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Summer's coming and so is the heat
« on: March 15, 2012, 09:55:53 AM »
A little heads up if you're in the same situation as me. The radiator in my wagon is original and seen far better days. It developed a pinhole leak, so I started checking out my options. Repair is out of the question as it is just too far gone. My radiator shop can't find find an available core, so re-coring is out of the question. New is my last option, but it appears even they are being phased out. While I can adapt something, I would rather stay with the original design if possible. I checked Rockauto and found they have the Spectra CU426 (heavy duty cooling/AC) on closeout at $175. There are 2 left currently, so anyone in the same boat as me should consider pulling the trigger while they are still available. I have one coming and will report back on the quality of the radiator.

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Re: Summer's coming and so is the heat
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2012, 11:36:29 AM »
I got mine at Autozone for around 115


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Re: Summer's coming and so is the heat
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2012, 12:43:51 PM »
WOW! Thanks for the link.... trying to cancel the order with RA. With the free shipping, it comes to about a $60 savings. Sure hope AZ has them in stock.....

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« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2012, 01:20:19 PM »
What I did for my 2.3 73 Arizona car was purchase a 74 Mustang rad. from Auto Z with life time warranty.    Fred    :)
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« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2012, 09:47:45 AM »
I got the order with RA cancelled and one from AZ on the way. I've saved enough money to buy almost half the new carpet :)
Thanks again!

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Re: Summer's coming and so is the heat
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2012, 11:58:51 PM »
Well, it's going to take a few more days to see how this radiator works out. Exceptionally crappy packaging ensured it showed up with a nice hole in the box where the upper hose neck used to be. Radiator #2 should be in Saturday.... keep your fingers crossed.......

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« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2012, 07:46:41 PM »
Got the replacement today and installed it. Should make summer driving better as this is HD for a/c cars and mine was the narrow non-A/C radiator.  Time for new carpet damn it......

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« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2012, 06:05:06 AM »
After reading these posts I went to AZ and ordered
a new rad for my 79. I got it Weds. Perfect!!
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Re: Summer's coming and so is the heat
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2012, 07:48:46 PM »
Does anyone know where to get one of the fancy all aluminum direct bolt in radiators for a 72?
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