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william

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Harrison radiator restoration
« on: October 08, 2021, 04:28:01 PM »
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Red955i

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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.
Jim
68 SS/RS L35 Th-400 LOS
69 Pace Car L48 Th-350 LOS
68 Z28 M21 LOS

Sauron327

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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?

169INDY

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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
Jim
68 SS/RS L35 Th-400 LOS
69 Pace Car L48 Th-350 LOS
68 Z28 M21 LOS

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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
1968 Z28 M21/U17 BRG/W 1967 Chevy ll Nova SS 
1969 Z28 X77/M20/VE3 LeMans/W
1969 L78 X66/N66 Cortez/BVT
1969 Z11 L48/M35/C60/C06  1949 3100 5wd 235/6

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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