Don’t be ashamed. Better $afe than sorry!
I understand that my re-core (honeycomb core, radiator not yet re-assembled) will cost $2,654 for the core and $900 for labor to assemble the radiator. I was told that a v-cell core would have cost $2,316. That was from the fellow that everyone I trust recommended. I opted for the honeycomb, as the v-cell was not that much of a saving. (I was also told that a reputable restoration firm had installed a modern core on a car like mine, but with the faster flow, the water was not being sufficiently cooled, and the modern core was replaced with a honeycomb core.) That’s all I know.