I have a lot of high radiators with the good side straps and tanks and some good friends of mine need new radiators and I know something about recoring. I'm looking for a supplier of honey comb cores. Anyone out there know where I can find them or maybe straight tube type I'd love to help them. I understand honeycombs can be purchased in the United Kingdom. If I can buy enough maybe I can save on shipping.
True honeycomb cores can cost as much as a whole Model T. Maybe not a show car Model T, but still we're talking thousands of dollars. Then again, you didn't mention Model T's I guess...
Here are some sources. Don' know if USA made or import.
My only experience with new core to fit the Model T is both good and bad. One new core was done too thick, hit the radiator fan, and shell would not fit either, waste of $$. The other core told the builder what thickness I wanted to be sure it was right.
There are no 'drop in' replacement cores for various aftermarket or even Ford radiators, as some of the late high radiators were thin core too. Sides, upper and lower tanks for older aftermarket radiators all are different, each radiator is its own thing.
Check with Universal Carnegie:
A few years ago they did a '27 Chevrolet honeycomb core for me (they tooled-up and started making their own honeycomb cores in-house right about that time)and were extremely reasonable.
(Message edited by WMH on May 31, 2016)
UC is a very good vendor to work with. They did a 29 Packard core for me that was very complicated and did a great job very reasonable. Their number is 800=867-9554
I don't know about at your end of the world but in Australia, Radiator manufactures would not supply just a core to a non-agent and in turn the agents wouldn't either, warranties etc would all be invalid if someone unauthorised worked on it.
Flat tube cores for Model T radiators are readily a
available. Ask your oval radiator shop.
I have bought a couple of cores from these people. I'm totally satisfied. Replicore.co.nz