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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old Sep 28th, 08, 7:54 PM Thread Starter
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Reproduction "Harrison" radiators

Did a search and found many threads on repro radiators, but none for the Harrison.

Just wondering if anybody has purchased one, or had a chance to see one up close. Do they look correct? Have you had any operational problems with it?

This may go on my "things to consider" list for the future. They certainly are expensive so it's good to confirm things in advance.

Appreciate any input.

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Re: Reproduction "Harrison" radiators

Can't comment on the rad, but I certainly agree with the expensive part. I couldn't justify it, just went with an Alumitech ( which was pricey enough ).

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Who is doing the repro Harrison ??

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The Parts Place, $695.00


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Re: Reproduction "Harrison" radiators

I went with a Alumintech also and painted it black. The only difference is it doesn't say Harrison, which on mine would be hard to see with the battery and AC line.

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Who is doing the repro Harrison ??
Not for 66's SEB..
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Not for 66's SEB..
Well..... that's not too smart of them now is it.

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DON,sent you some info via Email so ck it out,hope it helps you.

I have been watching ebay and other sources for a few yrs now trying to find an original harrison man trans rad to restore and have found nothing yet,have seen mult auto trans rads but not 1 man trans 3 or 4 core original harriosn rad to restore.

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DON,sent you some info via Email so ck it out,hope it helps you.

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Got all your emails Scott, thanks buddy.

It was that Ebay ad from The Parts Place that got me thinking on this. I unfortunately will not do business with them. Their price is $695 and good old Jim from Heartbeat City has the same thing for $1,095

However, that third item you sent sounds interesting Scott. I will keep that information on file for future reference should I decide to proceed at some point. Thanks again.

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Hi Don,NP.

Let me know if you find any other new 4 core rad's other then the ones i sent you because i will also be in the market for a 4 core for my 69 396 too so let me know if you find any new one.

Let me know which one you decide to go with if any.

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I found an original Harrison 4 core rad for manual trans on ebay. I paid $125.00 for it, and that was at the time parts were at peak pricing. Keep looking and don't stop, they are still out there.

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TRACY,thanks,boy i must have missed that one because i have been on ebay constantly for for a few yrs now looking for an original man trans 3 or 4 core rad to have restored.

I am just about ready to throw in the towel and pop for a new $400 4 core that looks right but no harrison logo and am considering the $695 repop harriosn bit thats a sttrech for me $ wise at this time .

My current rep 4 core i bought back in 1982 ish so its pushing 26yrs old and is doing an ok job coolng but it margianl when up to and over 90 deg when in traffic. I would recore that rad but its a fit all rad that had auto trans tanks and i dont want that,i want it right this time arround with rad for man trans with no trans cooler in it.

But back in 1982 when i bought the repl 4 core i had no idea i would would still own that same car i bought in 1978/30yrs later or i would have tried to get the right rad to rep the ailing stock 3 core rad or i would have had the stock/original 3 core rad re-cored to 4 core,just want thinking long term at that time and what the value of that car would be in the future be basically fully #'s matching to this day other then the rad.

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Scott,
You could also use an original 4 core Harrison from an auto and since most will need recore anyway, you could have the auto trans holes welded shut. I've seen it done, you can't tell. I will keep my eyes open for you.

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Tracey,thaks for the tip/idea on having the auto trans coler removed and the holes welded shut,could be good resolution to me not being able to find a good doner man trans rad.

Thanks...Scott

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Re: Reproduction "Harrison" radiators

I feel the same way as some of the rest of you guys, who can afford one to say how good of a reproduction they are. They may have the Harrison logo but they dont have date codes and some dont have any codes at all, so you know you are looking at a reproduction when you dont see codes on the end tanks. I am like Scott I'm still looking for the original radiator to materalize so I can restore it and proudly display it in my Chevelle. My radiator seems very scarce, its for my 68 SS 396 4spd. the large end tank has XM embossed in it and it should have a tag on it with the large code letters OJ embossed on it and it is a 3 core radiator. On another note I have found some 69 and 70 DO radiators if someone is intrested.
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