RE: [DML] Re: Plastic vs. Metal Radiators: Not much difference.
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RE: [DML] Re: Plastic vs. Metal Radiators: Not much difference.



"As for those of you "slamming" into "immovable objects" Try
stopping a little sooner!
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757"

 

 

... and thus began the fevered competition between the vendors to be the
first to bring stainless steel curb feelers to the community:

 

In Houston, all work on testing headlight switches and building
replacement dashes ground to a halt.

 

John Hervey quickly adapted some originally manufactured for '72 chevy
novas...

 

Rob had them custom made, not just stainless steel, but also in jade
green electroplated.

 

Ken built 3 sets to try out on raffle cars, but he's quiet about how he
markets them.

 

Delorean One sold them for $5400 a set, but he begrudgingly buys them
from Houston because he has to.

 

Marty built a set that was adjustable, and gave a smoother ride.

 

Martin had a set that mounted to the left side of the car, not the
right.

 

VideoBob sold a number of them, built from LN-46 masts.

 

In The Netherlands, Ed Uding built his out of polyurethane, but the
exchange rate was a kiler.

 

The demand for the product was so great that Zilla actually started
manufacturing them too...

 

In the end it was Toby that cornered the market though,  he packaged
them in a nice ziplock bag, gave great wiring instructions, and tied
them in to his wings-a-loft controller.  Kudos Toby!

 

 

 

________________________________

From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of David Teitelbaum
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2007 7:19 AM
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [DML] Re: Plastic vs. Metal Radiators: Not much difference.

 



--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:dmcnews%40yahoogroups.com> ,
Martin Gutkowski <martin@...> wrote:
>
> The assumption is that metal side tanks are welded or braised to the 
> radiator core whereas plastic ones are bonded.
> 
> Martin
> 
> 
> therealdmcvegas wrote:
> 
> > Plastic most likely has NOTHING AT ALL to do with the tanks
leaking...
> >
> > I've got an all metal 3-core radiator, and the thing leaks on the
> > seams where the metal tanks are. The reason? I keep slamming the
> > radiator bolts on the bottom into concrete plyons/stops/curbs in
> > parking spaces. This causes the radiator to flex. Yes, if the
plastic
> > tanks were installed, i probably would have seen the tanks crack
first
> > before the seams went, as is the case with the metal ones.
> >
> > So plastic vs. metal? No difference assuming you don't keep scraping
> > your radiator on concrete.
> >
> > -Robert
> > vin 6585 "X"
>

 



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