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FiveLiterDreamer
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From: Conway, AR
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posted 11-02-2002 01:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FiveLiterDreamer   Click Here to Email FiveLiterDreamer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i'm needing a radiator for a '78 mustang w/ 302 and automatic tranny. If anyone has one they want to sell or knows of a good place to get one, please let me know. thanx

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77sleeper
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posted 11-03-2002 09:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 77sleeper   Click Here to Email 77sleeper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
best place for a new one is www.usradiator.com

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FiveLiterDreamer
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posted 11-06-2002 11:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FiveLiterDreamer   Click Here to Email FiveLiterDreamer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
does anyone know if a radiator from a v6 car is the same as one from a v8 car or whether i could use one from a v6 car for my v8?
The cheapest place i could find a radiator was at www.radiator.com for $270 which included shipping. But i can get one for a v6 for much cheaper. thanx

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Maxwell_fax
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From: Port Royal, PA, USA
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posted 11-07-2002 01:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Maxwell_fax   Click Here to Email Maxwell_fax     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tried it, and in short, no... It's not near enuff radiator to keep a v8 cool.. Throw in some A/C and it really gets hot..

I think I paid about the same for mine a year or two ago.. It is a rather large radiator, and it's not one that fits a ton of applications like most do.. Most of the replacements also allow you to get rid of the filler in the upper radiator hose if you have that..

Going the used route isn't the best idea either, unless you know for sure where it's coming from.. I think it cost me more trying to get used ones, then getting them fixed up to work, and finally having the car towed because they blew at the most in opportune time... It seems like alot of money, but the peace of mind is priceless...

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Mike Patterson
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posted 11-07-2002 08:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Patterson   Click Here to Email Mike Patterson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have to agree with Maxwell. I went through this a couple of months ago. Most of the used radiators for our cars are over 25 years old, and are likely plugged , rotted have cracked tanks or a combination of all three. As I was building my Cobra a few months ago and had a V8 Coupe project lined up, I had one radiator between the two cars. I found out my cost on a new Modine radiator was over $300 (due to low demand on these units Modine had raised the prices this spring). When I tried to have it rodded out, it turned into a sprinkler system. I wasted a lot of time looking at junk Mustang II radiators, and trying to find a radiator from somthing else that would fit.I ended up buying a new radiator to use on one car, and my friend at the radiator shop was able to find a new core from some outfit in Denver that could be used to recore the pair of tanks I had (It cost as much as the new radiator). Sometimes you just have to bite the bullet. There was a saying in one of the shops I used to work at " How come some people never have time or money to do it right, but always have time and money to do it again?" Good luck.

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77sleeper
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posted 11-07-2002 04:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 77sleeper   Click Here to Email 77sleeper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
wel I paid 329 after shipping for my 4 core

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Maxwell_fax
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posted 11-08-2002 01:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Maxwell_fax   Click Here to Email Maxwell_fax     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
$329.... Ouch... I'm glad I got mine back when I did.. Found the recipt for my radiator.. I got it for $245 from the local CarQuest... At the time I got it thought the garage I was working at which helped..

I have noticed that Carquest has beaten anyone else's price on the last several radiators I have gotten.. (4 row for an 89 F150 was only like $138) Not all of the ones I have gotten through them have been Modine but they all seem well made and have the lifetime warrenty whatnot.. If ya have one in the area it never hurts to check..

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77sleeper
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posted 11-08-2002 01:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 77sleeper   Click Here to Email 77sleeper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
pretty steep, but it is super trick and the fin count is unreal 4 it is a 4 core

priced the custom fit ALs reciently ~$650 now that hurts

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FiveLiterDreamer
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posted 11-09-2002 08:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FiveLiterDreamer   Click Here to Email FiveLiterDreamer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
anybody knows how much a 3-core radiator weighs for a v8?

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77sleeper
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posted 11-09-2002 10:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 77sleeper   Click Here to Email 77sleeper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
the junk 3 row modine weighs 24lbs (automtic)

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FiveLiterDreamer
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posted 11-10-2002 07:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FiveLiterDreamer   Click Here to Email FiveLiterDreamer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How many lbs radiator cap rating is suppose to be used with these radiators?

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77sleeper
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posted 11-11-2002 01:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 77sleeper   Click Here to Email 77sleeper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a 13 on mine

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The Cobraman
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posted 12-04-2002 03:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for The Cobraman   Click Here to Email The Cobraman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have successfully used a 16 pound cap on a new Modine without problems for over a year.

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