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So our 1972 RR SS radiator (located in US) was identified as a weak leak during a pre-purchase inspection and has lived up to our expectations by beginning to leak.

Presuming that there’s no such thing as a new radiator that drops into a 1971 RR SS, we would like to contemplate the relative differences between finding an expert to overhaul our radiator, and just buying an overhauled radiator from Flying Spares (or somebody else for that matter).

New to the RR community, so wanted to try to understand the general experience with FS reconditioned parts, etc.

Thanks in advance for any perspectives

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These are heavy!. Simply have yours re-cored. Your core is measured, a new one is ordered, cut and trimmed to fit the top and bottom tanks, soldered around the edges and its done. Same as Flying Spares.
 

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Not to mention, this is not "rocket science." Any competent radiator shop should be able to take your radiator and either recore it or, were it necessary, fabricate a replacement in its entirety using it as the template. That will be far less expensive than shipping a unit from the UK.
 
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My experience with Flying Spares has been very good -- both for new parts and reconditioned.

That being said, I wouldn't ship a radiator across the pond either -- easier to get it done locally.
 
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