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radiators Ali vs copper/brass
« on: January 05, 2018, 10:06:19 AM »
undecided between the two radiators, dont want overheating problems while sitting in traffic. running a standard 302 windsor,have been quoted $700 for a copper one with muti tubes. want it right the first time, 
your help is appreciated

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Re: radiators Ali vs copper/brass
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2018, 10:38:21 AM »
If you want to keep an original looking engine bay then no choice but to go copper.  If you don't care about that then aluminium will be much cheaper and cool just as well.
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Re: radiators Ali vs copper/brass
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2018, 10:38:33 AM »
undecided between the two radiators, dont want overheating problems while sitting in traffic. running a standard 302 windsor,have been quoted $700 for a copper one with muti tubes. want it right the first time, 
your help is appreciated

A standard Bigblock 3 tube copper /brass 24" cross flow rad with a shroud and 5 blade fan is what you need, most mustang suppliers will have them, The Rad from Mustang auto parts in Brisbane will be about $400. These have the outlet at the bottom on the opposite side so you need to change the pump if its currently on the same side as the top hose.  You can get a 24" with pipes on same side but you really want the outlet on the opposite side to maximize flow. what model car?

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Re: radiators Ali vs copper/brass
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2018, 11:18:46 AM »
As Shaunp said . Also try Neil at QLD mustang and Camaro spares ,north side of Brisbane ,he is the cheapest and has both , if in stock .

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Re: radiators Ali vs copper/brass
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2018, 12:33:06 PM »
If you want to keep an original looking engine bay then no choice but to go copper.

us radiators makes an aluminum rad that looks similar to stock.

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Re: radiators Ali vs copper/brass
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2018, 12:36:13 PM »
undecided between the two radiators, dont want overheating problems while sitting in traffic. running a standard 302 windsor,have been quoted $700 for a copper one with muti tubes. want it right the first time, 
your help is appreciated

if your engine is nearly stock and not bored more than .030 and you do not have ac, you can run a stock type 3 row copper brass or nearly any good quality aluminum one and it will never, ever, get hot providing it is tuned properly.


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Re: radiators Ali vs copper/brass
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2018, 03:03:51 PM »
us radiators makes an aluminum rad that looks similar to stock.

I stand corrected!  :bow:  I thought they just used cans of black spray paint...   :thud:
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Re: radiators Ali vs copper/brass
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2018, 04:55:45 PM »
I stand corrected!  :bow:  I thought they just used cans of black spray paint...   :thud:

they use the same mold for the copper bras rad topss as they do for the aluminum ones. they are the only company that does this and they did it because there was a large enough demand for it in the us.




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Re: radiators Ali vs copper/brass
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2018, 02:32:27 PM »
HEY!! WHAT THE F%#K????

I'm the Jiffy on this forum, you faker!!!!

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Re: radiators Ali vs copper/brass
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2018, 03:18:58 PM »
Your just a jiffy he is a mustang jiff   :lmao:

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Re: radiators Ali vs copper/brass
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2018, 05:29:27 PM »
I think he's a Kiwi, his name is actually Jeff  :grin:

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Re: radiators Ali vs copper/brass
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2018, 06:07:05 PM »
I was a Kiwi and my name IS Jeff!!
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Re: radiators Ali vs copper/brass
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2018, 12:00:07 AM »
For what it's worth, I recently fitted a reco 60 thou 308 to my 1 tonner and had an overheating problem from day1. Sought the advice and was dicked around by a couple of so called experts before consulting a radiator guy who specialises in trucks and heavy equipment. I thought my el cheapo Chinese aluminium radiator might be the problem, but he told me that the problem was the sh1t fans that I was using. Bought a pair of decent Spal thermos (not from him) and problem solved.
He also told me that copper/brass radiators cool better but aluminium ones are lighter.

 

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