Hello, I am new to forum and looking for advise. 1916 touring radiator. I believe mine is original, i had repaired about 20 yrs ago. fins coming apart from tubes and not cooling well anymore. Most driving i have done in last three years is ocf. I would like to drive more often this year. Is there other places that would re core if able to. or another source other than normal parts catalog. Thank You
There are a couple of places in IL that recore. I don't see where you are located.
Im in macomb, michigan
I went with a recore rather than new. This tells why:
Thanks Troy, do you have contact info for places in IL. Thanks Steve.
332 South Paul Avenue
Bluford, IL 62814
My Maxwell was done at Bill's.
Bills Antique Radiator Restoration
1134 W Walnut Street
Phone: (309) 645-0606
A new flat tube core is over $500 plus shipping. I am doing mine right now and I am also replacing the front and the two small front sides, they cost $50 a piece. I don't charge for my time but even at $30 an hour, it would have been less expensive to buy new.
A new brass radiator costs over $1200. How is that less than a recore?
Gery doesn't do brass radiators. As far as I know the choices are new from Brassworks or recore.
so speaking of brass radiators I have read here about horror stories of the quality of Brass Works. Anyone care to chime in????
firstname.lastname@example.org(if you want to contact me direct.)
Many times bottom and top tanks are rotten---all new only option
I put a new brassworks on my '14 in January of this year. The rad was very nice - fit fine and works very well - solved all my cooling problems even when 90+ outside... Best decision I have made with the car. That said - I too agonized over the decision. I have seen the "horror" stories - I guess I got lucky.
I have two new brassworks radiators, both have been great.