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Need a new radiator

Where's the best place to get a good buy on a new radiator? Mine is leaking on the floor. I had it repaired 5 years ago and now it is leaking again. I want a new 4 core 17 1/2" with Auto Trans radiator for my 67 GTO. Who are the top manufacturers of GTO Radiators in the USA? Ames, YearOne and Performance Years are way too high in my opinion.
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I got my 4 core for my '67 4sp from Ames 6+years. Very satisfied.
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The guy I bought my GTO from got his from NPD. That was about 2 years ago and no issues so far.
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The guy I bought my GTO from got his from NPD. That was about 2 years ago and no issues so far.
Probably all made in the same factory in China....
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I've ran an Afco radiator in my car for over 12 years and it works great. Paint it black and no one would know it was aluminum. They offer stamped tanks (what I run) or fabricated tanks (which do not look stock) but all are aluminum.

afco radiator from Speedway Motors, America's Oldest Speed Shop

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Prices start at $200, I think I paid $250 or so through my local radiator shop. Afco also offers electric fan packages with their radiators that fit perfectly.
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I just got mine recored with a new 4 row copper core. Only the tanks are original, but it is like a new one but more original. You cant even tell it was recored. I had it done at parthenia radiator in california. They have been there since the 60s and haven't changed.
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does anyone know if the original radiator in the 67 GTO had the drain pet *&%[email protected]^!*&%[email protected]^!*&%[email protected]^!*&%[email protected]^! on the left or the right?
Does it matter?
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I just noticed that this web page thought I was try to write a dirty word and replaced it with *&%[email protected]^!*&%[email protected]^!*&%[email protected]^!*&%[email protected]^!
I can't help it if the drain plug is called a (I'll try spelling it as one word this time) DrainPetCock.
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You dirty dirty man....
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I bought a new high efficiency radiator from Ames performance for $529.00. It's manufactured by US Radiator in California. The Ames part number is p119amh. The US Radiator part number is 027290aanz. My old radiator which was not an original has tubes on 9/16" centers wit the drain plug on the right ( passenger side). The new radiator has tubes on 3/8" centers with the drain plug on the left side. According to USRadiator, the 3/8 will cool 20 percent better. Does any one know the correct location for the drain plug? Looks to me like it wouldn't matter.
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