View Full Version : rad replacement coming up

m j
10-03-2004, 09:11 AM
kinda a repost of my wanted ad on this forum
has a bit of tech in it so though it fit here as well

the story:

I noticed my rad decided to spring a leak, upon further investigation I noticed the rad support is cracked all around the rad
I have another rad support that is in mint shape but my grill and headlight trim and valance are fugly
so I need to either swap in the rad support and find the trim bits to spruce her up...
go to the 4 headlight clip that I always wanted.
this would allow me to go with the big diesel rad ($436 my cost) with built-in engine oil cooler as well

diesel rad $436

heavy 350 rad $250

bigblock rad $250

m j
10-31-2004, 04:13 AM

small block size 4 core with built in engine and trans oil coolers

11-02-2004, 07:26 AM
Have you got a price from newton rad i found them to have really awsome work and the price really reasonable prices they are on king george and about 65th roughly.

m j
11-02-2004, 04:22 PM
after my last rad shop experience I will not use a local rebuilder again
did you buy a 4 core for less then I listed above for cheaper from Newton Rad?

What I am looking at seriously is buying an aluminum racing rad from AFCO.
they are $179usd plus shipping and taxes for a normal rad and the one with the huge built in engine oil cooler is $309usd
with the dollar at $1.24ish it works out to be pretty damn close to the same cost as a stock replacement from Lordco.
Anyone else want one I am thinking of ordering this week?
also getting a Windstar electric fan setup new for $114usd + 35usd shipping

11-02-2004, 05:00 PM
haney radiators is cheap! 180 for my 3 core malibu rad

m j
11-06-2004, 08:06 AM
I bet I can get a new 3 core for less then that from lordco
so a used recore at $180 doesnt seem cheap to me

11-06-2004, 08:19 AM
is it possable to trade a rad for rad? i have a a big rad and i want a smaller one maybe it would be ezer to just sell mine and then buy new one? the one i have now sticks out below the front crossmember and makes it hard to put a skid plate on.

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m j
11-06-2004, 08:22 AM
is you rad cross flow or verical?
how much work are you willing to do to fit a custom?
any rad shop can cut a core smaller but if you need to mess with the tank size I would try and find a good guy = rare as hen's teeth

m j
11-25-2004, 04:18 PM
my AFCO arrived today
shipped Nov 16 but delayed since tuesday due to the strike, so pretty fast shipping from Indiana.
looks great,
but the lower rad hose connection is angled upwards so I will have to work around that
$212usd for rad and shipping
$79cdn for UPS rip-off brokerage and taxes

dual electric fans that were ordered the same day have yet to ship from California.