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Default Re-coring/restoring radiators

I have an original curved neck radiator that I would like to get re-cored/restored. It's in pretty good shape except that the core is shot. My radiator guy retired! Any recommendations close to Philadelphia - Harrisburg area would be appreciated.
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Old 06-11-2019, 08:40 PM
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Razzi Radiator in Glenside. Does heater cores as well.
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Finger's radiators up her in New Brunswick, New Jersey did a great job recoring the original radiator in my Grampa's 71 Lincoln. Around $400 and was done in a couple days. Old time shop that has been in business a long time.

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Dying business. I am lucky enough to have a good one within a few blocks of my office. Fellow is carrying on his dad's business started in the 50's.

Pretty sure there is no one to take over when he retires.
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A-Len here in Downers Grove is outstanding. https://alenauto.com/
He's done many for me over the years,as he cut his teeth on Radiators first & foremost,then recently expanded his business into Auto sales & Repair,as his location is Key.He's on a very busy street corner,that clients would leave their fixed cars on with FOR SALE signs in it & they would sell,so he took advantage of that.
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Razzi did a great job, fair price, & fast turn around. Thanks EPL!

Also, looking at this original curved neck radiator versus a reproduction curved neck - there are a lot of differences. One that is really obvious is the length of the curved neck!
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length of the curved neck probably does not matter once the hose is on.
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Can you comment on pricing? I've been quoted $500-$800 for a chevelle 3 row with a core price "around $400". I know I paid $400 out the door from the same guy 10 years ago but double that sounds crazy high.
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Razzi did a great job, fair price, & fast turn around. Thanks EPL!

Also, looking at this original curved neck radiator versus a reproduction curved neck - there are a lot of differences. One that is really obvious is the length of the curved neck!
Inside radius of the original is bigger which drives the longer length
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