quote:Someone had mentioned recently about having the original recored and putting the 'body' of the orginal radiator around it to look and fit like OEM.
Garth, is this what you mean by OEM style?
By "OEM style" I mean a stock style copper/brass radiator. Any small town radiator shop can order appropriate core material for your radiator and rebuild yours with a new core and even a more efficient core.
My original factory stock radiator developed a small leak years ago because the core was finally rotting after 30+ years and 87,000 miles of driving. I pulled the radiator and took it to a local radiator shop and had it 'rodded out' and the leaks soldered for $75. Drove it another 3-4 years before the core began to develop another small drip when hot. At that point I decided it was time to fix it properly or replace it. I checked prices with several shops on completely rebuilding my radiator vs ordering one from a vendor, and decided to go the vendor route and get a new copper/brass stock-style radiator. Not a problem since. And I've never had cooling problems, even in 100-degree weather stop-n-go traffic.
As a side note, I still have my original radiator. I can't bring myself to throw out any Pantera part if it's remotely rebuildable. It's a disease.