Comments ON 2013 January 15
We started making Flex-a-fit® aluminum radiators in 2006, and we decided it was time to give you the inside story on how they are made! The quality in the Flex-a-fit radiator we build for you starts in our Fife, Washington, manufacturing facility.
Flex-a-fit radiators from Flex-a-lite ® start with aluminum extrusions to create our patented sidetank design that uses internal and external fins. On the inside of the tanks, the fins perform as heat sinks by absorbing heat more quickly from the engine coolant through increased surface contact. The external fins increase the surface area threefold to transfer heat more effectively. We cut and machine the extrusions in-house, giving us the ability to do custom configurations in addition to our direct-fit and universal radiators. Continue reading
Comments ON 2012 December 6
How easy is to install a Mojave heater from Flex-a-lite®? You can do it on location at an off-roadding event! We met Phil Novold of Max-Bilt at the Moab Easter Jeep Safari, and he looked awfully cold in his '53 Dodge M-37. So we grabbed our video camera and caught on film how he added heat to his cool 4x4 in just a few hours. Continue reading
1 Comments 2012 November 30
In case you haven't heard, Flex-a-lite® is celebrating its 50th year of manufacturing performance cooling products in the U.S.! In addition to building up a new Camaro and touring the country displaying its heritage in the automotive performance industry and the company's latest radiators and electric fans, Flex-a-lite also offered a chance for people to register to win a trip for two to Flex-a-lite headquarters!
Comments ON 2012 November 19
In case you haven't noticed, Flex-a-lite®now makes Flex-a-Fit® aluminum radiators, and our 50th Anniversary display at the 2012 SEMA Show reinforced that point. In case you missed the display, Lisa Chissus, president and owner of Flex-a-lite, gives you a tour of the new performance cooling products introduced at the show in the video above. Continue reading
Comments ON 2012 October 4
If you own a Flex-a-Fit® radiator, mounting a transmission or power-steering cooler to it is a breeze with Flex-a-lite radiator bracket sets. These kits include brackets and mounting hardware that use the patented "T" channel side tank design as the mounting location. This lets you easily move the brackets up and down, as well as eliminating the need for you to fabricate brackets or drill holes in your vehicle. Continue reading
Comments ON 2012 August 27
Some time ago, we introduced the Flex-a-lite Camaro SS project car that we were building with Duncan Speed & Custom in Lakewood, WA, to take on our 50th Anniversary Tour. Since then, we've put together a video that shows all of the work that Bill and Will Duncan did on the car to add performance and improve the appearance of the Camaro
Why did we choose a Camaro to help us celebrate our 50th anniversary? At the last SEMA show, we introduced a Flex-a-fit® direct-fit aluminum radiator and electric fan combination for the popular 2010-2011 Camaro.
3 Comments 2012 June 14
We're in the business of building performance cooling products. But every once in a while, we take it upon ourselves to build a performance car or truck to show off our wares. At the last SEMA show, we introduced a Flex-a-fit® direct-fit aluminum radiator and electric fan combination for the popular 2010-2011 Camaro. For the show, we outfitted an otherwise stock Camaro SS with the new system (you can watch the installation by clicking here). As we made preparations for our 50th Anniversary Tour, we decided to make some more modifications to the Camaro to complement the Flex-a-lite performance cooling system and help the car better fit in at the high-performance stops we have planned for the tour. Continue reading
1 Comments 2012 June 12
One lucky winner will get a trip for two to Flex-a-lite® headquarters, south of Seattle, as part of their 50th Anniversary Tour that kicks off June 18, 2012. Third generation owner, Lisa Chissus, is hitting the road this summer to celebrate 50 years of makin' it in the USA! The Flex-a-lite 50th Anniversary Tour will span 50 days with stops at automotive enthusiast events and major product distributors throughout the United States. Anyone who tours the mobile museum during the 50th Anniversary Tour can enter to win the trip to Flex-a-lite headquarters. Continue reading
18 Comments 2012 May 24
Flex-a-lite fan controllers are much more than just a relay for your electric fans. They turn the electric fans on and off, most of them provide the ability to adjust the temperature at which the fans turn on and almost all of them take the place of relays that other brands of fans require.
Many of our Flex-a-lite electric fans include a Flex-a-lite fan controller already, but the fans are also available without any controls.
Here's a breakdown of what each of our controllers do so you can choose the one that's best for you... Continue reading
Flex-a-lite Makes Engine-swaps in '64-'69 Mustangs Easier with its New Aluminum Radiator ConfigurationComments ON 2012 May 10
We've offered the Flex-a-fit® aluminum radiator for both '64-'66 and '67-'69 Mustangs for quite some time. We've now expanded this line of direct-fit radiators to accommodate the popular 5.0-liter engine swaps (based on the '86-'93 5.0-liter engines).
The original Flex-a-fit radiator for this application positioned both the inlet and outlet on the passenger side, just like the original. However, many people swap later-model engine into these popular pony car which requires the outlet to be on the driver side. The Flex-a-fit radiators are available both with and without a Flex-a-lite 3,000 cfm electric fan (part #160) pre-mounted from the factory. Continue reading