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Old 07-20-2019, 10:40 AM   #1
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I need to replace the radiator on my 1930 coupe. in reviewing posts i see that good things were said about brattons, snyders and berts. brattons and snyders were $585 for a hd radiator and berts was $795. for a in town driver is berts worth the extra? any one have opinion is bratton or snyder the same as to quality?
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Old 07-20-2019, 10:43 AM   #2
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I need to replace the radiator on my 1930 coupe. in reviewing posts i see that good things were said about brattons, snyders and berts. brattons and snyders were $585 for a hd radiator and berts was $795. for a in town driver is berts worth the extra? any one have opinion is bratton or snyder the same as to quality?
Check the number of rows of tubes, and more importantly the fins per inch. Shipping will also play a part.
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Old 07-20-2019, 11:14 AM   #3
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Bert's radiator is made by Brassworks. 10 fins per inch. $650. In stock.

https://modelastore.com/index.php?ro...roduct_id=3743

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Old 07-20-2019, 11:16 AM   #4
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Bert's radiator is made by Brassworks. 10 fins per inch. $650. In stock.

https://modelastore.com/index.php?ro...roduct_id=3745

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Old 07-20-2019, 11:35 AM   #5
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Take a look at Berg's.
www.bergsradiator.com/modela.html
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Old 07-20-2019, 11:45 AM   #6
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I have a new Berg's Radiator and couldn't be happier for my 1930 Coupe. Alittle more expensive but you get excellent quality and dependability. Hugh
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Old 07-20-2019, 12:34 PM   #7
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I have a new Berg's Radiator and couldn't be happier for my 1930 Coupe. Alittle more expensive but you get excellent quality and dependability. Hugh


X2 - Bergs and a cleaned out block/head, have to run a thermostat to get my Truck to run at a decent temp of 160 F.
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I have Bert's re-cored 4 row of tubes radiator. I have driven my A high in the mountains and at sea level in 95+ degree heat. My A has never gone over 180 degrees with this radiator. I love it!!!
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Old 07-20-2019, 06:26 PM   #9
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I don't think you can go wrong as long as the radiator has the right number of rows and is able to cool efficiently. With that being said, most people I think go for Bergs or Brassworks.
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Old 07-20-2019, 07:14 PM   #10
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ask these guys making hot rod ones for 129 to put the neck in the right spot. https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Aluminu...fb6910ce9a87cb
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Old 07-20-2019, 08:12 PM   #11
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ask these guys making hot rod ones for 129 to put the neck in the right spot. https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Aluminu...fb6910ce9a87cb
What dya get for 128 dollars?
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Old 07-21-2019, 09:49 AM   #12
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Old 07-23-2019, 11:17 PM   #14
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Brass-works makes a beautiful radiator !!! And you can’t find better people than Steve from Berts
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Old 07-23-2019, 11:19 PM   #15
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Also fit is just as important as how it is made and brass work fits well
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Old 07-24-2019, 06:29 AM   #16
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I put a Bergs radiator in and could not be happier.

100 degree temps at 60 mph for a long period and I stay between 180-190. And it fit right in.
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