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Old 11-07-2003, 10:59 AM
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Aluminum radiators

Been thinking about maybe a aluminum radiator for the delivery,found some info recommend using a sacrificial anode,usually zinc ? To prevent electro-displacement of the aluminum,is this something you buy at a auto parts store place,hang in radiator ? Any pros or cons of aluminum radiator vendors? Thanks

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I had PRC make one for the truck. Excellent quality, lower price than the "big name" guys and the guy is super honest.
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Sacrificial anodes are good insurance against galvanic corrosion. Antifreeze is supposed to provide that protection but isn't 100% effective. Check Speedway Motors. They carry a line of universal racing aluminum radiators that are bullet proof and very reasonably priced - a lot less costly and better built than the usual custom or hot rod radiator sources.
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Old 11-10-2003, 03:24 PM
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HEY ZONK: No body is really answering your orginal question. I have a aluminum radiator in my 38 Lafayette street rod. Been there for about five years with no problems. If you use anti frezze or some type of liquid water treatment you will not need a anode....DAVE
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Thanks to all for info
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Old 11-14-2003, 05:25 PM
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just got one from summit for $170 but in the 3 months it's been in it aint long enough for anything to happen. like it alot. just have to get yer own tranny cooler. was half the price of rebuilding my stock radiator
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