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Re: [oletrucks] Radiator

To: "Kevin D. Pennell" <oletwuk@fastrus.com>, "Jim Cramer" <jcramer1@epix.net>,
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Radiator
From: "Mark Self" <markself@discover.net>
Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2000 06:36:05 -0700
Okay, Kevin, I'll bite.  What's a "Desert Cooler" radiator?  I also am
looking for a good price on a good radiator , to keep my oletruck from
overheating, here in SoCal.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kevin D. Pennell" <oletwuk@fastrus.com>
To: "Jim Cramer" <jcramer1@epix.net>; "oletrucks" <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Sent: Wednesday, August 16, 2000 7:43 PM
Subject: RE: [oletrucks] Radiator

> Hi,
>   While attempting to have my own radiator rebuilt, I fell out when quoted
> price for a re-core.  After the obligatory "Duhhhhhh?", I was told that
> there are "Original" style cores out there (something about honeycomb?)
> these are "very" expensive.  My quote included over 400.00 for the new
> alone, less labor. It "probably" included the cost of the matches
> to light the torch used for soldering, an EPA fee for any ozone damage
> could possibly occur in the process of the matches lighting, a disposal
> for the old core (which HAD to including transportation to an approved
> dumping ground definitely located at least 7 states away) and a Foo-Foo
> of paint or two to dress it up as well, plus the rental of a climate
> controlled dust free paint booth to ensure a purrrrfect job of painting
> the foo-foo can, among other things...
>   My truck "IS" a 100 point truck, though the 100 points I'm referring to
> are all references to things that are broken or rusted! Since I'm simply
> trying to keep the old girl alive and in no way am considering a
> at this point, I opted for a "Desert Cooler" radiator which fits great,
> works very well.  No complaints.  Several hundred dollars cheaper, and she
> does just fine, thank you...
> Yours,
> Kevin P.
> '59 Apache 38/NAPCO
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-oletrucks@autox.team.net
> [mailto:owner-oletrucks@autox.team.net]On Behalf Of Jim Cramer
> Sent: Wednesday, August 16, 2000 5:54 PM
> To: oletrucks
> Subject: [oletrucks] Radiator
> I got a price of about $400 to re-core the original radiator out of my
> 52 GMC. I thought that was a little steep. There are reproduction
> radiators out there for less than $300. I'm going to be running the
> stock 228 engine. Does anyone know about the quality of the
> reproductions? Any other thoughts?
> Thanks.
> --
> Jim Cramer
> Ephrata, Pa.
> 52 GMC 1/2 ton
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

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