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Subject: MGA Radiator
From: Ed McCarroll <>
Date: Thu, 26 Dec 1996 14:32:39 -0500 (EST)
        During the cold weather I start up the MGA several times a week
        to keep its systems limber.   While doing this recently I
        noticed that after the car had warmed up coolant-wise, that
        there was leakage at several different solder joints on the header 
        tank.   The coolant is well able to stand the cool temperatures
        we have had recently and there has been no freezing of the 
        mixture.   Two questions:    Do solder joints 'fatigue' after
        a long period of expansion and contraction of the metals the bond?
         And, if I am successfull in repairing the joints, can a radiator
        shop strip the too many coats of black paint from the radiator
        so that I can re-paint it to look more presentable?   Is there
        a way to paint strip it oneself?


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