Happi, If it's any consolation to you at all, I was just 'gifted' a '78 Dodge camper van. Yeah I know it's a cool gift. BUT. I get to rebuild pretty much the whole thing before it'll be road-worthy. Thanks for the project,Evan!
And for what it's worth I wouldn't screw around with a flush job. You're getting a good price for the new set-up. Make sure it's a 3 or even 4 core radiator. [Heavy-duty model]
I'm really glad you did not do the chemical flush. I ruined a Subaru motor that way. Ate right through a head gasket. Which was probably on it's way out anyway.
In fact, I think my other beater 4x4 wagon, a really cool Toyota, probably had a clogged radiator and before I could address it, blew a HG.
Too bad I wasn't there, I could help you install a new radiator, I've done it. It would probably take us all day and some bashed knuckles, lol
$400 sounds pretty good, but I know I'd choke on that right now too.
She makes really nice jewelry people, and it's very reasonable.
My ignore button is working again. ;->
Some folks just jealous of us gypsy's eh happie? Outraged a lurker enough to get him to post too! Yeah.
Thread drift. Yes I have prime also. Great shipping turnaround and if you return something you can print a pre paid ups label...convenient...an amount will be deducted from your refund, but I've found it to be even slightly less than what a UPS store would charge.
Good luck, Happie, yes Julia, I like the gypsy analogy!
I buy a lot of car parts through Amazon now, most of the Prime items are fulfilled through an Amazon warehouse, mainly Phoenix because Amazon avoided California for years to avoid sales tax. Incredibly fast shipping. Sometimes I order in the morning and get the item the next day.
Autozone is spamming me almost daily with coupons and discounts, they must be getting squeezed by Amazon and eBay. Amazon must get some huge discounts on shipping because there is no way a casual seller paying full price for shipping could make money at the prices they are selling for.
I looked at radiators on Amazon at radiators and they had some good deals. If I was driving cross country on a shoestring I would take advantage of being stuck in a cool place and fix the problem the cheap way. Flagstaff is a little cool at night now, but the days are nice.
I buy so much on Amazon that when I tried to return an item recently Amazon just refunded the purchase and told me to keep the item. Might have been because sellers pay Amazon monthly to store items. If the seller decides to quit selling on Amazon they have to pay to have Amazon ship everything back, a lot of them just tell Amazon to keep the stuff. Returns might be the same deal, it is cheaper for the seller to have the buyer keep the item because I am sure Amazon charges them to restock the item.