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Re: Radiator swap or universal fit recommendations
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Any decent shop should be able to rebuild with your tanks or make a new one. in addition, there are a number of shops out there that specialize in it e.g. see #1, #2, or #3 for example. I am NOT recommending any of these as they were obtained using an internet search engine (DuckDuckGo.com as I refuse to use Google). I also hate Facebook and other social media crap.

I personally would get good tanks and do a re-core.

Enough political B.S. it's time to head to the garage as there are several Packards out there waiting to communicate their troubles to me.

Posted on: 2018/3/23 8:08
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Re: Radiator swap or universal fit recommendations
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PackardV8 answer to the question what specifically was wrong with the tanks...top tank had 2 large dents....the repair shop was able to remove the dents to just like new. 2 year warranty given.

Posted on: 2018/3/23 14:06
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Re: Radiator swap or universal fit recommendations
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I have the same problem, and was quoted the same.. $600. I'm interested on what you find for a replacement

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Re: Radiator swap or universal fit recommendations
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At this point I ordered the old Bronco radiator mentioned in this thread. We'll see how it goes, at worst I'm out a tad over $100.

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Re: Radiator swap or universal fit recommendations
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U said a "Bronco" radiator. Just out of curiosity is the part number n that something like 433433???

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Re: Radiator swap or universal fit recommendations
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78 Ford Bronco
Carquest 433433 $144 A/O Sep 2016.

You also should change the thermostat housing water neck to one which points to the P-side, not straight ahead. I used some Chevy one that I found on ebay/amazon.

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Posted on: 2018/4/11 14:40
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Re: Radiator swap or universal fit recommendations
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I used stock T-stat housing. Will get upper hose number tomorrow from my records.

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Posted on: 2018/4/11 18:29
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Re: Radiator swap or universal fit recommendations
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Thanks for the pictures. Heard this mod will run your engine cooler? Any real life testimonies?

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Re: Radiator swap or universal fit recommendations
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I've driven in the Summer in So.NV in 115F in stop/go traffic without any overheating.

Craig

Posted on: 2018/4/12 7:06
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Re: Radiator swap or universal fit recommendations
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I pondered the same thing...re-core, or switch to something different. But I didn't think it was worth it to save a few bucks, and possibly have cooling issues. I just got mine re-cored for $600. (Canadian dollars) The guys said the tanks were in unbelievable shape! Hopefully is lasts

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