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


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


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 <> ,
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
> >
> > 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
> > tanks were installed, i probably would have seen the tanks crack
> > 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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