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>Glad to hear about the 145. Is this a car you have been restoring?
Catching up on a lot of maintenance, along with getting the valve
problem fixed. After 34 years, a lot of things wear out.
>You don't mention in your post where you live (important for someone
>to help you on parts) and what your budget is.
North Alabama. I'm not tight on money, but prefer reasonable prices.
>Hmmm..and what year is the beast? If it's 1967 to 1970 you are in
Never in luck; it's a '72. Apparently they started transitioning
between the 140 series and the 240 series about then (the '73 had
the 240-style blower fan, for example), so there seems to be a gap
in parts availibility.
>IPD has a rad and while pricey at $375 US will do the job.
That's more than I paid for the car initially... :-)
>Here's a link:
Hmmm... The image doesn't quite match mine; the image has a cap on the
top center, mine has the cap on the reservoir bottle. They must be showing
the WS8601065 part.
>I'd recommend exactly what the other poster said in his reply: take it
>to a local rad shop and have it boiled out and recored.
I'll suggest that to the shop next time I talk to them.
>Unless the car has been in the Northeast or an area with a lot of salt
>on the roads in winter (which can turn the fins into powder) it should
>be easily repaired.
It was originally purchased in Germany, then went to New Mexico, and
ended up in north Alabama. Didn't completely eliminate rust problems,
but they aren't too bad. As far as I know, it hasn't been in the north.
>Look for a shop in your area (Alabama?) that rebuilds rads as their
>only business. We have such a shop here and they generally rebuild
>rads on big trucks etc but also do car rads.
>I had then do one for me on my 1800 about 12 yrs ago and it was
>$25--but am sure it's much more now.
Cheap at twice the price. With the head swap, steering box, distributor,
exhaust, and whatever else I was having done, even another $100 wouldn't
be a problem.
>If the rad is in otherwise decent shape and you can't find anyone
>locally I'll give you the particulars on contacting them but would
>need a good pic of the rad first.
I'll keep that in mind.
>If nothing else works, find a good shop that does rads for race cars
>etc. I do know around here I could have one custom fabricated for less
>than the $375 IPD is asking--but only by 50 to $75.
Yes, mention "racing" and the price triples...
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