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jensenracing77 post=622 wrote: I have never been happy with the temps this car was running after i got it done. The guy i got it from had just had the radiator worked on and i have the paper work that he paid to have it rodded out. Everything i had going on keeps telling me that i have a radiator issue so i pulled it out and took it to a radiator shop. They pointed out right away that it was way to weak to handle a rod being stuck through it. They said they believe it was boiled out and then a coat of paint and that is all. they showed me where the core is starting to have corrosion coming through the paint that was put on it. Now i am going to have it recored. The tanks are perfect thank goodness. They are getting me a quote for a new one but i am going to have to have it done. With copper prices as high as they are i am sure it is going to be high.

My Jetfire never overheated, though on a hot day opening the hood was like opening an oven. I hope your fan is at least a 6 blade, a shroud helps a lot. I used an overflow tank on mine. I don’t believe in rodding out a radiator; might as well put in a new core. Lately imported “replacements” are inferior, reduced # of tubes. But for a hefty price, an “extra duty’ radiator can be built that is even better than the original. I got a couple of these in recent times, imported not good enough.
Bruce Roe

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