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Old 07-05-2017, 12:29 AM   #1
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Hi all, looks like I'm up for a new rad and looking for some input from Barners.
I want a stock standard drop in reproduction type. Been looking at Brassworks and wondering if others have used their repos. If so any hassles.
I've sent an E-mail requesting cost, availability & shipping to Aust.
Any feedback would be much appreciated.
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Old 07-05-2017, 04:27 AM   #2
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Could it not be an option to go to a local radiator shop and have them recore your original radiator with the understanding that your top and bottom tanks are suitable for this. There are places here for this and am sure you have the same across the ditch.
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Old 07-05-2017, 04:57 AM   #3
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We have to sell our home to pay for it and it would be a so so job.speaking from experience
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Old 07-05-2017, 06:29 AM   #4
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I bought one for my 33 a few months ago, took 9 weeks to get it, 4lb pressure system, dummy neck. No problems with fit. I would do it again.
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Old 07-05-2017, 06:52 AM   #5
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I bought a new radiator from Brassworks for my 34 a few months ago. I asked for an original looking show quality radiator. That is just what they shipped me. 8 week delivery. I would do it again
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Old 07-05-2017, 05:39 PM   #6
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Some good reports on Brassworks. I'm prepared to pay & wait if the unit will bolt straight in.
Yes Lawrie once bitten twice shy with our so called local rad experts, never again.
Thanks all, will give them a ring.
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Old 07-05-2017, 06:28 PM   #7
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All I had to do was drill a hole on each foot. I set the radiator in its place, attached the support rods, (be sure to remove fan), and installed top radiator hoses. Crawled under car, center punched the bottom of each foot, drilled hole, installed bolt, spring, nut. I used my original grill mounting brackets. If I was to get picky, I did have to grind bracket bolt heads down a tad to get them in the mounting holes. They will go over order with you, several options, over flow tank, fan relief in top, etc, and it ships in a heavy duty custom fitted box. Just do it.
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Old 07-05-2017, 06:41 PM   #8
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BrassWorks custom makes each one, be sure you are very specific on what you want. I had them build a mostly stock 33 tank with a few modifications, excellent workmanship!
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Old 07-05-2017, 07:40 PM   #9
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If your Radiator looks solid you can un sweat the top with a propane torch ,run the solllder out then rod it out with a law mower spring .Ted
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Old 07-05-2017, 08:23 PM   #10
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Ted thats what we did ,but the core was real bad and LOTS of the tubes leaked,
Its RS.
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Old 07-05-2017, 10:37 PM   #11
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Walker radiator.
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Old 07-06-2017, 07:40 AM   #12
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Have yours recored and the dents taken out, nothing beats Ford's Original Parts!
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I spent about $1000 having my original 32 V8 radiator recored -- had to bring it back twice and they didn't set the tanks exactly right (on the top) and there was an issue with the grill shell. They 'fixed it' in the end, but in retrospect, I wished I'd sent mine to Brassworks and just had them build be a 'stock style' one - with a dummy filler on the top and a 4 lb pressure cap . . . would have been a LOT better off.
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Old 07-06-2017, 09:19 AM   #14
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Geez sorry to hear that. Guess it depends on who does the work. Had mine done on my 34 and I believe it was under 600.00 6 yrs. ago. I couldn't be happier with the job and I thought that was a high price!! I must be getting old and not realizing prices are rising (dad nab it) as my Grandfather would say rest his soul!
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Old 07-06-2017, 01:47 PM   #15
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I just had my 34 radiator rebuilt by Bergs Radiator. Awesome job. http://www.bergsradiator.com/
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Old 07-06-2017, 03:42 PM   #16
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We had one recorded done here recently for a 34 $800,Ted
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Old 07-06-2017, 11:13 PM   #17
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I did mine about 18 months ago after I passed a radiator fan blade through it
Cost was about $900 NZ or about $ 650 US. I made them build a jig before they took the tanks off to hold every thing aligned correctly on reassembly-No problems -Karl
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Old 07-07-2017, 05:54 AM   #18
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Think my mate has a recored 34 radiator in his shed , done by Aussie desert coolers , they have done quite a few for us including a pierce arrow one never had a prob with there work at all , will I ask him if he wants to sell it as dos the have the car anymore
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Old 07-07-2017, 06:10 PM   #19
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Thanks all for your comments, much appreciated.
Have bit the bullet and ordered a repo from brassworks, what the heck it's only money. The 33 is more important.
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Old 07-07-2017, 10:39 PM   #20
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Keith, I hope you don't get too big a shock when it arrives here in Australia because the customs import duty plus GST tax will be added to anything valued at Aust $1000.00 or more. Plus the shipping as well. Regards, Kevin.
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