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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-15-2015, 04:50 PM
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I "think" I still have one that I pulled for my deer damaged 250C...$150 plus shipping from NC


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What's really expensive is the labor. They sell tools for that, isn't too hard to do yourself. I've also got a radiator in not too bad of condition I could ship to you for $210 shipping included. I'll put some pictures up in a bit.

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They make condensor fin combs to straigten the radiators on AC units. Has anyone ever tried it on car radiators?

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1972 250

Hello,

I have a radiator from a 1972 250. Let me know if you are interested.

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Summit racing has multiple pass radiators for $239, serving 6 and 8 cylinder applications. There's also one I saw for $169.

Also, I just googled "custom radiator" and got $8.59M hits (not all vendors, to be sure). Somewhere within there, I'm thinking, are shops in your state that can rebuild yours, or build you a new/custom one for much less than stock.

I'm restoring a Fiat that gave me issues in finding the right hoses, so I went to Autozone and found hoses of the right diameter and bends. I shortened lengths as needed with a utility knife, and am having no issues.

If you buy through a Benz dealership or through the Classic Center, you're going to pay big bucks for a radiator that is greatly cheaper as a "generic."

If you like the custom/generic route but have doubts on how to mount the thing, go talk to a restorer or mechanic you trust and see if there are options or mounts that would work... As I said before, a radiator is a radiator is a radiator.
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What about a place like Griffen? They make nice aluminum rads that are in the 200-500 range.

Just a thought. I have a malibu unit in my Porsche 914 (Don't ask. ) that I paid about $200.

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