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Monthly Archives: March 2010

  • Radiators: Aluminum vs. Brass

    11 Comments 2010 March 30
    by admin

    There is an age-old debate about which material is better to make radiators from:  brass or aluminum. Most people focus on the radiator core design when choosing a radiator - how many tubes, tube size, how many fins per square inch, etc. - but the core is not the only part of the radiator that can cool. The sidetanks hold more of the cooling fluid than the core!

    Just about every high-performance vehicle you see in car magazines has an aluminum radiator. So you might assume that aluminum has the best cooling properties. That actually isn't true, and we'd like to share some facts and test data that compare aluminum to brass, and even to composite radiator sidetanks. Continue reading

  • Special Offer for '30-'34 Ford Coupe Owners

    5 Comments 2010 March 23
    by admin

    It's finished and now shipping! A fully shrouded electric fan that is only 1.1 inches thick at the corners for those tight '30-'34 Ford Coupe clearances! This is one of the many new products we showed at the most recent SEMA show. You can view all of the new Flex-a-lite products unveiled at the show by clicking here.

    Part No. 318 is a fully shrouded 16-inch electric fan that moves 2,500 cubic feet per minute and mounts directly to the radiator of '30-'34 Ford Coupes for 100-percent radiator core coverage. Adjustable temperature sensor and air conditioning relay are included to operate the fan. If you prefer no controls, then you'll want Part No. 328.

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