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william

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Harrison radiator restoration
« on: October 08, 2021, 04:28:01 PM »
Anyone doing these?
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Re: Harrison radiator restoration
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2021, 05:36:07 PM »
I am looking too. I spoke to Heartbeat City, they reproduce the correct rails and cores but indicated the wait is long. I also spoke with Jerry M who had his rebuilt and was pleased with the results so you might reach out to him. I haven't sent mine out yet!

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Re: Harrison radiator restoration
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2021, 02:14:56 AM »
I was having to decide which direction to go with my 68Z Rad: Glen-Ray Rad in WI or Local sourced shop.  I was really leaning towards shipping the unit out but after discussions with the local shop about reutilization of or grafting orig top and bottom rails to replacement core, I went the local route and am still waiting final build at this time. My local wait is at  6 mo and counting.
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Re: Harrison radiator restoration
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2021, 01:55:47 PM »
Glen-Ray has done work for me and does them correctly. Even had some NOS Harrison cores in stock. I had two local radiator shops butcher jobs. They repair radiators and don't know anything about correct restorations. We had a radiator shop in our old bodyshop years ago.

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Re: Harrison radiator restoration
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2021, 12:27:01 AM »
Where is Glen-Ray?

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Re: Harrison radiator restoration
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2021, 04:32:35 AM »
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Glen-ray Radiators, Inc. 2105 North 6th Street Wausau, WI 54403 PH: 800.537.3775 or 715.842.3352
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Re: Harrison radiator restoration
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2021, 11:25:48 PM »
The radiator in my 69 L-78 is long gone.  Who makes the best reproduction?  I checked with Dewitts but they only have hotrod parts it seems.

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Re: Harrison radiator restoration
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2021, 02:04:20 AM »
Eckler's shows them:

https://www.ecklers.com/camaro-harrison-radiators-show-quality-correct-33-321638-1.html

Oldparts.com has 4 core manual "A" body radiators they say are completely correct (rails and cores, brackets) for around $750. Pic looks really good, too -

One of these days I'll send mine to Glen-Ray, when I can access my 401K, pension or home equity (i've got 4 manual trans radiators to spruce up, from Nova to Z to L78). Thank goodness the rails. brackets and tanks are originals and intact.

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Steve
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Re: Harrison radiator restoration
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2021, 09:09:40 PM »
Thanks for the info.  I am also finishing a restoration on a 57 NAPCO 3100.  Correct restoration parts are not as plentiful for trucks as they are for musclecars.  I have the original dated radiator and was referred to Brassworks for restoring it.  I have never heard of Glen-Ray but that's also an option. 


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Eckler's shows them:

https://www.ecklers.com/camaro-harrison-radiators-show-quality-correct-33-321638-1.html

Oldparts.com has 4 core manual "A" body radiators they say are completely correct (rails and cores, brackets) for around $750. Pic looks really good, too -

One of these days I'll send mine to Glen-Ray, when I can access my 401K, pension or home equity (i've got 4 manual trans radiators to spruce up, from Nova to Z to L78). Thank goodness the rails. brackets and tanks are originals and intact.

Regards,
Steve

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Re: Harrison radiator restoration
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2021, 01:10:03 PM »
Many thanks for the info

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Re: Harrison radiator restoration
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2021, 11:09:16 AM »
Greenville Radiator in Greenville SC will recore correctly with the original rails,
$600 the last 2 I know of were done in less than a month (COPO CHEVELLE and LS5 AC Corvette).
Guy with the copo chevelle a month or so ago stated he was great to work with.
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Re: Harrison radiator restoration
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2021, 11:53:24 AM »
A place, near me, in Southern Ohio does quality restoration work. This guy has done some very expensive radiators for Pebble Beach Concours, high end, rich guy stuff. He is a true car enthusiast, owns classic cars of his own and knows GM muscle. He advertises in Hemmings (or did). His name is Steve Powell , Powell Radiator, Wilmington, Ohio
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Re: Harrison radiator restoration
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2021, 07:00:57 PM »
Greenville Radiator in Greenville SC will recore correctly with the original rails,
$600 the last 2 I know of were done in less than a month (COPO CHEVELLE and LS5 AC Corvette).
Guy with the copo chevelle a month or so ago stated he was great to work with.
James, Can you post contact information? I can't seem to find them on the internet. Ready to take my original rad in for re-coring.
Thanks, Rich
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Re: Harrison radiator restoration
« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2021, 08:27:23 PM »
Looks like a small shop that may not have a website.  Google did list a phone number:

Powell Radiator Services
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Address: 1277 W Main St, Wilmington, OH 45177
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Re: Harrison radiator restoration
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2021, 08:41:55 PM »
FYI: Greenville Radiator is actually AAugusta Road Radiator Shop, Inc. , 3488 Augusta Rd. Greenville, SC 29605, Roy Young is the owner, Phone is:1-864-277-2928.
I stopped by James' (firstgenaddict) shop this morning and we figured out the name change. BTW double AA in Augusta for shop name is correct
They quoted me $600 and 2 weeks for my 4 row curved neck radiator for re-coring. He knew the significance of the unit. As James stated they've done work for others on here.
I'll post pictures of it when I get it back.
Rich
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