I have a couple of OEM replacement radiators. Also aftermarket if you want to go that route. The best one out there for cooling capability is the Howe triple pass. You can buy them at Roeracing.com or RSI
After 7 fails, finally found a radiator shop that recores. Pulled the rad this afternoon and it is definitely dead 😂. Good intel on the howe triple. Roe is my fallback if the recore is more expensive than a new unit.
well, the shop I found was awesome. Guy really knew his stuff, even went so far as to calculate heat rejection efficiency for a 3 row. Unfortunately price to recore was higher than a the aluminum 3 row for Roe, so, went with the Roe unit.
Brass is a high-copper alloy. The cost of brass vs aluminum as a heat transfer medium is not insignificant. Brass is a stronger material and more tolerant of bumps and twists over time vs aluminum. You are right to make your own value decisions. Hope you get up and running soon!
Well, honestly y’all got me second guessing the value proposition for aluminum now. Rebuild was around $1000, but it sounds like the lower price on aluminum also comes with less longevity and more necessary controls (ground, sacrificing anode cap). Has me thinking the extra $$ might payoff with less frequent repairs or replacement. 🧐
Rob, Dean. Ok, reading you, getting out of my head, staying good with the aluminum radiator. Planning to hang onto my stock unit in case I need to rebuild and can find a reasonable price. Unless there is a market to sell old radiators in need to rebuild….
FWIW...I had my perfectly fine and functioning OEM radiator recored to the three core after I removed it and saw Dodge used some three core end tanks with a two core core..who knows Dodge's rationale at the time. Regardless, my Tampa radiator shop said this is about the easiest thing to do from a shop perspective. All they did was measure the OEM core, got out one of those HUGE old parts catalogue with radiator core measurements and who makes it, and matched the size up, figured the cost, ordered the core, and done deal. Under $600 later I had a shiny new black three core OEM radiator pressure tested and guaranteed. That was four years ago or so, but there are shops capable of actual radiator work.