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Fastback68
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From: Sucat, Paranaque, Philippines
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posted 05-01-2002 08:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Last night I found myself in a sort of radiator repair men's convention! My Tagalog is about as good as their English, so I can't explain this, but they were all in agreement that if you want a conventional radiator that will last a lifetime, go with copper. The aluminum ones are very hard to repair when they get dinged and (to use the one English word they all knew) "disposable".
Anyone feel the same way?

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Moneymaker
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posted 05-01-2002 09:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would not have an aluminum radiator on a daily driver either.

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mellowyellow
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posted 05-02-2002 11:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ah yes, remember, NOT FONDLY, the Harrison aluminum radiators on vintage Vettes. They DO NOT take a repair. My 68 has a 24" radiator. Taking it to a shop here and have THEM recore it! Can't beat the "been in the busines for 30 years" workmanship in copper!! All I have to do is say NO PAINT Y NO PINTURA! to cover English and Spanish! Radiator shops ALL have that sloppy sh*t! LOL!

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