View Poll Results: Did you SC(s) come stock with a Brass or Plastic radiator?

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  • 89, brass

    17 29.31%
  • 89, plastic

    1 1.72%
  • 90, brass

    21 36.21%
  • 90, plastic

    1 1.72%
  • 91, brass

    7 12.07%
  • 91, plastic

    2 3.45%
  • 92, brass

    3 5.17%
  • 92, plastic

    6 10.34%
  • 93, brass

    2 3.45%
  • 93, plastic

    11 18.97%
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Thread: SC Radiator Tank Ends- Plastic or brass?

  1. #1
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    SC Radiator Tank Ends- Plastic or brass?

    So I'm thinking of getting a rebuilt radiator for my SC. I've got a 95 and it has the plastic radiator. I understand that these can't be properly rebuilt, but ones with Brass tank ends can. Someone posted that the radiator on the 89 has brass tanks. So I started looking at the specifications available here:

    http://www.sccoa.com/articles/scspecs.php

    And checked the radiator material used for each years radiator end tanks. According to these documents, the SC used Brass up until 94. Is this true? I read all the time of people complaining about the plastic radiators in their cars, so something funny is going on here....

    What year cars do you have and did it come with plastic or brass?

  2. #2
    The research I done on the radiators before I started building rads for the SC indicated that yes in 94 they switched to the plastic tanks with an Aluminum core. Usually the plastic tanks can be removed 1 time only for repairs. However getting them to reseal after being removed is not real successfull and in talking to many rad shops they wont even try it.

  3. #3
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    My 1990 tanks are made from a mixture of copper & zinc.

    Randy
    Last edited by Randy N Connie; 12-23-2003 at 03:25 PM.

  4. #4
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    From the info gathered over the years:

    http://www.sccoa.com/forums/showthre...threadid=14670

    Looks like 89-92 had brass and 93-95 had plastic tanks on the rad.

  5. #5
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    Our 93 came form the factory with plastic tanks. All the replacement tanks seem to be brass.

  6. #6
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    Just bought a replacement for my 91 brass tank. Actually it's a long story and I won't bother you with it.
    The first replacement one they offered up was a plastic tank job, But after bitching just a little the radiator shop was able to hunt me down a new brass tanked replacement. So they exist, it just takes a bit of work on the part of the radiator shop to hunt them down.

  7. #7
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    Radiator Express

    They sale brass replacements for all year SC's. Several on here, including myself, have purchased from them and they always get high marks. They were a pleasure to deal with. Ordered online and in no time it was being shipped.


    Might want to do a search here as I think someone posted that they were saleing on Ebay the same radiators as they do on their site for about $20-40 cheaper.

  8. #8
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    Just got mine from radiator express. $180 shipped with brackets!

  9. #9
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    Just get Mike38SC to build you a new thich all aluminum.

  10. #10
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    performance rad. said they switched mid year early 93s wiil have brass while late93s have plastic

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    (Removed for language by Admin.)
    Last edited by Miller; 03-16-2008 at 11:08 AM.

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    WOW THIS IS OLD............................................... ..............................









    well mine is a 92 has a plastic.... dont know if its the stock one.. think it might been in a front end hit. befor i got it.. since there aint no stickers under the hood anywhere but mines plastic.. and its a 92
    Last edited by 92sclikenew; 03-17-2008 at 08:23 PM.

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