Source for Replacement Radiator for my 64 with AC

I want to replace the radiator in my 64 DeVille. 

Which vendor is a good source for an OEM type unit?



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Comment by Norman Silverman on October 30, 2018 at 9:52pm

Thanks. Beautiful, fresh green antifreeze and a properly timed/tuned car. No, this is simply a case of radiator fatigue, which I confirmed with my laser temperature gauge; cool spots in a couple of places suggest blockages. Not enough to overheat the car (because it runs well and is in proper tune) but enough to cause it to run just a bit hotter than I would like. Still the original radiator, which I am first going to have boiled out, rodded out and sealed up. Then we'll see.

Comment by Tony and Ginny 429 on October 30, 2018 at 9:48pm
How old is your antifreeze ?
Old antireeze will not disapate heat very well
Most have a one year or 5 year life depending on the brand

Retarded timing will cause the engine to run hotter
Only readjust the timing after installing new points unless you have a pertronics ignition system
Then you can reajust without causing a problem

Enjoy or your doing it wrong
Comment by Anders on October 30, 2018 at 3:50pm

Maybe just a good flush of the radiator and the engine block might do it. But a newly painted "original" radiator is nice as well.

Comment by Norman Silverman on October 30, 2018 at 2:11pm

I think that's what I'll do just as soon as I get the car back from the body shop where it is being carefully polished out. My car does not overheat, nor does it overflow when shut off but the needle goes to just below half in traffic. All my other (properly running) Cadillacs ran at one needle width below the first quarter (admittedly, those were much newer cars but that's what i recall). 

Comment by Anders on October 30, 2018 at 1:47pm

Take your radiator to a good local shop and have it rebuilt with a new core. You can ask for a thicker core so cooling is increased.

On my -66 DeVille Cab I had a bus repair shop! take it apart and solder in a new core. It was about 1 cm thicker and helped with cooling.

New paint on old frame with new core and you have as close as original as you can ever get.


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