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Keith D

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Re: a100 replacment rad.

Post by Keith D on Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:58 pm

PusherVan wrote:I used an aluminum 3 core that I found on eBay. The 47-54 chevy rads have the same hose placement as stock. I spent $170 and it came with a new electric fan. I had to trim the top of the tabs to get it to fit but it went right in. Now my /6 225 runs at 180 consistently and I only use the fan when I shut the engine down. It likes to spike well over 200 after a trip and then give me idle trouble until I get moving again. The other thing I did was to put the stock air dam back on which helps cool the rear of the engine greatly. If you can't find the stock air dam, there's actually a hood scoop on Summit that fits on perfectly when mounted upside down and works just as well.

Which hood scoop were you referring to? Do you have a Summit part #?

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PusherVan

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Re: a100 replacment rad.

Post by PusherVan on Fri Oct 14, 2016 6:18 am

I used an aluminum 3 core that I found on eBay. The 47-54 chevy rads have the same hose placement as stock. I spent $170 and it came with a new electric fan. I had to trim the top of the tabs to get it to fit but it went right in. Now my /6 225 runs at 180 consistently and I only use the fan when I shut the engine down. It likes to spike well over 200 after a trip and then give me idle trouble until I get moving again. The other thing I did was to put the stock air dam back on which helps cool the rear of the engine greatly. If you can't find the stock air dam, there's actually a hood scoop on Summit that fits on perfectly when mounted upside down and works just as well.
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JackeFriend

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Re: a100 replacment rad.

Post by JackeFriend on Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:25 pm

Here is my new 4-core brass
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gary h

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Re: a100 replacment rad.

Post by gary h on Thu Oct 06, 2016 2:02 pm

Well it has been about a year now that I had my Original Rad recored and it was well spent money.I had a Local Radiator shop do the rebuild ,they removed the tanks and ordered a Brass core from a factory in Pa. and put it back together with my tanks and my brackets. The Result is a New Radiator! No leaks or Blockages. All Done in the USA with American metal!. Perfect fit and the Shroud fits! Cost was about 475.00 out the door.
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Re: a100 replacment rad.

Post by dix on Thu Oct 06, 2016 12:44 pm



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Re: a100 replacment rad.

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whalemstr

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Re: a100 replacment rad.

Post by whalemstr on Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:12 am

They are and I have the tank with a cooler in it too! I LOVE mine! I bought an electric fan and added it to the front as a pusher and I barely turn it on! Even running down the road at 65 in 100 degree heat it stayed cool enough that I did not worry about it! I run the fan in town when sitting in traffic, but that has been about it! This time of the year as it gets cooler, i do not even have to touch the fan at all! Oh - I took the fan off the front of the motor too!!! So the only fan I have at all is the electric and I rarely use it with this FSR unit!

Edited to add: I live on disability and soc sec - so it took me around 5 months to save enoough to get mine....


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Vantucky

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Re: a100 replacment rad.

Post by Vantucky on Thu Oct 06, 2016 10:58 am

I just got off the phone with FSR, quoted 495 for standard or 550 with transmission cooler. They sound like great folks, down the line I will probably get one of theres. great customer service, but for me I'm extremely budget limited.
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whalemstr

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Re: a100 replacment rad.

Post by whalemstr on Thu Oct 06, 2016 10:33 am

I am extremely happy with my FSR radiator.
It was in the 450 range and they were excellent to work with...
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JackeFriend

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Re: a100 replacment rad.

Post by JackeFriend on Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:14 am

gary h wrote:I was just quoted 470.00 for a copper/brass Recore of my original rad. I remove & Install. It is a local shop, Including almost 10% Tax cheers
I got a Brass 4-core from the local yard, cost $60... had a brand new 4-core installed spent $425.00 you get what you pay for in life. I am looking forward to having a cool riding V-8.
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Vantucky

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Re: a100 replacment rad.

Post by Vantucky on Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:59 pm

I just ordered one of these- they are on eBay at 208 for 3 row
Champion cc5100 for 47-54 Chevy truck, 26x23 almost the exact same as ours!!!! And side brackets to boot!
http://www.championradiators.com/Chevy-truck-radiator-3-row-1947-1954
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gary h

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Radiator Recore

Post by gary h on Sat Oct 24, 2015 4:57 pm

I was just quoted 470.00 for a copper/brass Recore of my original rad. I remove & Install. It is a local shop, Including almost 10% Tax cheers
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Re: a100 replacment rad.

Post by erodstrom on Mon Jun 29, 2015 1:07 am

I wish I saw this four weeks ago. My highroof doesn't let me keep my van in the carport so everything I do on my van has to be a one day job. Made the mistake of taking my van in to have the radiator fixed. For remove and install plus recore, they want...$820! &*%$#! Almost more than I paid for the entire van!
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Re: a100 replacment rad.

Post by dix on Sun Nov 30, 2014 3:31 pm



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Re: a100 replacment rad.

Post by RodStRace on Sat Nov 29, 2014 6:01 am

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Re: a100 replacment rad.

Post by Henrik on Sat Nov 29, 2014 5:01 am

Dix the link isn't working. At least i can't get it opened.
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a100 replacment rad.

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