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Very new here and was wondering if anyone may have a spare radiator for sale for a Buick model 22-34 . Mine took a dump on me and would like a spare to replace it. Not too many craftsman left in the area to trust with the original to repair it. I would like a second radiator in case it was not repaired correctly.. Any help is appreciated.

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Sorry about that. from West Seneca, New York. It's a 22 roadster. I spent the last 8 years getting rid of the rust and cant drive it. Worst mistake was flushing it out. overheats badly and leaks really bad now.

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3rd Generation...as the crow flys I'm about 250 miles from you in upstate New York...I had a 22-34 and a 23-38 each having radiator troubles. I had them both recored not using the original expensive old style radiator material. I used an old timer in Amsterdam NY "Amsterdam Radiator" and in both cases the results were excellent...certainly you must have a radiator shop closer to you. I think the radiator that Mark posted is a 6 cylinder radiator with the crank going through the lower radiator tank. As memory serves me on the 4 cylinder the crank was below radiator

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Thanks Tom, I think your correct on the crank handle. Unfortunately here, there are a lot of "old" businesses going under and some to be very good radiator shops with the late model plastic involved they cant survive. I try to do everything myself but putting a torch to 90 yr old fatigued metal is best left to a professional. Thanks for the help on this.

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Thanks for the tips guys. Sounds like a couple of skilled shops not too far from home. I will do some contacting and let you know how I made out. Spring is around the corner and way too much work into this car to let it sit. Thanks again

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I guess I got an education in the antique market. $3000.00 for a new core that is similiar to the original. i am old school and think that's pretty expensive. They say they can replace it with a later model design but i think that would detract from the looks of the car.

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Check Hemmings and the various Forums for radiator shops. Each forum has a "search" function. Here's one shop, for example. There are more closer to you, I'm sure. Call local restoration shops for referrals.

Phil

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I thought my 27 Buick Rad was junk but a rad shop here fixed it. There is a company Maine Rad in Lewiston, Me. They have a sheet of honeycomb the same as orginial Buick Rad that they put in front of a modern Rad. Looks just like a orginial honerycomb Rad. I was going that route but mine was fixable. Quote of $5000. to do a new honeycomb. Good Luck

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