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Old 01-15-2022, 08:35 AM   #21
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It was probably ten years ago that someone told me cork valve cover gaskets would stop the leaks on my small block ford. I asked if they really still sold that shit haha cork anywhere on a radiator sounds like an absolute shit show to me.
Whatever you say. I'll be sure to post here when we have one come back to us with loose bolts or a leaking gasket...but I've watched him do it since 2009 and haven't had to warranty one yet. Before then he was at our other store, so don't know...


I'm not trying to convince you guys of anything. Faulkner already knows better than that anyway. I'm just sharing my experience. If I worked on equipment that we could buy every radiator we needed and drop it in, I wouldn't ever have to do it this way, but I don't have that luxury. I spend half my time sourcing parts that have been obsolete for 10 plus years.


Here's a radiator question for you all. If I took a radiator out of a Peterbilt with a 425hp Cummins engine, and put it in a tractor with the same 425hp Cummins engine, will it cool it?
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Old 01-15-2022, 10:16 AM   #22
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I’m not saying it doesn’t work. I’ve never touched a big truck either so I wouldn’t know. Just surprising to me how the radiators are designed and that they use cork gaskets. If it works it works.
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Chris with this one model radiator I had options of 4-6 rows, straight or staggered, dimpled or straight tube and I know Iíve seen an AG option where the fins are straight and farther apart to make them easier to clean. All sold as complete radiators.

As far as cork Iím guessing this video a friend sent me a few months ago sums it up.

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Old 01-15-2022, 04:10 PM   #24
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That IA seems to have a bit more humor than most I’ve dealt with.
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It was probably ten years ago that someone told me cork valve cover gaskets would stop the leaks on my small block ford. I asked if they really still sold that shit haha cork anywhere on a radiator sounds like an absolute shit show to me.
I have a rocker cover that would never seal with the modern plastic/rubber gasket just because it had been deformed around the bolt holes, cork gasket fixed it, though these have a layer of metal in between the layers of cork.
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That IA seems to have a bit more humor than most Iíve dealt with.

Correct, most drink the Kool-Aid that the way itís always been done is the best way. No itís just the way it was originally certified and thanks to government BS it costs millions to prove any other way is better.
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It was probably ten years ago that someone told me cork valve cover gaskets would stop the leaks on my small block ford. I asked if they really still sold that shit haha cork anywhere on a radiator sounds like an absolute shit show to me.
LMAO

Everything in the v8 racing world seems to be oring nowadays with a dovetail groove.
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Chris with this one model radiator I had options of 4-6 rows, straight or staggered, dimpled or straight tube and I know Iíve seen an AG option where the fins are straight and farther apart to make them easier to clean. All sold as complete radiators.


Good, I'll have to look them up, because most are just "here's a radiator"

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