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    ColdCaseJoe Cold Case Radiators / Pypes Exhaust FABO Vendor

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    We are proud to be a Sponsor of For A Bodies Only. I'm sure many of you are asking 'Who the heck is Cold Case?' I thought I'd post a little FAQ here that I think will answer most of your questions:

    Q- Is Cold Case a new company?

    A- While the Cold Case brand is only a couple of years old, Cold Case is a product line of Max Performance Inc. which has been in business as a specialty American car and truck parts supplier for the past 30 years and was started by the same people who brought you Pypes Performance Exhaust.

    Q- there's a lot of debate over Copper/Brass or Aluminum.

    A- And there probably always will be. If you are doing a concours correct numbers matching vehicle, you simply need an original copper/brass OEM radiator. However, Aluminum, although much lighter, is incredibly strong when no epoxy is used. It dissipates heat faster. It looks nicer. Aluminum pricing is down and copper pricing is up. It's a change for the better for most of you! As you read further, you'll see we've answered any other negatives with regard to aluminum.

    Q- The market is full of Radiator Companies. Why yet another?!

    A- Yes, agreed. We fully admit there is no shortage of expensive high quality radiators and there is no shortage of no-name aluminum radiators on all over Ebay and Amazon but we feel there is a big need for a high quality brand you can trust at a price that is not all that far off of the cheap no-name brands.

    Q- Do you have radiators for everything? Do you do custom work?

    A- At this time, we don't do custom work. We only make radiators that we have identified as at least somewhat popular. Everything we have is made in a production environment in reasonable quantities. This allows us to keep our prices down,

    Q- So what makes Cold Case better than the high end brands

    A- We're not claiming to be better than these brands. In fact, one of the disadvantages of Cold Case is that we don't do custom work and we don't do specialty high horsepower vehicles at this time. However, our construction quality, design elements, tig welding and materials all rival the big guys. One thing we can claim that beats some of the expensive box welded tank lines is that our radiators are designed to fit in the factory position with factory hardware, shrouds and brackets in most cases. We can claim this because both our top and bottom tanks are stamped to look and fit like originals.

    Q- What makes Cold Case better than the all the no name brands?

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    1. We have stamped tanks for an OEM look and application correct fitment
    2. Rather than using 2,3 or 4 small tubes in our cores, All our radiators are built with BB capacity utilizing 2 oversize rows that cool 20,30 or even 40% better than 4, 3 or 2 row cores the no name brands use.
    3. All our tanks are fully polished
    4. We use OEM petcock valves
    5. Our filler necks are welded from the inside instead of the outside.
    6. Our filler necks allow you to use an OEM radiator cap if you choose.
    7. Because we use OEM style tanks, ours can mount using all the factory brackets, fan shrouds and hardware.
    8. We offer a Lifetime Warranty and a 60 day cool guarantee.
    9. Our tech staff is always available by phone or e-mail to answer your questions
    10. Although the brand is new, our parent company has been around for 30 years. You can trust we'll be around in the future.

    Q- How can you offer such a high quality product at such a reasonable price?

    A- 1. We use stamped tanks which require less welding to produce
    2. Our line isn't quite as expansive as others but each model we make is
    made in higher production volume to reduce costs.
    3. We're the new kid on the block. We have to get your attention
    somehow. Maybe if we get rich and famous, we'll raise our prices
    too! smile.gif

    We'll be monitoring this forum and from time to time should be able to objectively contribute helpful information to solve your cooling problems in the future. Thanks for giving us this opportunity.

    Cold Case Aluminum Radiators
     
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    • toolmanmike

      toolmanmike FABO MODERATOR Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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      Welcome to FABO Looks like you have things covered. Post some pics of your wares when youi can.

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        A-body radiator pics ?
        Pricing ?
         
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        Dana FABO Vendor FABO Vendor

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        Made in the states??
         
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        You list A body as 68 through 74. Pre 70 has a different water pump with different inlet and outlet on the radiator. You list the same radiator fitting B&E bodies too, when they are taller than an A body radiator. Also pictures, pricing, and dimensions are critical to making a decision
         
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        I love to watch your show Cold Case Files....
         
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        • ColdCaseJoe

          ColdCaseJoe Cold Case Radiators / Pypes Exhaust FABO Vendor

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          Johnny,
          We will have pictures for this line in early March. Pricing is going to be $369 direct from us, and $319 from our dealers once the line is picked up.
           
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          ColdCaseJoe Cold Case Radiators / Pypes Exhaust FABO Vendor

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          The pictures will be updated in early March so you know exactly what you are getting. If the dimensions are not listed on the product page, please give us a call at 1-844-629-7373 one of tech's will be happy to answer your questions. Pricing is going to be $369 direct from us and $319 through our dealers once they arrive (again, March).
           
