Radiator cap mod

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Re: Radiator cap mod

#11 Post by Clifford Pope » Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:11 pm

You mean there is a space between the top of the radiator and the underside of the bonnet, so the radiator could have gone about 2-3 inches higher if the filler had been fitted say on an elbow at the side with the cap level with the radiator top?

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Re: Radiator cap mod

#12 Post by Charles H » Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:28 pm

If you mean that there is a gap between the radiator and the front vertical panel, the UK cars are flush at that point. My Oz 1971 PI had this flush arrangement and a mechanical fan only, and did not have trouble even when in Darwin. That included the PI system!!
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Re: Radiator cap mod

#13 Post by trolleybus » Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:24 am

Alec wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:35 am
Hello Bernard,

"The supplementary is:- Apart from allowing clearance for the radiator cap is there another reason why the radiator has a space between it and the bulkhead?"

I don't understand what clearance you are talking about, can you explain further or show a picture?

Here is a photo of the gap I am taking about, it would appear it may not be on the UK cars it leaves about 12mm between the radiator and the front panel.
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Re: Radiator cap mod

#14 Post by torque2me » Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:00 pm

Is it an oem uk radiator with flanges for the factory fitting? At this stage of the game the rad could have been replaced a few times. Ditto the flanges. I let the radiator manufacturer/re-furb company of Unipart do my Stag radiator. The replaced flanges were not even close - whoever did it obviously had never used a straight rule in their life.


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