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olevet
10-31-2015, 08:47 PM
Seems the Ft Smith shop says they cant fix my Old radiator. Is there a Place to get one recored? Or just buy a new one? Best Place to buy ? get repaired? Thanks for any help.

toddgilroy
10-31-2015, 09:45 PM
I have not ordered one yet, but if I do I will probably get one of these...http://classicfordradiator.com/58-60FordThunderbirdCopperBrassHighEfficiencyAutoRadi ator.aspx

YellowRose
10-31-2015, 10:07 PM
Howard, if you have to replace it, you can get them new from the Bird Nest, and probably the other Tbird parts houses, for less than $400. Check them out in the Advertisements Forum and see what you can get them for below $400.

toddgilroy
10-31-2015, 11:54 PM
One thing to consider...I don't think the Tbird vendors carry the high efficiency radiator.

simplyconnected
11-01-2015, 12:23 AM
There are thousands of good radiator shops across the USA. I go to one, "Four Seasons" where they do everything. They also sell Modine radiators and heater cores.

"We have been recoring radiators since 1972...":
http://www.fourseasonsradiator.net/page/page/1766069.htm
Give them a call. - Dave

olevet
11-02-2015, 11:37 AM
Thanks for the Info. Im going to go see them today, Im probably going to buy new, Since I no longer trust this shop to fix anything.

Is a Re-core much cheaper with shipping than just buying new?

simplyconnected
11-02-2015, 12:54 PM
I believe they are about the same money BUT copper transfers heat MUCH better than aluminum. Ask any serious cook about the difference. Your oem radiator is copper which is much easier to repair. - Dave

olevet
11-02-2015, 05:03 PM
I believe they are about the same money BUT copper transfers heat MUCH better than aluminum. Ask any serious cook about the difference. Your oem radiator is copper which is much easier to repair. - Dave

The shop in Ft Smith quoted me 650 to recore this one, A new one is 400 or so. Im going to have to think about that. since I'll probably only ever drive the car short distances and then maybe 3 or 4 times a year.

simplyconnected
11-02-2015, 07:40 PM
If he quoted six hundred he's really saying, he doesn't want to do it but he will for a basket of money.

Call around or call my guy and tell him up front, you have a classic car. Detroit businesses cater to old cars because we love to see them on the road. They ship radiators all the time.

DKheld
11-02-2015, 08:28 PM
Check this link for my new radiator info.

http://www.squarebirds.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=15883

Still working fine.....

Eric

http://media502.dropshots.com/photos/260234/20130928/181055.jpg

simplyconnected
11-02-2015, 10:58 PM
Yes, I remember when you got it. Carl Heller supplied a very nice copper rad, much like your original. It sure looks handsome in your Squarebird, Eric.