The tanks on most all modern radiators are now made of plastic, it's the
cores that are made of aluminum.
----- Original Message -----
From "Glen Byrns" <grbyrns at ucdavis.edu>
Sent: Monday, July 31, 2000 10:32 AM
Subject: replacement radiators
> As my last few posts have mentioned, I'm looking for more cooling to deal
> with the hot summer temperatures here in California's central valley.
> I have heard of using a Suzuki Swift aluminum radiator and the Geo Metro
> aluminum radiator. Over the last few weeks, I've checked out the Pick and
> Pull yards and have only been able to find very cheap plastic radiators in
> these two models. What's the deal? Do they come with nice aluminum
> radiators every else but in California? Do we have a state law against
> radiators? Perhaps the softer collisions with plastic front parts
> excessive spilling of one's Latte in a collision?
> Seriously, does anyone know of a good radiator that will fit a bugeye? I
> would like to mount the bottom edge forward like the downflow, and tilt it
> so the upper edge ends up where the top of the crossflow would be. This
> would allow a radiator significantly taller (about 4") than either the
> or cross flow. Near as I can tell, it should be no wider that 16.5" and
> taller than 16.5" total. I'm able to deal with inlets and outlets being
> wherever they happen to be, and will make appropriate ducting to suit.
> Thanks to all..
> Glen Byrns
> '59 bugeye