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    I'm about to bring my GT Hawk radiator to a local shop, for a recore to a 3 row.
    Does anyone have a specification number as to what core fits this unit.
    What I got from our conversation was;
    (good) They have an 'old guy' who comes in to do these jobs....
    (not so good)... a $$$ price and "If we can find a core to match it, you can have it back Friday"

    thx


    Bob Johnstone
    www.studebaker-info.org

    64 GT Hawk
    55 President State Sedan
    70 Avanti (R3)
    64 GT Hawk (K7)
    1970 Avanti (R3)

  • #2
    Have not had problems finding the core, but problems finding the header. I hear that there is one left in St. Louis, or somewhere around there. See what they say about a high performance two row. Not that header is easier to find, or the price any cheaper but there seems to be some discussion on the relative merits of two, versus three row. Has to do with spacing, and airflow. My car has A/C, and a new two row. In Texas it seems to work well. Just a thought.

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    • #3

      What exactly is the 'header'? I though they just removed the tanks and replaced the core....


      Bob Johnstone
      www.studebaker-info.org

      64 GT Hawk
      55 President State Sedan
      70 Avanti (R3)
      64 GT Hawk (K7)
      1970 Avanti (R3)

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      • #4
        Radiator shops buy new cores by the dimensions...that's really the only specs they use other than if it's cross-flow or vertical-flow. As long as the tanks are serviceable, they can deal with whatever core is required. What you can do, and is more efficient than an added row, is ask for a core with more fins per inch. That greatly increases the cooling area. Adding additional rows, while a help, isn't as efficient as all the increased number of cooling fins are right there in front (and all the way through) receiving cold air. As rows are added, each row is maybe half as efficient in transferring heat as the row in front of it. I'm not trying to talk you out of a 3-row core, but see if you can get more fins per inch as well.




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        • #5
          Thanks Bruce,
          I'll check tomorrow..


          Bob Johnstone
          www.studebaker-info.org

          64 GT Hawk
          55 President State Sedan
          70 Avanti (R3)
          64 GT Hawk (K7)
          1970 Avanti (R3)

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