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Radiator Replacement
« on: March 06, 2013, 09:43:23 AM »
I have a 72 Pinto Wagon, Automatic, 2000 cc.  I need to replace the radiator and am hoping that I can find an exact replacement.  Can anyone tell me where I can go to find one?  thanks, jt

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Re: Radiator Replacement
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2013, 11:32:35 AM »
Have you tried Autozone, ORileys, or Rock Auto?

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Re: Radiator Replacement
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2013, 12:55:31 PM »
The three I gave you previously seem to not carry that radiator anymore. I did a search and found good ole J.C. Whitney sources them along with a company called Spectra and there are a few more on EBay Motors. Good Luck

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Re: Radiator Replacement
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2013, 02:13:42 PM »
http://www.autozone.com/autozone/parts/Radiator/_/N-8ii30?filterByKeyWor d=cu426&fromString=search&isSearchByPart Number=true
 
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Re: Radiator Replacement
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2013, 11:15:17 PM »
I have one in nebraska. will trade for a v6 radiator
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Re: Radiator Replacement
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2013, 11:54:55 PM »
If you can not get a replacement to yours, go to any good radiator shop and have it recored....If it's a brass one no problem.....Ye s it will work and not leak...

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Re: Radiator Replacement
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2013, 03:35:52 AM »
If you can not get a replacement to yours, go to any good radiator shop and have it recored....If it's a brass one no problem.....Ye s it will work and not leak...


i had this done to mine way back in the the middle 70's.  i had a shop order a brass 3 row core, the guys (my cousin 7 his dad) made new tanks top & bottom and in one day I had a radiator that would cool anything. 


nowadays it might be a stretch to find someone who will do it.


those guys who will do it are a find and usually the kind of guys who take a lot of pride in their work and, while expensive, it will be worth the money.

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