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Neb
Journeyman

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From: Sasakwa, OK, USA
Registered: Dec 2005

posted 02-02-2006 10:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Neb        Reply w/Quote
Hello out there,
My 70 Cougar radiator sprang a leak. Took it to a radiator shop and he cleaned it real good. After cleaning it, he said that it was leaking all over the place. He says if he repaired it, it would no longer be able to cool the car properly. He has a new one for $350. Kinda high ain't it? Talked to another shop and will be taking the radiator to him to have a look at it. He says if it is shot as the other guy says, that he can get me a new one for $250. Is this about right? Anybody out there got a deal or some advice on a radiator?? Car is a 1970 with 351C 2v, auto trans. with A/C. Car is stock.
Thanks!!

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KULTULZ
Gearhead

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From: Rockville, MD
Registered: Oct 2002

posted 02-03-2006 06:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KULTULZ        Reply w/Quote
Just make sure they are not trying to sell you an off-shore universal fit radiator.

I would ask them the price of a recore with a premium core.

roger
Gearhead

Posts: 533
From: ontario, canada
Registered: Aug 2000

posted 02-03-2006 11:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for roger        Reply w/Quote
A good shop would just take your top/bottom tanks & do a recore. Thats what EDJ radiators did with mine, they used my top tank, got another, wider bottom tank from Modine/GDI? i think was the name & made my 2 core into a 3 core -Total cost $220.00 & my temp gauge reads 165 all day!

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