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Legit NY, PA or NJ Radiator Repair Shop

Post by Tim Rogers » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:45 pm

I would like to have my radiator professionally repaired or restored. Can anyone recommend a shop in the NY, PA or NJ area? Thanks much!
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Re: Legit NY, PA or NJ Radiator Repair Shop

Post by DanTreace » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:58 pm

Universal Carnegie Radiator

http://ucvintagerad.com/


Did custom replacement using heater style core to save me $$ by making a veneer from the original honeycomb core, soldered to the face of the new to replicate. The type of original core was too difficult to fabricate.
Worked fine and looked original.
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Re: Legit NY, PA or NJ Radiator Repair Shop

Post by Dan B » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:47 pm

Dan,

It looks like the manufacture the cores, but do they install them too?
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Post by DanTreace » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:18 pm

Call them, tell what you need done. They have a space at Hershey too to accept radiators to save shipping, that is what I did.

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The radiator was a special honeycomb with vertical fins between, very rare and maybe unable to duplicate.

So had them use a heater core style like an early Chev. but they then cut off 1/4" veneer from the old core and soldered that on the outside!
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Finished result, yes they did the core install and repaired the entire radiator, the outside looked just like the original, unless you peered into the 1/4" of original core and spied the heater type core.....but so, got the radiator working fine, and to me preserved some of the old core that counted!


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Re: Legit NY, PA or NJ Radiator Repair Shop

Post by bocchi54 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:29 pm

Tim, I'm up in Glens Falls had a great repair done on my radiator by North country Auto radiator on Rt 9 in Queensbury. Google them. Charles (Bruce)


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Re: Legit NY, PA or NJ Radiator Repair Shop

Post by It's Bill » Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:25 pm

GT Radiator, Ambler, PA they welcome antique radiators, and do great work.

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Re: Legit NY, PA or NJ Radiator Repair Shop

Post by Tim Rogers » Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:33 pm

Thanks guys! I'll check them out.
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Re: Legit NY, PA or NJ Radiator Repair Shop

Post by Dan B » Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:13 pm

We called the Carnegie Radiator shop recommended above and unfortunately they stated that they do not do Model T radiators because “it’s a different process”. They directed us to Brassworks and Berg’s.

With all the brass cars still on the road, it seems like there’s got to be more options than getting a new one from Brassworks. What does everyone else do? Just live with the leaks??
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Re: Legit NY, PA or NJ Radiator Repair Shop

Post by svibert » Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:15 pm

I use eagle radiator just outside of reading PA

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Re: Legit NY, PA or NJ Radiator Repair Shop

Post by ewdysar » Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:22 pm

Hi Dan,

I had small leaks in my ‘15 brass radiator and had a reputable local shop do 2 rounds of repairs (rodding the core and resoldering the leaks) in 2 years for a total cost around $500. The first time pulled a decent amount of crud out of the lower tank. The leaks would go away but reappear somewhere else later. Even freshly repaired, that old radiator only did a fair job of keeping things cool. Eventually, I bit the bullet and bought a new Brassworks flat tube radiator. Holy moley, the difference is almost indescribable.

I know that the repairs seemed like the economical thing to do at the time, but it was like buying cheap tools. Looking back, buying the Brassworks right off the bat would have saved me money in the long run. What I did get for that $500 is a backup radiator on the shelf, just in case something catastrophic happens to the new one, so it was not a total loss. ;)

Keep crankin’,
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