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Old 03-05-2011, 07:24 PM
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radiator question

i just ordered a VistaPro radiator. its a four-row with copper and brass tanks. what does the copper and brass do compared to plastic? and is this a pretty good radiator compared to stock 2-row from 302?
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Old 03-05-2011, 07:36 PM
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Should be fine. What copper/brass tanks do compared to plastic is not leak. I need to replace my radiator when I'm ever home again.
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okay, well no leaking is good haha. i have 92 f150 nite edition. its a such a beautiful truck man. hardly and rust spots on the frame, none on the fender wells over the wheel, no frame rot whatsoever. i rear-ended somebody and need to replace my whole front end. new bumper, stone def., grille, headlights/parking, core support, air condit, cond., rad., and fan. when i got in the accident i almost cried hahaha its gettin there though and ill keep you updated on the brake situation
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whew....

Good luck with the rebuild. I'm sure you can get it looking nice again.
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Just wondering, is this the one you're getting Vista-Pro Ready Rad 436009 - Vista-Pro Ready-Rad Radiators - Overview - SummitRacing.com ? If so, did you get it from Summit, or somewhere else?
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. what does the copper and brass do compared to plastic?
They last longer, leak less, and "radiate" heat better for a more efficient cooling system.
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Just wondering, is this the one you're getting Vista-Pro Ready Rad 436009 - Vista-Pro Ready-Rad Radiators - Overview - SummitRacing.com ? If so, did you get it from Summit, or somewhere else?

i ordered it from summit. is there a problem with that or were you just wondering
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No, just wondering since I'll be needing to replace mine in the future and was looking for a good replacement.
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oh alright, well i should be getting it Tuesday or Wednesday. ill post on here how it works out
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Vista-Pro Ready Rad 436009 - Vista-Pro Ready-Rad Radiators - Overview - SummitRacing.com

Um, I was looking at the description of this rad and it states under "material" that this is made from aluminum and plastic.

You said your new rad was made of brass and copper.

Is that the right rad from Summit? I'm looking at replacing my rad also because one of the side tanks (plastic) is leaking and want a brass/copper one.

I found a 4 row Spectra Premium Radiator with the same part number 436009 at Auto Zone for $268.99 which has no plastic.

Do I need to worry about a different fan shroud?

Any thoughts?

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