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russellainsby

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Decided to rip out the radiator today to order a new alloy one.  However the rad could not physically be removed from the car the end tanks were catching.

Can anyone confirm these bits have just been welded on?  Crazy thi is if they have it was done after the rad was fitted.

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Yep, structure in front of the rad is an 'interesting' addition. Can't believe it was welded on!
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Here you go, farm fresh and as nature intended......

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Thanks, i can't beleive he went to the trouble to weld a frame around the rad.

I was expecting a 30 min job, 3 hours later I'd had to hacksaw the inlet and outlet off the rad with minimal access and then take an axe to the core. Didn't want to just cut the frame incase it was part of the chassis, I was completely baffled as to how the rad got there if it was normal.

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Thanks, i can't beleive he went to the trouble to weld a frame around the rad.

I was expecting a 30 min job, 3 hours later I'd had to hacksaw the inlet and outlet off the rad with minimal access and then take an axe to the core. Didn't want to just cut the frame incase it was part of the chassis, I was completely baffled as to how the rad got there if it was normal.


That’s crazy!!! An axe too 🤣🤣🤣
My mind boggles at some of the bodges I’ve seen while sorting mine. I can see that whoever built mine originally did a great job. Shame can’t be said for whoever maintained it after that lol.
Pic attached of one of many prize bodges. Sorted now though 👍

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Why do I have a slanted radiator and you guys have vertical? Same model E1?
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They were slanted by design. Mine is but can't really tell from the photos head on and the extra frame.

I was chatting to molestrangler years ago, and the general opinion was to fit a slightly smaller rad but have it vertical. Hopefully to stop the air going straight over the top of the rad.

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They were slanted by design. Mine is but can't really tell from the photos head on and the extra frame.

I was chatting to molestrangler years ago, and the general opinion was to fit a slightly smaller rad but have it vertical. Hopefully to stop the air going straight over the top of the rad.
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I read that as ‘chatting with molest-rangler’ 😳🤣 Oh right, yeah the photo makes it looks more upright.
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I used a skunk alpha alloy rad for a civic in my tiger fits snugly under the nose
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Exactly what I'm going for. Did you use 2 (42mm thick) or 3 (60mm thick) row?
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