So, I am looking for the best solution. clearly, replacing with the aluminum radiator is not it!
[snip]I'll prob keep my OEM radiator... as this seems to be the best option.
You'd think that the shroud is a part that creates enough problems for someone to have picked up a replacement manufactured? [snip]
I forgot to update that radiator thread: the vendor replaced the radiator with a new unit (but I did have to pay labor to have it R&R).
If the replacement cracks again in 20 months, I have the original radiator/fan assembly (rodded out and cleaned) on standby.
RE: shroud: I can't find it, but there is a thread here where someone shows photos of how he created his own shroud to use Spal fans he sourced individually. This was mounted on the original OEM-type radiator (?).
He created his own molds, etc and it was pretty nice, but alot more work than I would tackle.