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Old 07-19-2014, 10:17 PM
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Need new radiator for 49 F6 V8

Any one know of a good usable replacement radiator for the flathead for a 49 F6? Budget is a bit of an issue. Not realy interested in recoring it as it is about $400 to have that done...........
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Its going to be a bit difficult since the V8 has to inlets and outlets. Anything from a newer, non flat head vehicle is only going o have one inlet and one outlet.

You might be stuck with recoring or finding a decent used one

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Here's a new aluminum, I don't know anything about these folks and their products though.
https://www.radiatorexpress.com/prod...MDPRoCZYjw_wcB
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Will look into it on payday if my head checks out good!
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From my expereince, recoring is the same price range as the cheaper new flathead radiators (~$400). With the new radiators, they don't always come with the mounting holes in the right spot, fit exactly etc, but if you get yours recored, you eliminate a lot of those uncertanties while retaining the stock look. Plus you will build a relationship with your local radiator pro who could help you down the road should there be an issue. They can also help you boil out your fuel tank etc.
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The local radiator guy is famous for boiling them out, repainting them, and returning a leaky radiator.

I would have to take half a day off of work and drive 50 miles four times to get it repaired.
I can try to get a quote later this week. I do agree with your sentiments however.
I am not quite sure that a F1 or F2 radiator is as large as a F6s. I do belive that it would work if need be.
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The local radiator guy is famous for boiling them out, repainting them, and returning a leaky radiator.

I would have to take half a day off of work and drive 50 miles four times to get it repaired.
I can try to get a quote later this week. I do agree with your sentiments however.
I am not quite sure that a F1 or F2 radiator is as large as a F6s. I do belive that it would work if need be.
Although there was an optional extra cooling radiator available,(1RT 8005B) the standard radiator was the same for F1-F6 (1RT 8005A)
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Measured the core area tonight got about 21"x21" for the core itself. Going to try and call to get some quotes in the next few days.
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Installed the radiator suggested by harlymsn. Fit like a glove. Kinda weird though it came with an 18psi radiator cap. Will head to napa and see if I can get a 7 or 10psi one tomorrow. Going to install my cylinder head tomorrow afternoon or early Saturday. Will let you know how it works.
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