Radiator Recore Cost

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  1. Samplingman

    Samplingman Senior Member

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    @polara71, I just got back from Burton's. How do you like their work? He's calling me with a price, but I'm not going copper. He said that would be about $700 and 5 weeks to get it delivered. I'm looking at $400 to $500 for the 26 inch, in about a week. I plan on starting the engine for the first time next weekend, so timing will be key.

    I looked at the Spectra Premium on Rock Auto, with tax and shipping it's about $325, so going with the local guy and getting my original tanks will be worth the extra money.

    1983 was the last time I had a Mopar rad re-cored and it cost all of $80. That was a shop in Sewel, NJ, so yeah, I'm outta touch with this stuff.
     
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  2. HWYCRZR

    HWYCRZR Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    My turn for a recore. About 15 year ago I had it flushed and repaired, in the process they capped off a couple of tubes that were past repair. I was thinking I would do it this winter, but it is now starting to seep. In another area. Not dripping on the floor yet, but probably not far away.
    Mine is a 22” no shroud, No a/c 2 core. I think I will try a Hi efficiency but stay with the 2 cores. I will see what the radiator shop comes up with. I see there is a fresh 22” recore for sale in this site but is for a ‘65 and the top hose is on the right. Mine is closer to the center.
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    traintech55 Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Famous line from the Lion King, "It is time".
     
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    The Goose Senior Member

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    Don’t forget you can move the inlets for next to nothing at most shops. Let’s you use just about any radiator in any car. I moved mine around to go from 440 set up to my 318 perfect no hassle drop in. Using my same hoses.

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  5. HWYCRZR

    HWYCRZR Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    I am too original. I will re-core. Dropped it off this morning.
     
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  6. HWYCRZR

    HWYCRZR Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Quote of around $600. Should have the core in town Friday or at latest Monday.
     
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  7. polara71

    polara71 Old Man with a Hat

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    See you at Carlisle?
     
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    HWYCRZR Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    I guess it is only two 10 hour days to get there and two 10 hour days to get back. I don’t quite have 20 hour days in me anymore.
    Ohhh the peer pressure!
     
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