In Reply to: 8N radiator posted by Scott McKinnon NC on February 16, 2017 at 16:10:17:
All of the cheapest replacement radiators are "universal fit" type with an automotive core. Usually made in China. Smaller automotive tubes and fin spacing means they might cool well when new, but will clog with trash much faster on most working tractors. The "universal fit" means they don't fit any of the stated applications very well, but can sometimes be made to work. Some of the more expensive replacements are supposed to be "restoration quality". Those are usually made in India. When I looked at those prices, it made a lot more sense to take my old one to a radiator shop. When I got it back it looked like new, fit perfectly, and cost was somewhere between the various new replacements.