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Radiator 48 Packard
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patrick48packard
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Hello. I am in need of a radiator for my newly acquired 1948 Packard Touring Sedan 22 Series.

In addition, if any of you are located here in the Portland Oregon area, I would like to get recommendations on mechanics in this area that work on classic cars.

Posted on: 2021/9/13 16:13
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Re: Radiator 48 Packard
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Owen_Dyneto
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Which model or engine, radiators differ?

No local shops that can do a recore of yours?

Posted on: 2021/9/13 17:11
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Re: Radiator 48 Packard
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No help with a mechanic but maybe someone in the Portland area will see your post and have a suggestion.

I doubt you will find any NOS or even aftermarket new radiators for Packards. There is just not much demand for stocking something that might sell one or two pieces as compared to a few dozen for Fords or Chevys of the same era. Nothing from another mfg will be a direct drop in either although with some model years, owners have fabricated mounting brackets and made do. Not sure that has happened on a 22 or 23 series because it is a different shape than later more conventional shaped radiators. You could try our main vendors, Kanter Auto or Max Merritt and see what they say about finding one. You might find used from one of the posters on the forum but unless yours is totally missing and you need a core there would be no guarantee used would be in much better shape than what you have.

You can get a new aluminum radiators built at several custom fabrication places and that is what some have done but they do not look stock. One custom site has the specs and maybe even a radiator already made for the one used in a 48 station sedan. Prices range around $1000-1200. Otherwise, your best bet will be to remove the radiator and take it to a radiator shop to have a new core installed. That price is currently running around $600-800 but with the size of the pre 51 radiators and the climbing price of a copper core it is still not a cheap thing to replace.

Posted on: 2021/9/13 17:11
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Re: Radiator 48 Packard
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PackardDon
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Take your old one to Mac's Radiator for a re-core. I use the Mac's in Bend, OR but they have one in the Portland area too. You've never find an NOS or new one anywhere so if yours is missing, you'll have to find one used, then re-core it.

Posted on: 2021/9/13 17:57
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Re: Radiator 48 Packard
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Ozstatman
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G'day patrick48packard,
to PackardInfo.

I invite you to include your '48 Touring Sedan in the Packard Vehicle Registry.

Posted on: 2021/9/13 22:06
Mal
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Bowral, Southern Highlands of NSW, Australia
"Out of chaos comes order" - Nietzsche.

1938 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

1941 One-Twenty Club Coupe - SOLD

1948 Super Eight Limo, chassis RHD - SOLD

1950 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

What's this?
Put your Packard in the Packard Vehicle Registry!
Here's how!
Any questions - PM or email me at ozstatman@gmail.com
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Re: Radiator 48 Packard
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moodydavid16
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Same here

Posted on: 3/8 16:36
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