Need some help w/ buying a new Radiator

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Postby zeke » Thu Nov 02, 2006 4:31 pm

ColinOpseth wrote:You can run Dexcool with aluminum but it can gum up if you aren't careful.

Try hanging a piece of nickel in the radiator. It should attract most of the electrolysis. I believe they did that in Cadillacs in the early 1980s.



Maybe aluminum rads should have a sacrificial element like a water heater has with it's anode? :idea:
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Postby djv8ga » Thu Nov 02, 2006 7:21 pm

MonzaRacer...I think I have problems because it's almost always 100* or hotter out here in Phoenix. I could be wrong though.
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Postby heinz057 » Thu Nov 02, 2006 8:21 pm

jc whitney sells a anode radiator cap for aluminum radiators
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Postby zeke » Fri Nov 03, 2006 1:53 am

heinz057 wrote:jc whitney sells a anode radiator cap for aluminum radiators


Dam! Another one I missed out on. :lol:
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Postby Stivan » Thu Nov 15, 2007 11:31 pm

OK . . .Rad Radiator Readers and Writers!!!

Say that 3 times quickly<grin>I'm surprised that no one has said anything about the "dual pass" radiators. . . . Any serious contending "slide lefter" will tell you it is the only way to go. . . .for racing OR street applications.. . .

The only thing "stupid" about it . . .is that you have to make it look like a FORD. . .. on top.
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Postby speedphreake » Fri Nov 16, 2007 10:15 am

I have a dual pass radiator and swival neck thermostat housing for my car. Seems like a smart idea but we'll see next summer in hte real heat.
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Re: Need some help w/ buying a new Radiator

Postby purplespyder79 » Tue Mar 10, 2009 3:55 pm

last summer i took a spare monza rad i had for a v8 to a good rad shop, and they kept it the stock size but was able to recore it with a 4 core for $200 taxes in. Its hits 45C here in the summer and my 475hp 350. never sees anything over 180f my electric fans only cut in waitin for 20 min at a train...
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