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Old 11-29-2012, 11:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Need HELP. Found a C8ZE-F1 USED radiator. I need for my 68. What is it worth? Looks good, Iam sure it will need to be cleaned out.

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Old 11-30-2012, 12:02 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What, no pictures?

I wouldn't pay very much for a used radiator, original or not. But then again I am not doing concours correct.
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What, no pictures?

I wouldn't pay very much for a used radiator, original or not. But then again I am not doing concours correct.
depending on condition...$50
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:54 AM   #4 (permalink)
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yes, trying to stay with OEM parts, just not sure the dollar valve on this.

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Old 11-30-2012, 07:02 AM   #5 (permalink)
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unless u r building a trailored show car go buy a new radiator for troublefree driving! wes
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Not worth the effort! Spend $150 from an auto parts store, and you will get a warranty!
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if you can buy it for $10 bucks you can scrap it for $25
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Agree with the $10 value. You could end up having to recore it and will then end up spending just as much as you would on a new one.
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Well Guys, I can see were not in the same boat. If I wanted TAIWAN parts I would buy the $150.00 radiator.

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Old 11-30-2012, 09:36 PM   #10 (permalink)
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It's worth a shot. You never know with old radiators. I still have the original radiator in my "other" car. It's 58 years old.
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68projectcar. You asked for opinions. You got 'em. Feel free to do with them as you will but really... is the attitude necessary?
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Well, it's a fine point. He wanted to know what an intact original radiator is worth and a few respondents told him to buy an aftermarket radiator. Kinda apples and oranges.

This car has an original radiator in it that rebuilt to the the tune of about $500. When you want exact original, aftermarket simply will not do.
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:49 PM   #13 (permalink)
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THANK YOU.

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Old 12-01-2012, 01:08 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I wouldn't buy a Taiwan radiator either, but I would buy a Spectra Premium made just a couple hours North of me in beautiful Quebec to meet or exceed OE specifications.
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:56 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Hey Guys, Bought the radiator, Paid 150. for it. Looks to be good,but will have it checked out at the radiator shop. Will have it rebuilt it needed. I feel is a good deal for me,wanting to stay with the correct one. I do THANK everyone for the input on the matter.

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