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Radiators from Worley Auto Parts
« on: November 09, 2023, 11:53:25 pm »
Hello!
Does anyone know this shop? https://worleyautoparts.com.au/
Have you ever bought something from them?
They are Chinese made (with warehouse in Australia) and reviews are not great.

I’m looking for an aluminium radiator for my ‘55 Ford Customline, and I’m struggling to find one. Plenty of brass/copper radiators around, but not ideal in WA heat.
It would be either the mob above, or a custom made radiator from PWR ($1,600+)…
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Re: Radiators from Worley Auto Parts
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2023, 12:51:22 pm »
I got one for my 66 mustang. Got one in a standard size (17inch wide) and it worked great! Didn't quite keep up when I put heads, cam and supercharger on it but I've just bought another one that's a bit bigger.

Interestingly I had an engineering friend do some flow/heat transfer tests on a cheap ebay radiator ($110) and a mishimoto  radiator ($600). Both radiators transferred the same amount of heat and flowed the same. These cheap radiators are getting to be decent quality now, both radiators I got had decent aluminium (welded fine with no impurities) and the build quality was ok (not as good as PWR). My only real concern is the longevity of the cheap radiators.

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Re: Radiators from Worley Auto Parts
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2023, 01:39:37 pm »
I got one for my 66 mustang. Got one in a standard size (17inch wide) and it worked great! Didn't quite keep up when I put heads, cam and supercharger on it but I've just bought another one that's a bit bigger.

Interestingly I had an engineering friend do some flow/heat transfer tests on a cheap ebay radiator ($110) and a mishimoto  radiator ($600). Both radiators transferred the same amount of heat and flowed the same. These cheap radiators are getting to be decent quality now, both radiators I got had decent aluminium (welded fine with no impurities) and the build quality was ok (not as good as PWR). My only real concern is the longevity of the cheap radiators.

Hi Chris,
thanks for that.
Did you buy directly from Worley or through one of their ebay shops?
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Re: Radiators from Worley Auto Parts
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2023, 02:29:18 pm »
Through ebay.

The only thing that id add is the standard mounting brackets might not suit perfectly. I modified mine to make it fit a bit tighter to the radiator support panel.

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Re: Radiators from Worley Auto Parts
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2023, 06:25:23 pm »
thanks Chris
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Re: Radiators from Worley Auto Parts
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2023, 08:16:07 pm »
Aussie Desert Cooler has customline radiators in brass / copper and aluminium, in quite a few engine options. Most start around $1000
https://aussiedesertcooler.shop/search?q=ford+customline
 

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Re: Radiators from Worley Auto Parts
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2023, 08:25:59 pm »
Aussie Desert Cooler has customline radiators in brass / copper and aluminium, in quite a few engine options. Most start around $1000
https://aussiedesertcooler.shop/search?q=ford+customline

Thanks, on Monday I will give them a call!
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Re: Radiators from Worley Auto Parts
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2023, 10:10:01 pm »
Have been running an EBay radiator for about four years now.
When fitted the radiator there was a pinhole in one of the welds near the cap, but peened the weld with a hammer and it hasn’t leaked since. Radiator cap supplied is junk and corrodes away in a matter of weeks. Bin it and get a good replacement.
Plastic drain plug was a different thread to hole in radiator, but that didn’t stop them cross threading it in.
Got a new correct thread one.
Otherwise has been all ok.

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Re: Radiators from Worley Auto Parts
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2023, 09:17:24 am »
I ran the same one - they all look the same build - in a standard 302.
Cooled fine but the tubes are very small diameter so the crud in the block ended up blocking them. Radiator guys won't touch them but for $200 you just buy a new one. Put a filter on for sure.
I replaced it with a big block copper one as it was going for cheap.
I have Aussie Desert Coolers fans on it. They do pull it down from 90 to 82 reasonably quickly on a hot day but they don't list the CFM or amps needed to run them. I haven't had this thing sitting n traffic on a *hot* day yet but the 30's we've had in Sydney the setup has coped.
So, a tentative tick for Aussie desert cooler fans.

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Re: Radiators from Worley Auto Parts
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2023, 12:31:00 am »
Thanks all!

I’m really tempted to buy the Worley radiator at $185, install it, and use it. It seems correct in terms of measurements.
If it fails, I could use it as mock up to send to PWR.

But I’m also tempted to consider Aussie desert cooler…

Tough choices  :grin:
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Re: Radiators from Worley Auto Parts
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2024, 04:11:19 pm »
Via eBay. One additional note: The standard mounting brackets cannacraftcorner might not fit perfectly. I personally modified mine to ensure a tighter fit against the radiator pureplantpleasures support panel.
« Last Edit: May 01, 2024, 11:58:38 pm by Lisandrowaelchi »