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ALLOY RADS

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tinks v8S

Original Poster:

2,092 posts

110 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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who has a Alloy rad ,went out in mine today and rad was leaking always wanted an alloy one
so i think nows the time to buy one

how much did you pay and where from

SJS357

1,288 posts

58 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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Hi Tinks
Radtec or ACT.
Think mine came from ACT via RT.

Simon

Yes Jonathan's right.
Changed to read Radtec. ACT one is a little cheaper looking at them again .. wink


Edited by SJS357 on Saturday 13th October 19:17

jwoffshore

345 posts

156 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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I have a Radtec one in my V8S and it has been fine for a good few years now, fitted well, no leaks. Maybe that's what the previous poster meant when he said Racetech???

http://radtec.co.uk/products/323/TVR-S--V8.htm

Looking at that, they now also do a fuel tank. Hmmm!!!

glenrobbo

5,394 posts

52 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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Hi Tinks,
I can't do links, but if u PM me ur email address, I've bookmarked an Ebay item that may be of interest to you that I could send details.
You'd need to check the dimensions, but someone has fitted this rad to an S.
It's for a Scooby Impreza Version 1993.2000 WRX Sti from 2fast2cool, based in Lancs, so not too far away. £140 + 7.95 pp
HTH
Glen.

Griffinr

920 posts

76 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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A recore will cost about a third of an alloy rad and last another 20 years but not look quite as nice.
Rob.
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tinks v8S

Original Poster:

2,092 posts

110 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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had mine record in 2009 but found hole in it today after a run out
stones etc

phillpot

10,257 posts

85 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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glenrobbo said:
Hi Tinks,
I can't do links,
Glen.
I can hehe

clicky

glenrobbo

5,394 posts

52 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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tinks v8S said:
had mine record in 2009 but found hole in it today after a run out
stones etc
Have you been following BarryS1 too close?

glenrobbo

5,394 posts

52 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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phillpot said:
I can hehe

clicky
Thanks Mike,
You've just saved 1/2 an hour of my life!
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Barkychoc

7,651 posts

106 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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Tinks worth considering that I don't think an ally rad can be repaired - so if you get stone damage like you have now its a new rad again!

ijbd

76 posts

127 months

Monday 15th October 2012
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Hi Paul,

the present cooling system being all steel (and a bit of rubber), I would not add another metal to it.

The alloy, let us say alumimium, being less noble then steel would suffer most.
The rad will be earthed to the chassis via the mounting bolts, and so is the engine via an earthing strap.

According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronegativity there is .2 V driving aluminium corrosion.

A few engines have steel blocks and Aluminium heads of course.
They then have very special requirements for coolant chemical composition.
You would have to follow those recommendations.

The weight saving would be something like (7.8-2.7)/7.8 * (rad metal weight =15?) kg = 10 kg.

regards Boudewijn

phillpot

10,257 posts

85 months

Monday 15th October 2012
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ijbd said:
the present cooling system being all steel (and a bit of rubber), I would not add another metal to it.
Its a V8... alluminium engine


ijbd said:
The rad will be earthed to the chassis via the mounting bolts, and so is the engine via an earthing strap.
Shouldn't be earthed, if mounting is same as V6 its on rubbers.



ijbd said:
The weight saving would be something like (7.8-2.7)/7.8 * (rad metal weight =15?) kg = 10 kg.
confused

ijbd

76 posts

127 months

Monday 15th October 2012
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oops, sorry. I have a V6.

Then the reverse is the case, everything Al, and an alloy rad would jive with the rest.

I happened to lift my own rad out of the car just today, was surprised how light it was.

The weight was just based on difference in densities.
Not counting that Alu tubing might need to be heavier gauge then steel ones.

regards Boudewijn


phillpot

10,257 posts

85 months

Monday 15th October 2012
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ijbd said:
oops, sorry. I have a V6.
Easy mistake (but the clue is in the ops name) wink


ijbd said:
tubing might need to be heavier gauge then steel ones.
Steel? aren't "standard rads" copper and brass?