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Re: [Mgs] mga radiator

To:, dave <>
Subject: Re: [Mgs] mga radiator
From: David Breneman via Mgs <>
Date: Wed, 1 May 2019 17:29:09 +0000 (UTC)
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On Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 10:16:20 AM PDT, dave via Mgs <> 

> Apparently Iâ??m in the market for a new radiator.  Shop says mine needs 
> a new core at $400+  Any recommendations?  Iâ??m thinking that in Dallas 
> it makes sense to cross that original line and get an aluminum one, but 
> I do have an electric fan so should be ok either way

When I got my MGA restored, the mechanic recommended rebuilding the
original radiator rather then buying a replacement, because the new ones
have fewer "tubes" (whatever the actual term is in radiator-speak) in them
than the originals, so there is less surface area for cooling.  I live in the
Puget Sound area and have never had an overheating problem, but I'd
imagine that in a hot climate the surface area would be even more critical.
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