That's funny. Have you checked out the price on a custom fabrcated
aluminum radiator? Alminum radiators are cheaper in mass production,
but you can't buy one (mass produced) off the shelf for an MGA or
MGB. Also since aluminum does not conduct heat as well as copper and
brass, the aluminum radiator has to be larger to do any good.
1958 MGA with an attitude
At 08:52 PM 8/24/2010 +0200, Bert Palte wrote:
>Well, I always thought that the prime reason for using aluminium
>is the cost, since brass has become very expensive...
>At 19:33 24-8-2010, Max Heim wrote:
>>Yeah, but there are a couple hundred thousand MGBs running around with brass
>>radiators that cool just fine. So an aluminum radiator is essentially just
>>throwing money at the problem.
>>on 8/24/10 8:21 AM, Barrie Robinson at email@example.com wrote:
>> > .... Obviously a V8 needs more attention .... If it
>> > was my MGB that was overheating, after checking the obvious
>> > .... I would rip out the rad and install an aluminium one. ....
>> > At 08:53 AM 8/24/2010, Charley & Peggy Robinson wrote:
>> >> .... When it finally sprung a leak I had it rebuilt
>> >> with a new, thicker core. Ran at normal temps after that. ....
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