If you guys have looked around for Made in the USA Radiators stock or Drag Racing needs you will note that the market is flooded with made in China Radiators.
The Pontiac Trans Am guys have had issues when it gets hot with China stuff.
Its just about Unanimous that Old Brass & Copper Radiators are superior in 2nd Gen Trans Ams 1970-1981 in real world driving in 100F-120 F summer heat.
sometimes things "stick" to the threads and just rip out and totally wreck the threads. Even when you use an Anti-Seize ? How about using an anti-seize and thread cleaner tap, run that thru there a several times before installing the anode. Here is a quick option...