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Old 05-13-2015, 02:39 PM   #1
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Do I purchase the Berg 3-row flat tube core with 10 louvered fin per inch, high efficiency radiator for $725? (they don't accept credit card charge). or go with the Snyders Heavy duty 8 fins per inch 95 tubes for $585 ? and there is also Brassworks for $600. I will not boil out the very old radiator after spending over $6500 for a rebuilt engine.
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Old 05-13-2015, 02:46 PM   #2
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I purchased a rebuilt radiator from Bert's in Denver. Steve at Bert's guaranteed it to never go over 180 degrees. It was a more heavy duty one and so far it has not had any problem with heating up. I have over 1500 miles on it so far. Just another option if you want to consider.
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Old 05-13-2015, 03:13 PM   #3
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What a number of us here in Southern California have done is take an original radiator to a radiator shop and have them install a four-row radiator core in the original tanks. It does help if the radiator shop speaks Model A, due to the need to have it assembled correctly to fit the car and the radiator shell, and also to install the baffle. The cost is about $500.

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Old 05-13-2015, 03:34 PM   #4
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your a smart dude taking care of this for your NEW engine. i have seen it over and over new mill & old restricted radiator...
my advice is to buy the bergs
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Old 05-13-2015, 03:57 PM   #5
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I have the Berg's radiator and couldn't be more pleased with it.
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Old 05-13-2015, 07:25 PM   #6
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Just installed a Berg SO FAR GREAT!!!!!
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Old 05-13-2015, 08:16 PM   #7
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I bought from Snyders and was very pleased. It fit perfect with no holes yo enlarge and no modifying it to fit. You can't go wrong with Snyders! Wayne
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Old 05-13-2015, 09:22 PM   #8
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I have used 3 Brassworks radiators in the hot part of south central Texas for several years with no problems or modifications Bob
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Old 05-13-2015, 09:44 PM   #9
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Glad to hear good things about the Brassworks from 31A since I just ordered a Brassworks heavy duty for my coupe last night.
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Old 05-13-2015, 11:14 PM   #10
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Use to have a brassworks as well. It worked well and never overheated. It was the 10 fin pressurized radiator.

I now have a modern VT core in my car also pressurized and it runs 160* all summer. Breastworks ran about 180*.
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Having spent $6500 on an engine, I'd buy the best new radiator.
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Old 05-14-2015, 09:30 AM   #12
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I'm still letting $6500 sink in. Seems every time I see the price for a rebuilt engine, it has taken quite a jump. Anyway, I like Berg's radiator. I had a hood rod bracket problem with the Brassworks radiator for the AA I worked on, plus the metal was much lighter than an original.
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Old 05-14-2015, 11:58 AM   #13
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So far the vote has it at: Bergs-4 Brassworks-3 Synders-1 Bergs total: $775 with shipping.
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Old 05-14-2015, 12:04 PM   #14
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A friend and I both got one from Brassworks about 2 years ago. We had no problems or modifications putting them in and both of them have worked great!
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Old 05-14-2015, 12:24 PM   #15
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i purchased a rebuilt radiator from bert's in denver. Steve at bert's guaranteed it to never go over 180 degrees. It was a more heavy duty one and so far it has not had any problem with heating up. I have over 1500 miles on it so far. Just another option if you want to consider.
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Old 05-15-2015, 01:16 PM   #16
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To all who said they have a Bergs or Brassworks radiator, are your radiators Pressurized??? is it better to have the pressurized?
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Old 05-15-2015, 02:51 PM   #17
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Another Bert's recore with original tanks here! Wonderful radiator. Fit perfect. Great service. I will never buy a radiator anywhere else.

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No. I see no reason to pressurize.
The head gasket can leak easy enough without helping it by adding pressure.
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Old 05-15-2015, 03:35 PM   #19
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Both my cars have Brassworks in them. Never had any problems. Both have 160 deg thermostats too. 10 fins /inch

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Old 05-15-2015, 03:46 PM   #20
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To all who said they have a Bergs or Brassworks radiator, are your radiators Pressurized??? is it better to have the pressurized?
No, neither one of our Brassworks are pressurized.
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