price so they can send me one for $63! grin

Still hasn't shipped. Expected delivery date still Dec 22.


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brokenhead #1195798 Sat Dec 17 2016 08:56 PM
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Bubba - Curmudgeon
Let us know how it works out, Gord


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
brokenhead #1195876 Sun Dec 18 2016 03:07 PM
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Posts: 1,474
A
'Bolter
No More Griffins, only Mishimoto

rad


Allen
Yeah, well, that's just like, you know , your opinion, man - The Dude

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brokenhead #1196099 Tue Dec 20 2016 03:16 AM
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M
Shop Shark
I bought one for my '50 for less than $100 on ebay. It's ugly and sticks out like a sore thumb but it works fantastic. Totally solved my overheating problem. I drove all over rural Texas in 100* weather at darn near wide open throttle all summer and never had an issue.


1950 4100 - unrestored and driven weekly for almost no reason at all.
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