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Old July 11th, 2007, 04:21 PM
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radiator options... anyone with anything different?

So a brand new radiator from RN is 550ish+shipping, and it's still a rover radiator...
getting my radiator recored is going to cost 550+, thats the best quoote i got out of three tries...

so has anyone found a suitable replacement that is reasonable in price? Two radiator shops around me quoted nearly the same price for a recored as a new one...

another question would be is an upgraded recore better then a new stock radiator?

Thanks for any help, and if someone has any recommended shops in MD to work on the radiator let me know...
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Old July 11th, 2007, 04:40 PM
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I have an upgraded core that has straight vertical fins that run all the way top to bottom, not the folded fins that run between the rods. Hope that's understandable. Lots of air runs through it. The core is also four-rods wide.
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Old July 11th, 2007, 05:03 PM
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I have an upgraded core that has straight vertical fins that run all the way top to bottom, not the folded fins that run between the rods. Hope that's understandable. Lots of air runs through it. The core is also four-rods wide.
I'm not sure what type your describing, how think was the new core? how much did it cost to get done?
The shop i was at told me the core they would use was like 2-3/8 inch thick and the fins where 5/8 inch...
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Old July 11th, 2007, 05:12 PM
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It was two years ago now. It was expensive, around $750 or so. It's a technology upgrade to have fins like that, and they cost more. It's a racing set-up that the Morgan dealer in L.A. started using because all of his cars out here were overheating.
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Old July 11th, 2007, 09:16 PM
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so i'm curious, with the lack of savings from buying a new radiator, is there any performance to be gained from having mine recored with a newer more efficient core?

anybody know?

should i just buy a new one?
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Old July 11th, 2007, 11:14 PM
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for $450 I got a place to put an industrial core in. Someone else on this board did the same also. It is wider and the fins are no so junky. I have had nothing but good experiences with having recores done at quality shops, find a place that works on equipment and trucks.
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Old July 11th, 2007, 11:17 PM
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for $450 I got a place to put an industrial core in. Someone else on this board did the same also. It is wider and the fins are no so junky. I have had nothing but good experiences with having recores done at quality shops, find a place that works on equipment and trucks.
i've called around, not many places where i live will do them, and the ones that will want 550 minimum... it really sucks, bc i had read a few threads about people getting them done around the 400 mark, but i guess those days are long gone...
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Old July 12th, 2007, 09:31 AM
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Give Treasured Motorcars a call. They sent mine out to be recored about a year and half ago. It was $350 and appears to a bit larger in volume - about %20. HTH. Mark
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i've called around, not many places where i live will do them, and the ones that will want 550 minimum... it really sucks, bc i had read a few threads about people getting them done around the 400 mark, but i guess those days are long gone...
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Old July 12th, 2007, 11:58 AM
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Call Trevor and see who he used when he was with Treasured.
I am trevor... which trevor, who what...
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i've called around, not many places where i live will do them, and the ones that will want 550 minimum... it really sucks, bc i had read a few threads about people getting them done around the 400 mark, but i guess those days are long gone...
I know I am a broken record on this, but have you tried NAPA? If you take the radiator into them they will build you a new one to your spec, more cores, wider, whatever. They quoted me real low. It was a while ago, but I assume they still offer the service.
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Old July 12th, 2007, 12:21 PM
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I know I am a broken record on this, but have you tried NAPA? If you take the radiator into them they will build you a new one to your spec, more cores, wider, whatever. They quoted me real low. It was a while ago, but I assume they still offer the service.
They don't, I read your post in that other thread, they might only offer it on the west coast, i don't know, but the two that I called acted like a iwas an idiot and said they had never heard of NAPA doing that... I wish they did, seems for the prices i'm getting quoted i should be able to get a nearly custom one done up...
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Trevor, try calling United Auto Radiator in Alexandria (maybe Annadale) -- they're right off 395 @ Edsall. They're recored several rover radiators and have done a good job.

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I can have it recored to five core R-fin. Like I do for my diesels. If you want the very best. It will cost over 600 plus shipping. May be able to dig up a core if need be, and exchange it with yours.

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For my doublecab 110, I called Ron Davis and got an aluminum radiator. Cost, but works great.
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Old July 13th, 2007, 08:36 AM
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I can have it recored to five core R-fin. Like I do for my diesels. If you want the very best. It will cost over 600 plus shipping. May be able to dig up a core if need be, and exchange it with yours.

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so this would be a recommended upgrade over stock? I'm not using the oil cooler lines anymore if that makes a difference.
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Old July 14th, 2007, 12:43 AM
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I can have it built without oil cooler. This radiator would give 40 percent more cooling capacity. It is still brass so it could be serviced in the future without the drama an aluminum radiator would present.

PM me for a phone number if you want to talk about it. It will take a few weeks so don't get your hopes up for overnight delivery.

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It will be heavy. So shipping charges will reflect this. Of course you could come out and I'll install it.
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How do you all feel about running these 3.9L's without oil coolers? Is that really advisable?
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How do you all feel about running these 3.9L's without oil coolers? Is that really advisable?
Some people do it and reported no ill effect. It is my understanding that the oil-cooler is a NAS thing and is not used anywhere else.
I've been running that way for three weeks (but then.... This is not my daily driver). No change in coolant temperature.
Seems like the current setup is not ideal anyway (missing a thermostat in the oil cooler sandwich plate).
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For my doublecab 110, I called Ron Davis and got an aluminum radiator. Cost, but works great.
Chris,

Lemme know if your RD radiator is still good. I've had 3, and all of them have leaked. Overpriced POS's AFAIC...they didn't even want to work with me on pricing.

Mine all leak where the sidetanks meet the core. Thinking of a custom rad now.
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