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Aluminum Radiator or Copper/Brass?

I need a new radiator in my 69 Camaro and was ready to order an aluminum one from Summit when I was advised that I would be unhappy with aluminum and would be much better off re-coring the original even though that would be more expensive. Your thoughts please.
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Re: Aluminum Radiator or Copper/Brass?

I got one of these becool-radiators for my 69 Camaro. Its a 4-core copper/brass only cause i didn't want the aluminum and it works awesome.

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Re: Aluminum Radiator or Copper/Brass?

Do you want original? Get your original recored.
Do you want a great cooling radiator for a reasonable cost? Go aluminum. Summit sells a bolt in aluminum radiator for our cars for about $300.

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Re: Aluminum Radiator or Copper/Brass?

if you want the worry of electrolysis/stray-currant always on your mind go for the aluminium. most copper brass radiators have been in cars for 30 + years. if a aluminium radiator gets a leak its going to the bin. you cant fix them .

if your stock rad is beyond repair and your going to get a new one regardless my opinion is get a copper/brass 4 core replacement.
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Re: Aluminum Radiator or Copper/Brass?

The orginal brass is way over built..will do everything an Al one will
It was cheaper for me to air freight a replacement radiator in from the West Coast US to NZ than get mine recored.
In my books an orginal looks far nicer in a 40 yr old car than a mordern Al, which looks out of place.

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