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    I'm finally having a crack at the early 16 I picked up last year. I was wondering if anyone had a decent radiator for sale ... the one in it has got a few leaks and I imagine would be quite pricey to get welded up at a radiator joint. The car has the 1470cc motor. Thanks, Tom

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    Tom,
    My advise with all radiators, "If it is old and leaking have it re-cored" any used rad will be just as bad as what you have. A radiator is the life of an engine.

    Ray
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    The earlier radiators are pretty hard to find and even harder to find in good workable condition. I'd follow Ray's advice and get it re-cored. I had an early one done at Eastern Radiators (Nunawading) about 3 years ago. It was around $400. They did a good job. Can you post up some pictures of your 16??

    BTW early 16TS's had the early radiator as well, up to 1970. They can be changed over to a later bigger style if you can find a replacement housing bracket.
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    I have about three or four in good condition with fans if you are interested. You can have the best one for a case of beer if you can arrange inspection and pick up.

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    Hi Busta, appreciate it. I don't really want to spend $400 on a recore (as much as I agree with the other posters here), as at this stage I just want to get the car running ok and then make a call on how far I want to go. I might try my luck on one of yours for a case of beer if you're happy with that. I'm back in Melbourne later in the week. Can I call you?

    ps Sarosa, there are some pics on the car in the "R16 Register" of the "Renault Specific Forum".

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    Send me a pm and I'll give you a number. I am Sydney based.

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