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          ColdCaseJoe Cold Case Radiators / Pypes Exhaust FABO Vendor

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          We like to think we are a versatile company :)
           
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            ColdCaseJoe Cold Case Radiators / Pypes Exhaust FABO Vendor

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            Everything is designed and tested in-house at our Hatfield, PA location, but they are manufactured overseas.
             
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            krazykuda Well-Known Member FABO Gold Member How-To Section Editor

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            How do your radiators compare to the stock radiators for performance???
             
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            krazykuda Well-Known Member FABO Gold Member How-To Section Editor

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            Why aren't they made in America????
             
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            • furyus2

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              Also, what about shroud fitment? I already have one that i had to make a shroud to keep the car cool at low speeds. Would be nice to use the factory shroud. Even if you have to make adapters.
               
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              RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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              So then, we may as well get a Chinese made Champion for less than half the price, as they come with a life time warranty.
               
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              • ColdCaseJoe

                ColdCaseJoe Cold Case Radiators / Pypes Exhaust FABO Vendor

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                Our aluminum radiators will be 10-15 degrees cooler than your stock radiator. The aluminum versus copper will be about 1/2 the weight from your stock radiator. For a more in depth look at the benefits of our radiator checkout this page: Why Cold Case?: Cold Case Aluminum Radiators
                 
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                • ColdCaseJoe

                  ColdCaseJoe Cold Case Radiators / Pypes Exhaust FABO Vendor

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                  Stealing a response from our companies President (username: Ccas):

                  "Our radiators are not made in the USA. However, we do have 30+- enthusiastic American staff members in Hatfield, PA that designs, installs, stocks, tests, does quality control, R&D and more. Tig welding is a highly specialized and time consuming skill. This allows us to make a radiator that's as good as a $500-$600 unit for about $320 instead. We could make ours here in the USA but then our price would be the same as a dozen other good brands out there. We've specifically targeted the enthusiast owner that just can't justify spending almost twice the price for a radiator and still not get a stock looking stamped tank unit of comparable quality. But keep in mind that very few radiator companies are 100% made in USA. Most import the cores and tanks and just do the final assembly in the USA. We certainly understand if you want to support a 100% American product. That's your right."
                   
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                  • ColdCaseJoe

                    ColdCaseJoe Cold Case Radiators / Pypes Exhaust FABO Vendor

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                    Ours are OE style, we have provisions for shrouds
                     
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                    • furyus2

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                      When are you releasing a picture of the A body 69 down radiator? What I want is something that fits correctly, and has the round top tank like original. Cool craft makes one, but I would like to see yours also.
                       
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                      I don't mind paying a little more for good quality stuff, with that said....the last aluminum radiator I bought for my daughter's '59 Silver Hawk had 1 1/4" tubes (I used to have a bad cooling problem). It was made by Wizard and fit the old Studebaker perfectly. It now cools great, you didn't mention what size tubes you use in your radiators??? The folks at Wizard also increased the lower (output) outlet size by 20 percent which allows for better flow..... Does your company do that as well?? I (and other members) live in extremely hot climates year round and typically have a problem with cooling our engines.
                      I also own a '69 Barracuda and have been planning to buy an aluminum radiator because it also has cooling issues (especially in the summer). Evidently "SIZE" (tube size) does matter!!:lol:

                      Treblig
                       
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                      • ColdCaseJoe

                        ColdCaseJoe Cold Case Radiators / Pypes Exhaust FABO Vendor

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                        Treblig,
                        Our radiators use (2x) 1" to 1 1/4" Tubes Per Row depending on the application. Our rads are created to match the factory hose sizing, so no, we do not increase the outlet size of the lower output.
                         
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                        • RustyRatRod

                          RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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                          Asked numerous times. Still no pictures.
                           
                        • ColdCaseJoe

                          ColdCaseJoe Cold Case Radiators / Pypes Exhaust FABO Vendor

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                          Because MOPAR applications are tricky, it's hard to search by application. This page has our complete MOPAR listings with pictures: Cold Case Aluminum Radiators
                           
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                            No 1969 Dart Big block??
                             
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                            Your website sucks.

                            And yet another interested in a 69 BB radiator.
                             
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                            • ColdCaseJoe

                              ColdCaseJoe Cold Case Radiators / Pypes Exhaust FABO Vendor

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                              MOPAR radiator's are not as simple as GM and Ford. They are listed by dimensions and not the specific application. We may have a radiator that will work for you, but it just depends on the size you need. Do you know the dimensions of what you need?
                               
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