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Hi All,

Any advice on this topic gratefully received.

I'm replacing the radiator (which has a pretty big leak) in my Tiger Super Six.  I'm unsure of the make of the radiator that's currently in there but it isn't stock.  I'm having a replica made in aluminium (pretty sure the current one is copper).

I'm new to forum and haven't figured out yet how to post pictures but if you want to have a look there are some on my blog:

https://cartigersupersix.com/hot-headed/

I have a couple of questions.  I understand that the stock tiger radiators are held on by brackets at the top and bottom with a rubber spacer between the radiator and chassis.  Is this right? Does anyone have a picture?

The old radiator was fitted directly to the chassis using two bolts.  Given my absolute novice status I was planning to replicate what was there but am now concerned this is what caused the problem (coupled with the fan clips).  Should I be looking to install some rubber mounts between the chassis and radiator?  With only two bolts holding it on and no brackets is it likely to move around too much if I just have two rubber mounts?  This would also cause me a space issue as it would push the radiator forward.

The rubber mounts would also help insulate the radiator from the chassis and therefore reduce galvanic corrosion of the aluminium.

Really interested in how others have mounted aluminium radiators.

Thanks,

Tim

Ps... pulled the radiator off and already have it with Custom Made Rads to make the replacement.  I might have jumped the gun here 😉

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In mine the stock radiator was just sat on the bottom rail on some foam. When I got bored of it overheating all the time and being a pain in the arse to bleed, I went with the VW one, like pretty much everyone does.
It's aluminium/plastic, costs about 40 quid, and is a really easy job to fit. Would strongly recommend just doing that unless it's too late and you've already dropped a ton of cash on the custom one.

Some (awful) photos here https://forums.tigerownersclub.co.uk/post/tiger-super-six-radiator-swap-9993243?pid=1307072146


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Yep, the rad sits on some foam/rubber at the bottom and then goes into an angled bracket that holds and supports it at the top. Sadly I have loads of build pictures, but not of the original rad in place (I swapped mine for a custom ali one too and only have pics of that).

I do have pictures from my Avon that show it though and it's pretty much the same set up.

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Hi Mark,

Would you mind sharing the pics of the custom ali mounted?  My custom arrives on Monday and I'm still umming and arring as to if I'm going to fit it as the old custom was fitted (directly bolted to the chassis).  Or, if I'm going to try and mount it in a different way.

Had a long chat with the guy that's built it for me and he things it will be okay directly mounted but is sure it would be better on mounts with some flex.  Not sure if I have the space (and the fabrication skills!) to achieve that!

T

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Hi, how about using something like this -https://www.carbuilder.com/uk/cotton-reel-rubber-mount-40mm-dia-x-39mm?gclid=Cj0KCQjwlJfsBRDUARIsAIDHsWq13F7tQR8YqwVO5CLANyx99pD2rMJEGi-VFIk8EySAZoekcMr768saAhjTEALw_wcB
Hope the link works.

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