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I have been helping a friend with his restoration on a 1973 1800ES. My job has been the drive train. The one part so far that I cant find is the radiator. Can anyone point me to some vender's? I have the shroud and fan and clutch. The only vendor I have found is IPD and they wont have them for two to three weeks.
 

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MAKE SURE that they have the correct part for the ES. I bought one this spring and it was close.....

Rad Fix pictures from classic cars photos on webshots

If you can see, there is no mounting lip on the top for the fan shroud. I had to glue the tab with automotive adhesive. You may also notice the screws with shims holding the side of the shroud in place. The side panels were NOT drilled for mounting the shroud. This had to be done CAREFULLY and then spacers added to complete the job.

I was not completely happy with these issues and they assured me they would ensure subsequent versions would not have this problem.

Volvo rads from those days were universal, which is good, but make sure you get one that's 100% correct.
 

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MAKE SURE that they have the correct part for the ES. I bought one this spring and it was close.....

Rad Fix pictures from classic cars photos on webshots

If you can see, there is no mounting lip on the top for the fan shroud. I had to glue the tab with automotive adhesive. You may also notice the screws with shims holding the side of the shroud in place. The side panels were NOT drilled for mounting the shroud. This had to be done CAREFULLY and then spacers added to complete the job.


I was not completely happy with these issues and they assured me they would ensure subsequent versions would not have this problem.

Volvo rads from those days were universal, which is good, but make sure you get one that's 100% correct.
Thanks I will call them In the morning. I also through many phone calls found a guy on the East coast by the last name Tebo, don't know if I spelled that right. He has radiators to fit the 1800ES. He did say that if I was using the shroud I would have to do some fitting. Sounds like the same radiator you purchased. He gave me a price of $340.00.

Don't know anything about him, but the price looks good. What do you think?
 

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You could check if there's a local rad repair shop that can re-core yours. If the top and bottom tanks are fine, you wouldn't have any worries about rebuilding it and fitting the original shroud. Make sure they use a core that has the same or greater cooling capacity. There are two side bolts with rubber rings and a rubber ring at the centre of the bottom tank that forms a rad support - don't loose them.

Could be the best choice in the long run.
 

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You could check if there's a local rad repair shop that can re-core yours. If the top and bottom tanks are fine, you wouldn't have any worries about rebuilding it and fitting the original shroud. Make sure they use a core that has the same or greater cooling capacity. There are two side bolts with rubber rings and a rubber ring at the centre of the bottom tank that forms a rad support - don't loose them.

Could be the best choice in the long run.
As of yesterday this is the route we are going. Our local rad shop said they could fit it with a better core than the OEM used, and it would cost about $250.00

I have all the rubber insulators and bolts in a container awaiting installation of rad.

I will let you know how it looks and fits when I get it back. Should be about a week.
 

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I still have my original rad in storage. Maybe I should have re-cored my too - and had a proper installation. If it really bothers me....

Take the week's time and order new upper and lower hoses. Best to change them now. Could do the fan belts too while it's all easily accessible.
 
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