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Old 05-04-2020, 07:53 AM   #1
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Has anyone installed one of the cheap aluminum radiators advertised on eBay. The overflow tube on mine is cracked inside the filler neck and I have tried various fixes,j b weld, plastic straw liner. Nothing is working. Local radiator repair shop not intrested.
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Old 05-04-2020, 08:29 AM   #2
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They call themselves a radiator repair shop? Custom radiator is in south Jersey,they do excellent work.
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Old 05-04-2020, 09:08 AM   #3
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Thanks rocket1 Ill give them a call
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Old 05-07-2020, 07:16 PM   #4
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So I'll bump this back up, has anyone had a good experience with these cheap radiators? Mine is shot, radiator repair specialist told me he would boil out and rod it but given it's been repaired before said I wouldn't be happy and be wasting @$200+ bucks I could put towards a new one. Planning on picking one up next trip to Algonquin, Ill, but these sure look interesting for under $200
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Old 05-10-2020, 01:06 PM   #5
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They can't be repaired, and make sure you run 90% antifreeze or it sets up electrelisis and plugs the tubes. Just saying......
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Old 05-10-2020, 02:02 PM   #6
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Have one in my AV8 for couple years all good
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Old 05-10-2020, 02:42 PM   #7
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Look into Berg's Radiator in Bluford, Illinois. I have had good experience with them over the years. Also good experience with the shop in Algonquin, Illinois.


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Old 05-11-2020, 08:58 AM   #8
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Think I read somewhere that if you go with an aluminum radiator using a sacrificial anode that hangs in the radiator is recommended.
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Old 05-11-2020, 09:43 AM   #9
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We have gone with the Wizard Aluminum Radiators.
No question more expensive.... No question zero problems with them.
The same cannot be said for these import cheapie.
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Old 05-12-2020, 07:54 AM   #10
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There are past threads on these radiators. Some are very happy, others not so much. Fitment is sometimes a problem. I don't remember any complaints about performance.
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Old 05-12-2020, 08:40 AM   #11
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When you go to Algonquin, take your old rad with you to match up with the new alum one, especially bracket mount positions, otherwise the shell won't fit right, in fact, take the shell with you also.
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We have gone with the Wizard Aluminum Radiators.
No question more expensive.... No question zero problems with them.
The same cannot be said for these import cheapie.
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The Wizard website shows radiators for 1932 cars but none for 1928 - 1931 cars. Did they stop making radiators for As?

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Has anyone installed one of the cheap aluminum radiators advertised on eBay. The overflow tube on mine is cracked inside the filler neck and I have tried various fixes,j b weld, plastic straw liner. Nothing is working. Local radiator repair shop not intrested.
Find another shop unless the fins are coming away from the tubes through age.
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Try CHR racing. They sell a Model A radiator SHIPPED for $258. Call them and discuss it with them. Let us know how it goes. They build their own, not sure if all of them are their own though. https://chrracing.com/collections/au...minum-radiator
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