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Re: Clean and use old gas tank and radiator or replace with new?
Mike B #1436493 Fri Jan 07 2022 11:41 PM
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yes I am more comfortable at that price point. A local guy recommended a champion Al radiator. The Classic Industries ones are made in the USA and look nice and original but are north of $500. I don't think I am willing to spend that much so I'll deal with the new radiator look.

I haven't looked into it in detail but it looks like the newer radiators mount differently. I also read some are thicker and will not fit with the stock engine fan. Anyone have experience with this?

Last edited by HenrytheWound; Fri Jan 07 2022 11:43 PM. Reason: forgot a question
Re: Clean and use old gas tank and radiator or replace with new?
HenrytheWound #1436550 Sat Jan 08 2022 01:50 PM
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I bought copper/brass US made from Jim Carter a few years ago. It was surprisingly affordable at the time, but I don’t think they are any more.

I also bought the highly recommended Canadian Spectra tank. The inlet is at a weird angle and I struggled to make it work. Still bugs me that the filler neck on the truck is nearly horizontal now.

Re: Clean and use old gas tank and radiator or replace with new?
JW51 #1436552 Sat Jan 08 2022 02:15 PM
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Originally Posted by JW51
I bought copper/brass US made from Jim Carter a few years ago. It was surprisingly affordable at the time, but I don’t think they are any more.

I also bought the highly recommended Canadian Spectra tank. The inlet is at a weird angle and I struggled to make it work. Still bugs me that the filler neck on the truck is nearly horizontal now.


When did you buy your tank?

Mine was exactly correct (purchased in September 2021).

I wonder if yours was just a fluke welded together incorrectly or if they recognized the problem and adjusted the filler neck on future production?

The side by side comparison photo of old and new isn't very good. The perspective makes the new tank look a lot larger than the original but they are identical.

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Re: Clean and use old gas tank and radiator or replace with new?
HenrytheWound #1436555 Sat Jan 08 2022 03:07 PM
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It was probably 2015. I have heard only good about these, so figure mine must have been a fluke. If I ever get around to it, I might shorten the metal up and figure out some longer hoses that can get the angle better.

Re: Clean and use old gas tank and radiator or replace with new?
HenrytheWound #1436576 Sat Jan 08 2022 06:41 PM
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I was in the same boat as you last year. I ended up cleaning my gas tank utilizing a modified version of Hot Rod Lincoln`s method with good success. I got the same report and similar price tag for a re-core on the original radiator. My radiator had one very small leak so I replaced it with this[email]https://www.ebay.com/itm/293641970860.The fit was good I just had to use different sized hose for the lower connection. Saved the old radiator to use on an engine run stand. Good luck!


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Re: Clean and use old gas tank and radiator or replace with new?
Swami29 #1436770 Mon Jan 10 2022 02:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Swami29
I was in the same boat as you last year. I ended up cleaning my gas tank utilizing a modified version of Hot Rod Lincoln`s method with good success. I got the same report and similar price tag for a re-core on the original radiator. My radiator had one very small leak so I replaced it with this[email]https://www.ebay.com/itm/293641970860.The fit was good I just had to use different sized hose for the lower connection. Saved the old radiator to use on an engine run stand. Good luck!

Try not to use eBay links as they time out after 90 days making them useless to anyone reading this post at a later date. Naming the manufacture and model number is way more helpful!

Mike B smile

Re: Clean and use old gas tank and radiator or replace with new?
HenrytheWound #1437186 Fri Jan 14 2022 01:53 AM
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I've had good success with Champion radiators and they come with a really nice radiator cap. I'm sure they have gone up but couple years ago I ordered one while they were at the big Swap Meet at Charlotte Motor Speedway and in about two weeks it came to my door, all for $200 bucks.

...yeah, I had a quote of almost 600 bucks locally from our "big" radiator guys. I simply put my old radiator on the back of my truck.....and there is only ONE "real" radiator place left close to me and they certainly take advantage of it. Moral of my story is we don't have to pay their price. Shop around.


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