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RE: [oletrucks] Radiator

To: "Oletrucks" <oletrucks@autox.team.net>, "Charles Culver" <sculver@iwl.net>
Subject: RE: [oletrucks] Radiator
From: "Kevin D. Pennell" <oletwuk@fastrus.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2000 09:40:31 -0400
The name "Desert Cooler" was used by one retailer that I spoke with in
reference to a 4-core heavy duty radiator.  There are many out there that
don't use that specific name.  Here's a link for you shoppers.


Kevin P.
'59 Apache 38/NAPCO

-----Original Message-----
From: Charles Culver [mailto:sculver@iwl.net]
Sent: Wednesday, August 16, 2000 10:06 PM
To: Kevin D. Pennell
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Radiator


I hear you, brother.  Tell me, what exactly is a Desert Cooler radiator, and
where can I find one?

Smokey Culver
'50 3600 5-window (mine)
'58 Apache (hers)
League City, Texas

-----Original Message-----
From: Kevin D. Pennell <oletwuk@fastrus.com>
To: Jim Cramer <jcramer1@epix.net>; oletrucks <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Date: Wednesday, August 16, 2000 9:26 PM
Subject: RE: [oletrucks] Radiator

>  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?) and
>these are "very" expensive.  My quote included over 400.00 for the new core
>alone, less labor. It "probably" included the cost of the matches necessary
>to light the torch used for soldering, an EPA fee for any ozone damage that
>could possibly occur in the process of the matches lighting, a disposal fee
>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 can
>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, and
>works very well.  No complaints.  Several hundred dollars cheaper, and she
>does just fine, thank you...
>Kevin P.
>'59 Apache 38/NAPCO

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