1988 4964f need rad

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  1. n4ane

    n4ane Light Load Member

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    I have a 1988 westernstar with the slow flow big cam cummins and I new and in need of some part numbers for a new core the dealers tell me there is no build info. I can't be the only guy needing a radiator for this truck anyone have some part numbers?
     
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  3. Happily Retired

    Happily Retired Road Train Member

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    I put a core in my '82 WS, got it from one of those "radiator guys" in Chicago, and all I told them was the model and year of the truck, 4964. It was an easy job and solved my cooling problems.
     
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  4. clausland

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    I needed to replace the radiator in a '89 chevy C70, not an uncommon truck back in the day by any stretch, couldn't find one anywhere. Ended up taking the bad radiator to an old school "radiator shop" and had it re-cored, wasn't cheap. While talking to the owner, an older gent well into his '70's, he told me that shops like his were slowly becoming extinct. Why?, because of not much need anymore. Today we mostly have aluminum radiators, they go bad, scrap them and replace with new. Problem's compounded that few places stock parts for older trucks/equipment.

    Try and find a shop that knows how to properly re-core it for you, good luck....
     
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  5. baha

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    You need to be sure that its still a low/flow cooling, most of them have been changed back to the old cooling system?
     
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  6. n4ane

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    Unfortunately there isn't may (old school rad shops) the closest one is 3 hours away and is backed up can't get same day service and they can't tell me if they have the parts in stock and no weekends
     
  7. n4ane

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    Unfortunately you are correct it's definitely becoming a harder and harder to find one we used to have one but they closed 15 years ago
     
  8. n4ane

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    Thats my understanding and it maybe long term better off changing to high flow but more upfront cost I will post a couple pictures of the engine bay but both hoses are on the bottom and small diameter 20201120_074936.jpg 20201120_074936.jpg
     
  9. n4ane

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    Opps uploaded the same picture twice 20201120_074946.jpg
     
  10. n4ane

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    I finally was able to get some time today and call several dealers out of the area and got this part number but Google only comes up with 1 results
    1s0158460000
     
  11. Rideandrepair

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    Did you ever find a radiator? If so where?
     
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