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Re: Need New Radiator
Gord&Fran #1348506 Mon Mar 02 2020 04:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Gord&Fran

That may fit, but the tank doesn't look "right". Price is lower than the ebay ones.

Re: Need New Radiator
Elmo #1348509 Mon Mar 02 2020 04:16 AM
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Part # MT1-374TYVEHCAR is the same as the eBay ones. I bought one and made it fit. ohwell

In this thread, I show a picture comparing the new one to the original:

Do you have a part # for the one that looks better?

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Re: Need New Radiator
Elmo #1348544 Mon Mar 02 2020 02:55 PM
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I bought a AFCO aluminum radiator in 2009 for my '37. Don't remember the price off hand, but it was way less then they sell for now. It has worked great up until last year when it started seeping at the lower right corner. This radiator and I am sure the cheaper ones you are looking at are glued together. This means there is very little you can do to repair them if needed, truly a one and done. I bought some super sticky epoxy and managed to stop the leak for now, if a get another year out of it I will be happy, but at some point I will have to replace it. I cannot see spending $800 or more for a truck that may only go a 1000 miles a year. If the new one last another 10 years, I am good with that.


Re: Need New Radiator
Elmo #1348550 Mon Mar 02 2020 03:39 PM
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Do your research and you will find reasonably priced fully welded aluminum radiators on both EBay and Amazon. šŸ› 

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Re: Need New Radiator
Elmo #1348571 Mon Mar 02 2020 06:09 PM
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...last radiator I purchased was a coupe years ago. Bought a Champion delivered to my door for $200 even. They also included a nice radiator cap. I've had zero problems. May want to add it to you "check'em off list".

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Re: Need New Radiator
Elmo #1348583 Mon Mar 02 2020 07:18 PM
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You may want to check out these folks, aluminum fully welded, factory style tanks.


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Re: Need New Radiator
Elmo #1348605 Tue Mar 03 2020 12:04 AM
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I bought a new one from Jegs today. It is a Champion made for an in-line 6 engine. Cost 195.00 shipping was free! Gonna get it in 3 days!
Gonna do the happy dance!!!
Thanks guys

Re: Need New Radiator
Elmo #1348611 Tue Mar 03 2020 12:24 AM
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They are not glued together. They are all fully tig welded. Actually really nicely done to.

Re: Need New Radiator
Elmo #1348691 Tue Mar 03 2020 05:00 PM
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I purchased mine from ...US Radiator... years ago. US built , I believe a paid just over 300. But looking at their web site looks like the price has doubled.

Glad I got it when I did

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