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    Owner/Operator

Radiator Recommendations

Jesse

New member
Hows it going everyone, I'm new to this forum and was wondering if anyone out there has a good recommendation for a radiator for my 345 V8. This past summer I picked up a 1974 IH 100 Pickup with 4wd and a 4 speed. The truck overall is in great shape (pictured below), but the radiator thats in it right now is stock and has a slow leak and I'm tired of topping it off. I saw this here radiator on ebay:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1969-1975-...ickup-Aluminum-Radiator-USA-MADE/110925052766
and it looks solid, but figured I'd run it by some of you guru wizards before purchasing since I'm still a newbie to the IH scene.
Thanks in advance. I'll be sure to keep y'all posted on the progress I make on this truck. Also let me know if you have any questions for me.

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ihpartsjeff

Administrator & Owner
Staff member
The radiator you linked fits poorly in our opinion. We have dealt with them once before and that was all we needed to know these are not a good alternative. No one otherwise makes a good replacement for your truck. Our suggestion is to pull the existing radiator out and take it to a local shop and have them recore it. Copper isn't cheap these days so expect to pay at least $400-$500 to have this done.
 

Jesse

New member
The radiator you linked fits poorly in our opinion. We have dealt with them once before and that was all we needed to know these are not a good alternative. No one otherwise makes a good replacement for your truck. Our suggestion is to pull the existing radiator out and take it to a local shop and have them recore it. Copper isn't cheap these days so expect to pay at least $400-$500 to have this done.
Thanks for the feedback! I'll call around to a few local shops and see how much that would cost. Seems like a good option to me so I can keep the stock radiator.
 

Robert Kenney

Super Moderator
If you are Los Angeles county CA, but what's the chance of that, I would recommend Victors Radiator Service in Pomona. Have had several reworked by them.
 
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