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  • 25-06-2012, 22:14
    series1
    Thanks

    That's a good price. I think I might have a different rad to the one the car should have.. I just bought the fan shroud and it doesn't fit. The brackets on the side are different so I need to work out how it should be...I think it might be a 6 Cyl position rad
  • 25-06-2012, 20:26
    Motorvating
    If you need to re-core the rad, take a trip to All Makes in Atherstone Wark's, recently just had a rad from a 2.8 Granada re-cored with 30% extra cooling ability, swapped inlet and outlet pipes to the opposite sides, took off the oil cooler at the bottom for 180
  • 05-06-2012, 13:27
    series1
    Quote Originally Posted by Roscobbc View Post
    If you need an example of arguably the most difficult and worse case scenario of a car to keep cool - then take a modded 68-73 big block Vette as an example!
    Ally rads are more efficient than copper/brass - the rad needs to be 'sealed' in the front support so that ALL cooling air that comes through the front grille ONLY goes through the radiator. Then if utulising a mechanical fan use a shroud that leaves ALL the cooling surface free, and again seal it to radiator (I use Sikaflex too here) - mine now runs at 175/185 degrees max in heavy traffic.
    Thanks for the advice, that's a good idea- sealing the rad to the shroud etc...I'll do that
  • 04-06-2012, 08:16
    Roscobbc
    If you need an example of arguably the most difficult and worse case scenario of a car to keep cool - then take a modded 68-73 big block Vette as an example!
    Ally rads are more efficient than copper/brass - the rad needs to be 'sealed' in the front support so that ALL cooling air that comes through the front grille ONLY goes through the radiator. Then if utulising a mechanical fan use a shroud that leaves ALL the cooling surface free, and again seal it to radiator (I use Sikaflex too here) - mine now runs at 175/185 degrees max in heavy traffic.
  • 04-06-2012, 06:58
    Mad Mark
    I had mine re-cored for 275 and fitted an electric fan and a new thermostat. All good, except when a wiring joint let go!
  • 03-06-2012, 20:24
    stainless
    hi your rad is a new one .all my chevys got hot when stood in traffic .car looks good regards martin
  • 30-05-2012, 21:36
    series1
    Looks like summers over so I might be alright for another year.......While I am fitting the shroud I will back flush the rad and see if any small rodents drop out.
  • 30-05-2012, 20:43
    Steve 5-6-7
    Quote Originally Posted by series1 View Post
    PM sent Nige

    Not sure how old the rad is Steve, it came with the car. There is no obvious issues that I can see. I'll try a shroud along with a better fan and thermostat and see how things go. I think, in traffic, the fan is just stirring the air in the engine bay rather than pulling in fresh stuff.

    Those ally rads do really look cool but I there are so many other things calling for my money at the moment- Load space stainless, slightly higher profile tyres, dropped spindles etc, etc......
    My money is on the rad , if it's old I'd replace it issues will be inside the rad unseen . Good luck and let us know how you get on .
    Just remember a new rad is cheaper than a new motor !!!!!!!!
  • 28-05-2012, 21:24
    series1
    Quote Originally Posted by nige57mad View Post
    First thoughts - you definitely need a thermostat - 160 degrees . A fan shroud makes a huge difference, I have one on my 4dr and I now never have any overheating problems. I have both of these items spare if you'd like to purchase them - PM me if you're interested. Alternatively you just go with an electric fan as I have on my Nomad - equally no overheating probs. We met at Shakey last year I believe. Great to see your car finished. Nige.
    PM sent Nige

    Not sure how old the rad is Steve, it came with the car. There is no obvious issues that I can see. I'll try a shroud along with a better fan and thermostat and see how things go. I think, in traffic, the fan is just stirring the air in the engine bay rather than pulling in fresh stuff.

    Those ally rads do really look cool but I there are so many other things calling for my money at the moment- Load space stainless, slightly higher profile tyres, dropped spindles etc, etc......
  • 28-05-2012, 21:13
    Steve 5-6-7
    Yep , you need a thermostat .if that is an old rad get a new one or recore but those ally ones do look good
    My set up in my '62 is 180 thermostat , shroud , and electirc fan.
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