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D2 going in the shop

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4 months 4 days ago #228399 by d2gary
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Mounted the fenders today.
Off to the radiator shop tomorrow.
With 4 to try to make one I'm hopeful but the guy wasn't really enthusiastic about working on but wanted to put a new core in my old tanks. I think there is one really good core and one that I would be ok with. I'm not an expert or in the business of selling radiator cores so we'll see.
Mounted the fenders today.
Off to the radiator shop tomorrow.
With 4 to try to make one I'm hopeful but the guy wasn't really enthusiastic about working on but wanted to put a new core in my old tanks. I think there is one really good core and one that I would be ok with. I'm not an expert or in the business of selling radiator cores so we'll see.
  
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4 months 4 days ago #228404 by D4Jim
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When the radiator guy drops the "good core" in the cleaning bath it won't take long to see if it is worth saving. Most of the radiators that I tried to have refurbished over the years all disintegrated in the first cleaning. Radiators are expensive as I replaced the radiator in an old 4440 JD to the tune of $3400 when all was said and done.

Hope your lucky rabbits foot is working and that you can use one of the old cores.

ACMOC Member 22 years
D47U 1950
Cat 112 1949
Cat 40 Scraper

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4 months 3 days ago #228427 by d2gary
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Well you called it D4Jim , he just didn't want to mess with the old cores. He picked the best tanks, which happened to be the ones from my tractor and said I can recore this one. $750 all said and done, ouch. Well at least I'll never have to worry about the radiator again.

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4 months 2 days ago #228444 by mog5858
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very nice work. the rad guy was just seeing all that nice copper core and with them bring almost at 4.00 an lb right now I sure he will replace them all day long. help's to grow the beer fund. what the new core made out of? keep up the good work.

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4 months 2 days ago #228455 by Ray54
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The radiators are not hard to work on compared to much of the other work you have done. I can understand time and wanting it done after the years you have spent. But save the old ones yet. About a day to CAREFULLY rod the crud out of tubes. I have had good luck tapping aluminum strip down plugged tubes. Some I had to start with brass welded all non fluxed rod, tap and pull tap a bit father in then move to the other side of the tube then go with a strip of aluminum. But the fan may have chewed things up. But if there is a chance they could be good with a rodding out they could be better than anything you can buy today.

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4 months 1 day ago #228463 by neil
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A D2 fuel dipstick makes a good rodding strip although it doesn't go all the way through. If the hose is directed from the other end, then the dipstick is good for loosening up light crud "from this end"

Cheers,
Neil

Pittsford, NY

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3 months 4 weeks ago #228591 by trainzkid88
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soaking the core in a extra strong solution of laundry detergent such as omo for a couple of weeks may free up some of the crud then gentle application of compressed air to blow them clear you may be able to salvage them.

the rad service probably didnt want to spend the time and have you comeback later bitching that it leaks or cooked the motor and you end up costing him customers since you tell others about it. so yes they want to do recores and yes the price of scrap influences too

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3 months 4 weeks ago #228597 by d2gary
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The radiators were all pretty clean inside and came off of machines that weren't leaking. They also had bright green anti freeze in them. I will be getting the core back and the other two are in dry storage in my shop. I wouldn't hesitate to use them to get a machine "working " but just wanted something a little better for my rebuild. I have repaired and modified radiators in the past but again just didn't want to mess around and take a chance to have to go back and redo something that deep in the machine.

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3 months 2 weeks ago #228761 by d2gary
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Got a few more pieces on, almost to the point where I'll be waiting for a radiator and equalizer spring before I can go to much further. I still have a few pieces that can get paint and go on before I get stopped waiting for parts. 
The following user(s) said Thank You: bernie, Cat Yellow1, sheddcanyon

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3 months 2 weeks ago #228794 by trainzkid88
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its coming together nicely.

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