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Re: Got my Glen-Ray radiator back [Re: Doc Fiberglass] #2746872
02/26/20 09:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Doc Fiberglass
750 ! .... eek

That DOES SOUND like excellent customer service ... but at what cost eek

A N D at what weight ? Is that a real heavy piece?

I’ve had REALLY GOOD LUCK with the aluminum core with plastic tanks as of late up


If you knew how much of my backside I lost on a 69 Coronet R/T with a 22" radiator and a persistent heating problem, 7500.00 would have been reasonable.
It's a long painful story with the epilogue being a GLEN RAY radiator. NUFF SAID!!! beer

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Re: Got my Glen-Ray radiator back [Re: Doc Fiberglass] #2746900
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Top quality work at Glen-Ray. Only place I'd send my stuff for restoration.

Re: Got my Glen-Ray radiator back [Re: Jjs72D] #2746923
02/27/20 12:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Jjs72D
Wow, guys that think $750 is a reasonable price? You must be the guys that are resigned to thinking that it has to cost $50,000 to restore a car.
I could understand it if this was for a numbers correct, factory type restoration but for less than half, you can have an aluminum radiator that is lighter and cools just as good.
Do you just open the wallet when you buy or do you ever look to get a better value for your money?


Always funny to see a post from someone, especially from Phoenix, who doesn't know anything about cooling! Have you even tried to get a radiator recored locally these days? IF you can find someone to do it, the cost is right up there with Glen-Ray. As far as an aluminum radiator doing the job of a factory one, then I have some ocean front property to sell you in Arizona... laugh2


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Re: Got my Glen-Ray radiator back [Re: Rhinodart] #2746940
02/27/20 01:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Rhinodart
Originally Posted by Jjs72D
Wow, guys that think $750 is a reasonable price? You must be the guys that are resigned to thinking that it has to cost $50,000 to restore a car.
I could understand it if this was for a numbers correct, factory type restoration but for less than half, you can have an aluminum radiator that is lighter and cools just as good.
Do you just open the wallet when you buy or do you ever look to get a better value for your money?


Always funny to see a post from someone, especially from Phoenix, who doesn't know anything about cooling! Have you even tried to get a radiator recored locally these days? IF you can find someone to do it, the cost is right up there with Glen-Ray. As far as an aluminum radiator doing the job of a factory one, then I have some ocean front property to sell you in Arizona... laugh2


And I will add...when you find someone to recore it it will have stray solder lumps and crooked assembly, radiator cap sitting clocked wrong, then you will be treated like dogpile when you return it to be fixed. When the radiator shop hero sees your "hemi" part number it will cost you $700. The glen ray comes back perfect, every ding fixed, heavier core than original and they always cool better than anything I have ever used, aluminum is a joke at the same size. Worth the money.

Re: Got my Glen-Ray radiator back [Re: 4406bbl] #2746941
02/27/20 01:58 AM
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Well, spend the money then. There is an obvious disconnect between money and common sense with some people.
If aluminum is so bad, explain how late model cars run 300,000 miles on factory aluminum radiators. New cars run hotter yet they seem to stay under control with their "inferior" design materials as you allude.

Re: Got my Glen-Ray radiator back [Re: Jjs72D] #2746942
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Yes they do, BUT my v6 minivan has a wider radiator than my superbird!!! NO way an aluminum radiator will cool it, and it aint to cool cruising around at 220 degrees. I have some other bad news for you, it does cost 50 grand to restore a superbird right these days, close don't get it done. Peace man, if aluminum works for you great, glen ray always works for me.

Re: Got my Glen-Ray radiator back [Re: Rhinodart] #2746950
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Originally Posted by Rhinodart
Originally Posted by Jjs72D
Wow, guys that think $750 is a reasonable price? You must be the guys that are resigned to thinking that it has to cost $50,000 to restore a car.
I could understand it if this was for a numbers correct, factory type restoration but for less than half, you can have an aluminum radiator that is lighter and cools just as good.
Do you just open the wallet when you buy or do you ever look to get a better value for your money?


Always funny to see a post from someone, especially from Phoenix, who doesn't know anything about cooling! Have you even tried to get a radiator recored locally these days? IF you can find someone to do it, the cost is right up there with Glen-Ray. As far as an aluminum radiator doing the job of a factory one, then I have some ocean front property to sell you in Arizona... laugh2


Gee, you'd almost think he wasn't actually from Arizona. work laugh2


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Re: Got my Glen-Ray radiator back [Re: not_a_charger] #2746964
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Aluminum radiators have only one place and that's the dumpster. Hats off to Glen-Ray!

