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Old 02-22-2021, 12:41 AM   #1
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Default Radiator repair in WI, 1950 f3

I have a 1950 F3 and the radiator is leaking mostly where the top tank connects to the coils. Seems to be several places along that area. Any recommendations for where I could take it for repair? Preferably somewhere I can drive it. I assume shipping would be difficult & expensive. I am in South Central WI.

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Old 02-22-2021, 01:47 AM   #2
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Coils?
There’s gotta be a radiator shop somewhere near you.
Ask an auto repair or dealer where one is.
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Old 02-22-2021, 03:14 AM   #3
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Dr Google shows a couple choices in Madison including:
http://www.brsradiator.com/
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Check with Glen Ray radiator in Wausau they do great work.
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Old 02-23-2021, 01:13 PM   #5
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Msstring, there is a car quest in Reedsburg and a weaver auto parts in sauk city that both do radiator repair. Where in south central wi. Are you. Have you had your truck running yet?
We like pictures!
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Old 02-25-2021, 09:55 PM   #6
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Check with Glen Ray radiator in Wausau they do great work.
Thanks! I have a friend that recommended them too so I'll probably be reaching out to them.

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Old 02-25-2021, 10:09 PM   #7
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Msstring, there is a car quest in Reedsburg and a weaver auto parts in sauk city that both do radiator repair. Where in south central wi. Are you. Have you had your truck running yet?
We like pictures!
Thanks! I actually did have it running and out a little bit before the snow came. Looking forward to more run time in the spring. She's not pretty yet but I'm going for functional so I can drive it. LOL Hood wouldn't stay up. It was bowing out at the sides so I have it at shop getting that taken of and hopefully that will fix the geometry so it works as it should. Have the seat out now and a better one to put in.

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Old 02-25-2021, 10:54 PM   #8
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Awesome! What's that new fangled electronic device hanging from the inside of the windshield? Thanks for the pics and hopefully your radiator issue gets resolved. I bet GB Sisson gets a kick out of your project!
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Awesome! What's that new fangled electronic device hanging from the inside of the windshield? Thanks for the pics and hopefully your radiator issue gets resolved. I bet GB Sisson gets a kick out of your project!
LOL the new fangled thing is a Garmin that serves as my speedometer. I have a rebuilt speedometer from Papanick here on the Barn that I need to get put in before the next ride.

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Old 02-26-2021, 12:07 AM   #10
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LOL the new fangled thing is a Garmin that serves as my speedometer. I have a rebuilt speedometer from Papanick here on the Barn that I need to get put in before the next ride.

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That's hilarious! Didn't know you could go fast enough to need a speedometer in the old gal. Unless of course your local PD is looking for some paying customers. When I was in High school I used to get a ride to school with a classmate who drove a yellow Pinto. She got a $9 speeding ticket in 1975 for 2 MPH over the speed limit coming down a RR overpass into town. True story!! Local PD in a small town.
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That's hilarious! Didn't know you could go fast enough to need a speedometer in the old gal. Unless of course your local PD is looking for some paying customers. When I was in High school I used to get a ride to school with a classmate who drove a yellow Pinto. She got a $9 speeding ticket in 1975 for 2 MPH over the speed limit coming down a RR overpass into town. True story!! Local PD in a small town.
LOL, no she certainly isn't set up to break any speed records but she'll cruise along nicely at 60 without any issues.

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Ronís Body& Radiator Service. 251 S Main St. Adams Wi. Do very good work.
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Ronís Body& Radiator Service. 251 S Main St. Adams Wi. Do very good work.
Thanks!

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Old 03-06-2021, 10:11 PM   #14
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I took my Radiator to Glenn Ray last night. Looking forward to getting it back. But, it is going to be a while, they are pretty backed up.

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