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Old 04-02-2009, 07:14 PM
Richard D. Hord Richard D. Hord is offline
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Hey Guys!
Larry Thunderbird and Mustang Parts has four row, heavy duty radiator for sale. You will have to call to get a price.
Phone number 1-800-854-0393. Web sight I have not checked but the last time I looked there web site was down.
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Old 04-02-2009, 08:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Tuxedo View Post
Ok.... so I still haven't found anyone who lists a radaitor for my squarebird. I got a quote to recore the original of $300-$350 which is, in my eyes crazy... next stop... finding something that will fit. Now, I know that I could have one built, but I don't have $350 to spend on a recore... nevermind having one built.

Has anyone out there been able to fit a different radiator in a squarebird?
Drax and Larry's are both good suggestions. I tried Larry's website the other day and it is finally back online, maybe yet with a few construction bugs in it. I also see that Birdsnest also has $350 58-66 radiators listed with a $100 core charge. I suppose with a 2 way shipping a new radiator will cost you about $450.

I certainly would think that you having yours recored locally would be the way to go cause any supposed new radiator you're gonna buy is going to be a recored one anyway. Then you'd save all of that shipping too.
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Old 04-03-2009, 10:24 AM
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Thanks to all for the input.

JohnG... I tried to fix the one I have and what started out as a hairline crack, just keeps getting bigger and bigger. The original crack was caused by my finger nail... which should tell you how brittle the whole thing is.
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Old 04-03-2009, 02:19 PM
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If the crack was caused by your finger nail... then I have to agree it's time to hunt down a new one! Wow! Imagine the damage a bee at 60 mph might have done!
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Old 04-03-2009, 05:53 PM
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Yep, I literally "clipped" one of the fins with my finger nail and it immediately started to drip. I originally thought I could just braize it since it was so small, but it got bigger and bigger...

I e-mailed the T-bird Ranch and they don't have anything. Even if he did have a used one, he would recore it before he sold it anyway. When I told him that I was quoted $300-$350 locally, he said that it was a very good price.

I will have to say, that he (John Draxler) was EXTREMELY helpful and quick in his responses back. I would no doubt do business with him in the future.
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