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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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« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2012, 02:23:00 PM »

Just curious John (JKZ27); what tipped you off that it might be a Modine? Actually I'm okay with that if it is because evidently they knew what they were doing when it came to high performance radiators. In addition to tractor's, large trucks, etc., they supplied Ford with the cooling system for the 428 Cobra Jet.  Here is what it looks like;
http://www.428cobrajet.org/id-radiator.html

My radiator also appears to be like the one you mentioned; all brass soldered.
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« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2012, 02:32:24 PM »

Marty has Ford parts  Marty has Ford parts   Grin
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« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2012, 02:44:19 PM »

See...my Ford "Caution Sticker" was right after all. Grin Huh

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« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2012, 02:50:33 PM »

The "^^" is the letter "M" for the old Modine logo.

John

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