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« on: April 17, 2012, 06:13:03 AM »

I found this tag on the lower left side of my radiator. It doesn't look like any of the tags in this report plus it's in the wrong location. http://www.camaros.org/coolingsystems.shtml#tag.

Can someone tell me what type of radiator this is? Is it a correct replacement or just your run-of-the-mill repop?

Sorry it's a bad pic but its the best I could do given its location. If I read it correctly it's; 19, 0260537, made in USA (and maybe something else up top across from the #19).
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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2012, 12:02:24 PM »

It's the tag for a replacement radiator.
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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2012, 12:54:44 PM »

Kurt- Let's see if I can phrase this correctly; is this a GM part that was only available “back-in-the-day”, or can it still be purchase today through GM? And do you think its something worth hanging on to with regards to a numbers car?

Not that it matters but I read in your report that the tag was soldered in place prior to the radiator being painted. Same thing for this one (even though it's about a mile away from the other tags location). No paint on the back but gloss black up front. I just thought that was kinda cool.

Oh, and thanks for flipping the tag. Gotta figure out how you do that. Wink
 

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« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2012, 05:01:59 PM »

It's still nice to see the 'Made in USA' though.

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« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2012, 09:19:41 PM »

Does it have Harrison tanks on it?

I use Irfanview - free and does a quality job of resizing things with minimal distortion (I've had problems with other programs).
I rotated it and then horizontal flipped it. Then I cropped and resized it to make it larger. Pretty easy once you've done it a few hundred times.....
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« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2012, 10:22:44 PM »

I will make it a point to look for a Harrison logo on the tank tomarrow.

I will also look into Irfanview - very impressive! And free, you don't hear that very often.  Appreciate the tip!  
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« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2012, 07:39:33 AM »

I looked just about everywhere for a manufacturer's stamp short of removing it from the rad support & haven't found anything yet. I did manage to get a better look at the impression to the left of the #19 on the tag. It looks like side by side chevron's (for a lack of better terms). Does this help at all?
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« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2012, 08:55:14 AM »

From what I see, it looks like an aftermarket radiator.
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« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2012, 09:05:14 AM »

Well, if nothing else it's given me a chance to clean behind all those hidden nooks and crannies.  Smiley

Thanks again!
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« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2012, 09:08:34 PM »

"^^" Might be a Modine, I think that used to be a popular replacement brand. Good quality stuff from what I remember.

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« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2012, 07:40:58 AM »

Thanks John. Here's a brief history of Modine Manufacturing;

Key Dates:
1916: Arthur B. Modine establishes Modine Manufacturing.
1917: The Spirex radiator becomes standard equipment on World War I artillery tractors.
1921: The company enters the commercial building heaters market.
1932: Modine secures a contract to produce radiators for Ford's new V-8 engine.
1940: Modine develops a vehicular wind tunnel.
1969: Ohio-based Schemenauer Manufacturing is acquired.
1982: Modine launches manufacturing operations outside of the United States.
1990: The firm purchases Sundstrand Corporation.
1993: Germany-based Langerer & Reich is acquired.
2001: Thermacore International Inc. is added to the company's arsenal. 
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« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2012, 08:32:00 AM »

"^^" Might be a Modine, I think that used to be a popular replacement brand. Good quality stuff from what I remember.

John

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« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2012, 09:28:07 AM »

Yeah, it looks like they got out of the automotive market maybe 8-10 years ago. I bought a Modine for my 79 Z28 about 13 years ago. It was a nice all brass soldered radiator. I guess its too hard to compete with all the plastic tank junk from China.

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« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2012, 09:56:47 AM »

"Yeah, it looks like they got out of the automotive market maybe 8-10 years ago."

Ha! 5 minutes after this post I noticed a Modine radiator and oil cooler in the 05 BMW I'm currently working on. Smiley

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« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2012, 12:10:02 PM »

Modine makes most of the radiators for big Class 8 over-the-road trucks (Kenworth. Freightliner, etc.).
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