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  • Need a Radiator

    Hello All, does anyone have or know where I can get a good used or NOS radiator for
    my 60 Hawk 289? (without selling vital organs)

  • #2
    Whenever I need a radiator, my local shop takes my old one, orders a new core, and builds it up for me. There must be some old time radiator shops in the Chicago area. The only trick is to get them to understand that old OLD cars seem to need bigger tubes and more fins per inch than a new Toyota, for instance.

    Do you not have the old radiator from your car? Is it missing completely?
    RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.

    17A-S2 - 50 Commander convertible
    10G-C1 - 51 Champion starlight coupe
    10G-Q4 - 51 Champion business coupe
    4H-K5 - 53 Commander starliner hardtop
    5H-D5 - 54 Commander Conestoga wagon
    56B-D4 - 56 Commander station wagon
    60V-L6 - 60 Lark convertible

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    • #3
      Hey Roy, I still have the old one it's full of holes.
      the prices for re-coring are pretty steep.
      I keep hearing that the bucket on top is the big issue...

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      • #4
        Originally posted by adolphpeavy View Post
        Hello All, does anyone have or know where I can get a good used or NOS radiator for
        my 60 Hawk 289? (without selling vital organs)
        There is a good buy on a rad right now on the swap page: www.studebakerswap.com
        JS
        I was STUDEBAKER, when STUDEBAKER wasn't "KOOL".

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        • #5
          Still looking for a radiator guys, any updates?

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          • #6
            I didn't have any luck trying to find one for my '53/'56 so I had it recored and it cost $360.00.

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            • #7
              Sometimes, even CASOs have to bite the bullet.
              No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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              • #8
                You could try the swap meet at the International meet in South Bend at the end of the month !!!

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                • #9
                  I have some but all used and one never knows what the next will be like, just hauled in a 60 hawk today but didn't look at the rad.,shipping can cost more than the rad.
                  Candbstudebakers
                  Castro Valley,
                  California


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                  • #10
                    A recore is really not that much money when you consider the confidence it can add to your driving pleasure. Same with replacing all brake lines, hoses, etc.
                    Buy a used radiator and maybe need to recore it anyway.
                    "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

                    Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
                    Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
                    '33 Rockne 10,
                    '51 Commander Starlight,
                    '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée",
                    '56 Sky Hawk

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