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Old 07-27-2018, 09:18 AM   #1
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I have just started looking for a rad. for the 49, winter project. Ebay has one from GPI rad. aluminum 2 1/2 inch. 3 row $227.00 from china??. any ideas. jack.
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Old 07-27-2018, 11:31 AM   #2
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Check with U.S. Radiator in Los Angeles. They sell the copper/brass radiators for your car at a decent price. Aluminum radiators are generally not repairable if they spring a leak. They are cheap for a reason.
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Old 07-27-2018, 01:31 PM   #3
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I'm a fan of the Brass Works in Paso Robles, CA but cost is much more than an aluminum radiator on Ebay. Quality costs money, you decide.
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Old 07-27-2018, 07:14 PM   #4
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I'll admit to buying an aluminum for my project to keep the project moving along. I'm as leery as anyone else about things such as chinese radiators. Mine says Champion 3 row, I bought it from what seems to be car guys in the US. Cools so well I can't hardly believe it.

$204 shipped, it would cost me more than that to range around looking for a radiator shop and then pay them to check out my old one. This is $19 more than I paid for the Optima battery. When it blows, I'll be able to cope with the disappointment.
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Old 07-27-2018, 07:46 PM   #5
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I think Shoebox-Central has them for about $500......Mark
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Old 07-27-2018, 10:41 PM   #6
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Champion makes good radiators. Some are made in China, but they will sell you an American made one for about 50 bucks more.
They have an excellent reputation
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