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Old 08-10-2014, 10:00 AM   #1
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1976 Argosy radiator

My rad blew a leak while initiating pre-trip check up. I'm thinking I'd buy a new one and then find a large truck mechanic to replace.(as opposed to getting this one soldered and recored)

Has anybody dealt with radiator replacement, recore etc.? I am in Windsor, Ontario, Canada and typically purchase had to find old car parts at O.Reillys in Detroit.

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-11-2014, 07:06 AM   #2
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I recently had mine done. I had to have radiator shop re-core the existing one. I have a 454 engine.
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Old 08-12-2014, 06:25 AM   #3
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Thanks Frank,

I figured a re-core would be the way to go. At the shop today!
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Old 08-21-2014, 10:32 PM   #4
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Re-core did the trick at considerable co$t, on the road again!
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Old 08-22-2014, 06:30 AM   #5
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Ive got to replace my AC condenser this winter. Since I am taking that whole assembly apart I figured that I would replace/recore my radiator. What was the approximate cost on the recore?
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Old 08-23-2014, 10:33 PM   #6
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Mpro,

Cost for 4-row core core was $436.oo CDN, labour was $220.00(@$88.00 per hour), total on the procedure was $1600.00 and I feel a little hosed by the situation, but I had to get it done.

Prices on parts are between 30 to 60% higher here so I think you can do better with some shopping for the core and at rusted mechanic.

I have not had a major repair since I purchased 5 years ago so I have no. Problems with the $$.

Btw: love to see some pics of your Argo
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I have a thread on here somewhere with more pics, I will have to post some recent pictures and then link you. For now here is one for ya! We are out camping at Darien lake.
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I think that is about 4 times what it would cost in the states.

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Mpro,

Cost for 4-row core core was $436.oo CDN, labour was $220.00(@$88.00 per hour), total on the procedure was $1600.00 and I feel a little hosed by the situation, but I had to get it done.

Prices on parts are between 30 to 60% higher here so I think you can do better with some shopping for the core and at rusted mechanic.

I have not had a major repair since I purchased 5 years ago so I have no. Problems with the $$.

Btw: love to see some pics of your Argo
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