I am restoring a barn find 26 and the old radiator is shot
So are most of the used ones you'll find. I'm getting a new one from Berg's.
Steve: Bill D Redding Cal., may I ask what the New Radiator is setting you back in Kansas dollars? That new one is not the one we went into town T or one of the others you were working on. You had the one in the back of the shop that had the stripped timing gear.
I'm with Steve, get a new radiator from Berg's and you won't regret it. Bought new High Flat Core one from Berg's and it fit perfectly no need to adjust or fudge anything. Just drops in and bolts up like the original. Costs $825.00 but well worth it. Beats patching up old one all the time and cools unbelievably better.
Yep, eight bills is a lot of dough, but the new Bergs will outlast me so I don't have to deal with overheating anymore. Bill, yep this is for the touring. The old aftermarket honeycomb just doesn't get the job done anymore.
Some old style radiator shops can still recore your old radiator for a little less money - still several hundred $, though.
Tom's Radiator, Sabetha, KS has been recommended by several posters here.
Berg's makes a nice black radiator and it used to be the better bargain. If you check some of the vendors selling Brassworks radiators (Lang's) you will find them a little less expensive. I have both Brassworks and Berg's radiators and have had no problems with either radiator. Some have said they have had fit problems with Brassworks but I did not find that to be a problem with the 3 of them I bought. I also had to wait a while to receive the Berg's radiator. Also Berg's does not make a brass radiator for the earlier cars.
Like I said I have had no problems with either manufacturer.