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Old 10-17-2019, 12:32 PM   #1
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Original all metal radiator, keep or recycle.

Are the original style brass radiators worth the cost of a rebuild?
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Old 10-18-2019, 12:43 AM   #2
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Re: Original all metal radiator, keep or recycle.

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Are the original style brass radiators worth the cost of a rebuild?
As with most any restoration I do, I always attempt to rebuild original items, rather than replace with aftermarket. Many times it actually costs me more, but I just like keeping original whenever possible.

I find the original are always (almost anyway), better than what I can get aftermarket. Especially when it involves crap coming from across the oceans.

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Old 10-18-2019, 09:37 AM   #3
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Re: Original all metal radiator, keep or recycle.

Pat, point well taken, I'll hang onto it for a later stage in the driver/restore. Roy
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Old 10-18-2019, 10:33 AM   #4
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Re: Original all metal radiator, keep or recycle.

A bit off subject, but for the best quality rad at the lowest cost I purchase just the aluminum cores from Howe Racing and build my own tanks. The one I built for my Blazer cost me around $180 plus a couple hours of fabrication. They sell all hardware too. Good option for those that have access to welding equipment.

https://howeracing.com/index.php/store/radiators.html
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