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Save weight, improve cooling efficiency with aluminum radiators for 1961-76 Impalas — new from Impala Bob's

August 24, 2012

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Gary Dulude
Impala Bob’s, Inc.
4753 E. Falcon Drive
Mesa, AZ 85215

Phone: 800-467-2527 ext. 8830
Fax: 480-659-8002

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Part #10500AL — 1964 Impala aluminum radiator
Part #11115AL — 1966-68 Impala aluminum radiator 

MESA, Ariz. — Automakers increasingly use aluminum to save weight and improve efficiency — and those same principles can also be used in classic cars. Impala Bob’s has added a line of high-efficiency, two-core aluminum radiators for 1961-76 full-size Chevrolets that are 30 to 40 percent lighter than typical copper radiators. Priced at $439.88, the radiators match the original appearance and factory mountings, and their satin finish can be painted black for an OEM look. For a custom look, radiators with a polished finish are priced at $539.88. Customers can order onlineor call 1-800-IMPALAS (1-800-467-2527).

“Our aluminum radiators use 1-inch tubes compared to the typical ½-inch tubes in a copper radiator,” said Impala Bob’s President Bob Antebi. “That creates more surface contact area from the tubes to the fins and helps dissipate the heat more quickly. A two-row aluminum radiator delivers the same heat transference and dissipation as a conventional four-row radiator.”

Also critical to engine cooling are the fan and shroud. Impala Bob’s has an OEM-style four-blade fan priced at $51.99. A variety of steel and fiberglass fan shrouds are available for 1959-68 small-block and big-block V8 models, with prices ranging from $129.88 to $309.88.

Impala Bob’s is a leading supplier of restoration parts and accessories for classic Chevrolet cars and trucks. Established in 1991, the company offers a full line of interior and exterior trim items, seat covers, door panels, carpet, weatherstripping, mechanical and electrical parts, body panels, sound systems, literature and more. Impala Bob's is based in Mesa, Ariz., and its customers include classic Chevrolet enthusiasts throughout the United States and around the world.

Affiliate companies include Bob’s Chevelle Parts for 1964-72 Chevelle and El Camino; Bob’s Classic Chevy for 1949-57 Chevrolet cars; and Bob’s Chevy Trucks for 1947-72 Chevrolet and GMC trucks, Suburban and Blazer.

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