Radiator Question

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Re: Radiator Question

Post by bobd » Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:30 am

Either way, the electric fan is better in traffic.

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Re: Radiator Question

Post by richard » Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:57 am

I had these copied from original, almost the same, but uses a slightly different radiator cap. This is a 2000 '68 aluminum radiator, profesionnaly welded not China. '69/'70 almost ready. 1600 will follow.

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Re: Radiator Question

Post by dynaguy » Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:09 pm

Very Nice!!!

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Re: Radiator Question

Post by 68DSU » Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:01 pm

Late answer but...
I think I am like you in that I would like my 68 as close to stock as possible. Having said that, the biggest problems I have encountered are heat related. This is an issue that can creep up quickly, might not be fixed on the side of the road, and can have catastrophic results. I kept the old radiator but upgraded the core. It should be more efficient and still looks stock.
The "really stock" radiator should be okay but, like insurance, this is a just-in-case upgrade.
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Re: Radiator Question

Post by Shamus980 » Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:48 pm

Richard. Where was it made?? You say the radiator was not welded in China., however, you never mentioned where was it made and welded.. was it in Europe? I’m very interested in purchasing one but your prices are very comparable to custom radiators that are made here in USA... e.i. (Ron Davis).

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Re: Radiator Question

Post by richard » Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:57 am

Made in Europe by a excellent fabricator and comparable with Ron Davis. Made an agreement with them.
They are not cheap, but compared to have your stock radiator rebuild, the difference is not that big anymore.