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 Post subject: Radiators
Posted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 5:48 pm 
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I have a 2003 BA Falcon 4.0 Auto and need a new radiator soon....


Which is better???

Aluminium or Copper Radiator??? Trying to decide which but cant find out any info, thought you guys might have a better idea....

 

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 Post subject: Re: Radiators
Posted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 6:27 pm 
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Weight is the main issue, copper if brand new will actually dissipate heat better than the same style alum. radiator. Unless you a building a super beast race car, go the copper probably save your back pocket a bit too.

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 Post subject: Re: Radiators
Posted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:07 pm 
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well all the old school cars have copper and the newer ones have aluminium... was looking at a couple listings on evilbay and there is a copper core one listed for a few bucks more but is thinner than the alloy one.... copper is easier to fix in the long run if it gets a leak... If weight is the only issue then that doesnt worry me too much then.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Radiators
Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 12:36 am 
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a copper core will last longer than an alloy one..
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Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 12:57 am 
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I had the choice when i replaced my radiator in the Eb Ghia 2 yrs ago, i think the alloy radiator was about $30 cheaper, i ended up spending up & getting the copper core.

I need to get a radaitor for my mighty boy, my only affordable option is a slightly modified mini minor alloy radiator, no way I'm paying suzuki $400 for a tiny radiator!

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 Post subject: Re: Radiators
Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 1:32 am 
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Looks like I will get the copper one as it also has copper tanks as well....

Just doing a quick read on the net and seeing as I was out with the family tonight, chucked $7 in the pokies and walked away with $170 in front I will hopefully get one tomorrow.....

So a bit of luck on my part.... and the new radiator will cost me $169 from evilbay and "should" be pickup as well as it is in Adelaide....

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 2:53 am 
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Looks like I will get the copper one as it also has copper tanks as well....

Just doing a quick read on the net and seeing as I was out with the family tonight, chucked $7 in the pokies and walked away with $170 in front I will hopefully get one tomorrow.....

So a bit of luck on my part.... and the new radiator will cost me $169 from evilbay and "should" be pickup as well as it is in Adelaide....



Nice score man. I'm never so lucky, but my g/f has walked in & played $20 a couple of times & walked away with $300-$700 which was really helpful to get a few things done like a front wheel bearing & paying a fine.

The new radiators have copper tanks as well? I thought only the cores were copper or alloy these days & the tanks were all plastic for falcon's?

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 Post subject: Re: Radiators
Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 3:28 am 
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i'd say the end tanks would be brass, you can still get them, its what i put into mine.
was a bit more exxy then an alloy core/plastic end tank rad, but i decided it was worth it.

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 4:13 am 
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I am never that lucky, usually just chuck $10 in and lose it... I dont know what made me hit the max bet on that particular hit but hell it sure paid off!!!!! I thought woohoo just won $30!!! then gave a couple more hits on the lowest bet and got free games and scored it again while in the free games...

I decided to not be too greedy and take the cash.... Boy was I surprised when all those coins came out!!!!! Misses knew I had won a little so went back to the table, when I rounded the corner smiling like a prized idot, I told her how much I had won...... she said "<censored> off!!!! no way!!!!" Till I showed her the bills!!!

So anyways just waiting for an email back so I can get my new radiator.....

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 8:35 am 
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my copper core still has the plastic tanks, i opted for the copper core as it came with a 3 year waranty and the alloy one only had 12 month waranty...
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Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:32 am 
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is that from hackham radiators?
i bought one for my el from them last year copper core 32mm thick
no problems with it.
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Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:35 am 
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yeah googled the phone number last night ..... :)

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 1:54 pm 
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My natrad copper core radiator is still just inside the 3yr warranty it has. Still looks almost like new....

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 Post subject: Re: Radiators
Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 7:47 pm 
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Bit annoyed with the guy as it was for an ally core not copper, but it was still $100 cheaper than a few places I called, so still a win win for me.... would have prefered copper tho....

Oh well car is fixed so all good now anyways....

 

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