Re: Got my Glen-Ray radiator back [Re: Forwardlook] #2746984
02/27/20 09:41 AM
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Aluminum radiators are awesome for race cars with the minimal weight and only have to cool for a few minutes at a time. Sure they will work for your basic daily driver and hot rod, and they are much cheaper, but I can't tell you how many times I have bought a used beater like a minivan and the first part I had to replace was the radiator... eyes


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Re: Got my Glen-Ray radiator back [Re: Rhinodart] #2747011
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Hmm, a used beater that needs parts replaced, who would have guessed?

I think you are correlating lack of routine maintenance with materials design issues.

Re: Got my Glen-Ray radiator back [Re: Jjs72D] #2747058
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Originally Posted by Jjs72D
Wow, guys that think $750 is a reasonable price? You must be the guys that are resigned to thinking that it has to cost $50,000 to restore a car.
I could understand it if this was for a numbers correct, factory type restoration but for less than half, you can have an aluminum radiator that is lighter and cools just as good.
Do you just open the wallet when you buy or do you ever look to get a better value for your money?
Everything that's been said regarding the cooling and quality, PLUS, no it's not a numbers matching resto, BUT when I open the hood and see a factory Mopar radiator with the part number and Pentastar stamped, that's worth a lot to me as well. You may not care on your cars, but I care on mine. The install was quick and easy. The spectra I had in there fought me all the way. Trying to line up the mounting bolts (which should be simple really) was a huge PITA, and I finally had to leave one out, and use a cable tie because it was too far off to thread.

I would have paid $1000. And I'm sending off my heater core next.


Facts are stubborn things.
Re: Got my Glen-Ray radiator back [Re: larrymopar360] #2747110
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Originally Posted by larrymopar360
Originally Posted by Jjs72D
Wow, guys that think $750 is a reasonable price? You must be the guys that are resigned to thinking that it has to cost $50,000 to restore a car.
I could understand it if this was for a numbers correct, factory type restoration but for less than half, you can have an aluminum radiator that is lighter and cools just as good.
Do you just open the wallet when you buy or do you ever look to get a better value for your money?
Everything that's been said regarding the cooling and quality, PLUS, no it's not a numbers matching resto, BUT when I open the hood and see a factory Mopar radiator with the part number and Pentastar stamped, that's worth a lot to me as well. You may not care on your cars, but I care on mine. The install was quick and easy. The spectra I had in there fought me all the way. Trying to line up the mounting bolts (which should be simple really) was a huge PITA, and I finally had to leave one out, and use a cable tie because it was too far off to thread.

I would have paid $1000. And I'm sending off my heater core next.


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Re: Got my Glen-Ray radiator back [Re: A12] #2747128
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Re-Core here in Los Angeles are $450-500 with high density core for 22” A-body Radiator

Of course you are supplying tanks and side supports. What ever dent/twist/pit condition they start with is what you end up with. They don’t do bodywork to your parts. But you can ask them to unsolder it all and you spend your own time fixing them.

Price of brass and copper have increase dramatically in last 10-15 years and production volume of brass cores has decreased even greater.


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Re: Got my Glen-Ray radiator back [Re: autoxcuda] #2747163
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It’s a little RUFF in here ... for us guys that don’t have bottomless budgets tsk grin

I talked with two places up in Michigan earlier ... their charges now are 350 to 400$ for a big B body 3 row rad.

LET US LEAVE the debate here ... at this point ....

Aren’t MOST ALL production FCA vehicles now equipped with aluminum core rads ?

Re: Got my Glen-Ray radiator back [Re: Sniper] #2747170
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Originally Posted by Sniper
Hmm, a used beater that needs parts replaced, who would have guessed?

I think you are correlating lack of routine maintenance with materials design issues.


Nope, they both had broken plastic tanks connected to the aluminum core...


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Re: Got my Glen-Ray radiator back [Re: Doc Fiberglass] #2747176
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Originally Posted by Doc Fiberglass
It’s a little RUFF in here ... for us guys that don’t have bottomless budgets tsk grin

I talked with two places up in Michigan earlier ... their charges now are 350 to 400$ for a big B body 3 row rad.

LET US LEAVE the debate here ... at this point ....

Aren’t MOST ALL production FCA vehicles now equipped with aluminum core rads ?



ALL production FCA vehicles and everyone else uses aluminum and plastic because IT IS CHEAPER! Just like electronics, digital is MUCH CHEAPER than analog, but analog is a better technology...


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Everyone else ? .... even all big semis and heavy equipment?

Re: Got my Glen-Ray radiator back [Re: Doc Fiberglass] #2747211
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Originally Posted by Doc Fiberglass
Everyone else ? .... even all big semis and heavy equipment?


Yes.

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I will also add that I have had Bob at Glen Ray do 3 radiators for me through the years and he has always done fantastic work. The money spent on the radiator when its 95 degrees out and the car still runs 185 degree will be forgotten. He has also done a couple heater cores , and they have always been great to deal with. Quality costs in anything.
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