Re: [DML] Re: Radiator
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Re: [DML] Re: Radiator

This is kind of what we do with ours, but we have a radiator specialist 
do it, and he charges very reasonably, seeing as that's all he does! The 
side tanks are not brass, but some alloy that's meant for older-style 
radiator cores and won't react with anything else in the system, be it 
brass, ally or (yikes!) stainless steel. I'm not sure what the alloy is, 
but he definitely welds it.The reason we have these done rather than buy 
OEM (apart from the obvious being the other side of the atlantic) is 
that the new modern cores he puts in are an even higher fin-tube density 
than OEM and reckons on 40% better cooling.

I'll repeat myself slightly (but agreeing with Dave) on a previous post. 
My #1458 still has an absolutely 100% original cooling system, except 
from the coolant bottle. I know I'm an idiot for not changing the hoses 
at least, but I'm like the painter who never paints his own house! 
Anyway, my car quite happily stood up to 100+ degree heat at LeMans last 
year, AC on full blast and the temperature gauge never went above the 
level it does on a regular dreary British day :-)


Dave Swingle wrote:

>I've also seen a couple of home-made radiators where a shop took an 
>original DMC core and welded (brazed?) up brass side tanks made from 
>sheet metal to replace the plastic ones. Someone must have been 
>pretty desperate to do that, since the aftermarket ones (and the OEM 
>ones for that matter) are not that expensive compared to shop time. 

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