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Old 25 Jun 2018, 09:31 pm
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I was playing around on FleaBay tonight and came across this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/2298-2-Row-.../183289259277?.

Anyone have any experience with this one or similar?

I probably will be looking to replace mine hopefully before winter sets in again..
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Old 26 Jun 2018, 09:40 am
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Paint the replacement radiator core black(not gloss) and get the same effect....

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Old 26 Jun 2018, 09:47 am
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I have a sneaking suspicion this isn't OEM Quality, and will leak easier.


You could just paint your current one with high tempature paint, and loose a few degrees of cooling.
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for $146, i'd give it a shot. i think it's pretty cool to see an all metal version in a world filled with plastic junk.
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Old 26 Jun 2018, 10:58 am
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for $146, i'd give it a shot. i think it's pretty cool to see an all metal version in a world filled with plastic junk.
Agreed. It looks like it is well built. The welds look good. The price isn't bad either considering the tanks are likely hand made and welded.

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for $146, i'd give it a shot. i think it's pretty cool to see an all metal version in a world filled with plastic junk.
Aren't you the one that had the leaky brand name aluminium radiator? Who was it? Griffin? Considering I had two plastic tanks leak at the crimp, I tend to agree that this would be worth a shot. I think the plastic ones are $65 and up.
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Old 26 Jun 2018, 11:32 am
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that was me, and it was a griffin. i'm planning to take it in to a local radiator shop to see if it's worth repairing. i spent hours trimming the shroud to fit it perfectly so if it's saveable, i'd like to.
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that was me, and it was a griffin. i'm planning to take it in to a local radiator shop to see if it's worth repairing. i spent hours trimming the shroud to fit it perfectly so if it's saveable, i'd like to.
It is still sitting with a leak? Shows you have had the Mustang engine apart too long. I can't say anything. I haven't driven the 'cuda in a decade.

They should be able to repair it. Is it the tank or the tubes? Probably anybody that can tig could do it. Radiator shops are kind of a dying breed. Ace Radiator in Brooklyn used to have a couple of Hemi cars and a GNX back in the day, but I'm not sure they are still there. There isn't much repairing going on with these plastic tanks, it's just remove and replace.
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It's still apart and it drives me nuts. I'm currently driving around with the block, the stands, a compressor, all the stuff to clean the block, etc in the van. I just work too much. There one weekend I had time, it rained. I'm really trying. Now that I'm single there should be more free time soon...ish
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Did you end up getting this? I'm looking for a better radiator currently as mine is leaking. I know of a local shop that does custom radiators, but they charge $600 for a corvette radiator they already know how to make so i'm scared to ask what a custom radiator would go for. For $130 I figure the Chinese 2 row wont break the bank if it is poor. I just wonder if anyone tried it? I might just get it and a stock replacement and return what ever doesn't work.
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