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Coupe aluminium radiator

Post by chrisgallacher » Fri Sep 11, 2015 12:23 pm

I recall reading a few months back on the forum about ally rads (possibly for a Capri 3000 etc) that would potentially fit Coupes and sources for these - some were eBay sellers and there was discussion about quality, fit etc...

But for the life of me I can't find the posts now. Can anyone assist?

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Re: Coupe aluminium radiator

Post by CNHSS1 » Fri Sep 11, 2015 12:33 pm

Tango Turnbull is using an ally rad in his TVR engine Coupe Chris, maybe in his project thread? thought it was mk1/mk2 rally escort though?


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Re: Coupe aluminium radiator

Post by philhoward » Fri Sep 11, 2015 1:00 pm

Escort rings a bell with me as well - some work needed on mountings but a close fit IIRC. Probably in his thread?


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Re: Coupe aluminium radiator

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Re: Coupe aluminium radiator

Post by chrisgallacher » Fri Sep 11, 2015 2:54 pm

Thanks for the replies folks.

In the end I found the one I was looking for: http://www.scimitarweb.co.uk/sgwrs/view ... or#p259336


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Re: Coupe aluminium radiator

Post by chrisgallacher » Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:25 pm

Resurrecting this thread, does anyone have experience of fitting these ally rads in a Coupe?

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I've had enough of continual repairs to my old radiator and have been looking around for an ally replacement. These types are badged under several different names, but I suspect they're all made in the same factory in China. I think it should fit OK, although the filler cap is off-centre.

Has anyone tried one? Is it any good? The price is attractive at £160 but what about quality & cooling capacity?

Alternatively, what about something like this one at £195?:

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I'm not fussed about minor bracketry to make it fit properly.

Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.


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Re: Coupe aluminium radiator

Post by scimjim » Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:59 pm

GW/QRG stock them for the GTEs - not sure about coupe?


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Re: Coupe aluminium radiator

Post by toomanysabres » Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:44 am

Iain fitted this to my Sabre Six when it was converted to wishbones
It had the fan included and I think he had the temp probe boss added prior to delivery.
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Re: Coupe aluminium radiator

Post by chrisgallacher » Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:03 am

Thanks guys. I looked at Radtec too - these are a bit more pricey but can't help feeling you get what you pay for.

I'll do some more research - including determining whether the lack of the right angle elbow on the bottom outlet is a problem on the V6 Coupe. There's not much clearance to the steering rack and I don't want a flexible bend fretting away against something.


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Re: Coupe aluminium radiator

Post by Nick » Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:26 am

I recently bought one off Bev Fawkes. One of at least 2 organised by Danny.

Has the same straight bottom outlet and I was thinking in terms of a right angle hose.


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Re: Coupe aluminium radiator

Post by chrisgallacher » Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:35 am

Any chance of a pic and dimensions of yours Nick? How many rows and how deep (mm) is the core itself? Sorry to be a pain :)

Have you offered it up yet? Yep, I was also thinking of a small right-angle hose for the bottom pipe but there's not much clearance to the steering rack as I say...

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Re: Coupe aluminium radiator

Post by Nick » Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:03 pm

Chris,

Rad was made by Alloy Racing Fabrications. Appears to have standard coupe mountings with no changes needed. Supplied with what looks like a Spall 300 mm suction fan

Core appears to be 40 mm deep. about 40 rows. As made for racing should have decent capacity. I has some photo's from Bev so if you can confirm your E mail I can forward


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Re: Coupe aluminium radiator

Post by turbster » Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:34 pm

The one on Geoffs Sabre came from a rally place in Wales, nice radiators but the market got flooded with Chinese copies and they disappeared.. Radtec do all the outlet options you'd need for the Sabre. Alloy Racing fabs did my TVR one to a drawing and it was ok but their service was poor.


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Re: Coupe aluminium radiator

Post by chrisgallacher » Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:46 pm

Thanks for the feedback chaps - appreciated.


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Re: Coupe aluminium radiator

Post by grumpy247 » Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:50 pm

Hi I've fitted one of these style rads on my coupe last year bought from a place called coolex in Nottingham. was around the £200 mark sprayed black, temp sensor boss welded in and brackets for fan, they used my old rad as a template, so looked very similar and just bolted straight on. with same depth and approx 1/3 more cooling tubes. had no probs over the last year. Also in there was a trip to france with 4 of us in there +luggage, temp guage sat just under 90 and never budged. The guys at coolex did build another spare for their stock. I can add some pic's if anyone is interested.



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