aluminum vs metal copper?

Asked by Jan 12, 2015 at 04:30 PM about the 1968 Chevrolet Nova

Question type: Car Customization

i recently purchased a 1968 chevy ii nova s,s,  from a dealer with 31000 miles on it,
however, now that the vehicle is home , i noticed a small antifreeeze leak on the inside
of the upper radiator,   while i want to keep my vehicle as original as possible,  i have
gotten prices of 600 or more to recore the current one,  vs  a aluminum radiator for
aprrox 200  that is said to be 10 % better flow volume?   does the aluminum take away  
from the looks of the original motor?     thanks  rak

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Take out the radiator & take it to a radiator shop. The will locate the leak & "pinch-off" the lealy tube & pressure test it. Reinstall it, add new anti- freeze, cap, & thermostat, problem solved. If real bad the shop will tell you then replace it, O.E.M. original is cheaper unless high perf. is needed then it's up to your budget.

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