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Old 07-30-2004, 09:20 PM   #11
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You can usually have the old radiator recored for about the same price or a little cheaper, but I like having the original radiator back in my vehicles.
How exactly does that work? If I have a hole in the fins will that fix it?
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Old 07-30-2004, 10:03 PM   #12
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They put a whole new center core (fins and all) between the end caps and you get the same unit back. I prefer this method since the one that comes out is the one that goes back in. You can even have it modified by having a tranny cooler end-cap taken out or put in, etc...

I have a 3 or 4 core radiator modified for my stock cars by having the end tanks (tranny cooler tank) opened and the connectors removed so I have more coolant capacity. I put on a separate tranny cooler, which is better since the tranny fluid in the radiator heats up the engine coolant as well.
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Old 07-31-2004, 11:57 PM   #13
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Recoring your radiator is a great idea. I hate to spend money if i can find another good alternative. Have you tried measuring your radiator and looking around at the junk yard for one that is nearly the same size? I love the junk yard !
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Old 08-01-2004, 01:16 AM   #14
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Some things are excellent to get in the junkyard and it's fun to hunt there. A radiator Is one of the few things I don't trust as a used item, along with water pumps.
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Radiator

I was going to have the old radiator cleaned and flushed. I took it to the local radiator shop and as soon as pressure was applied we saw a pin-hole leak, the guy there then pushed his fingernail into the core and a new leak happened. You could almost cause leaks just by pushing on it with your finger. Radiators get old, it's just a fact and most of use have busses that or 20 years old or more. The best thing you can do to make your bus last is keep the motor cool. You can't keep the motor cool and running very long with an old clogged radiator. The material the core is made of just gets old and weak. HEAT KILLS MOTORS! Take extra care to make sure your radiator and water pump are in top working order before you go on any trip. That is why I replaced my radiator and water pump with new "in the box" parts.
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I put up a new web site showing willow.

http://www.geocities.com/an_intrepid_tripster/
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You had to rebuild the clutch because nobody makes parts for them anymore, I don't like the sound of that. I hope mine never goes.
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It only cost 91 bucks to rebuild the clutch, I had it modified to heavy duty pads.
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