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Radiator upgrade.
« on: August 12, 2019, 06:35:31 PM »
I have removed a 2 core radiator and replaced it with a 3 core. My old radiator had the top hose at the rear and a rear facing thermostat housing. My new radiator has a front top hose. I have got a new front facing thermostat housing but the top bracket no longer fits. What bracket do I need to buy to attach the radiator to the thermostat housing?? If anyone knows the part number that I need I would be very grateful.

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Re: Radiator upgrade.
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2019, 07:58:49 PM »
Hi,

do you have a picture or two to share of your set up. Things like a 998/1100 and 1275 have different bolt patterns and things like whether you have a spacer under the housing determine if you need one with a bend in it or not.

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Re: Radiator upgrade.
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2019, 06:59:52 PM »
I have taken a photo of the thermostat housing and radiator. If you put a straight edge on the thermostat housing the radiator cowling is around 6mm or 1/4" lower than the housing.

I have a 1100cc head and there is a spacer under the housing.
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Re: Radiator upgrade.
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2019, 11:25:06 AM »
 I have purchased a front facing thermostat housing and a AYG2005 radiator bracket. I now have the problem that the AYG2005 is correct in height but it is too far away from the cowling. If you take the 2 large holes and the farthest thermostat hole then it would measure. The old bracket is approx., from the cowl hole to the thermostat hole in a straight line, 120mm, 145mm and 115mm and the new one is around 105mm,130mm and 115mm.

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Re: Radiator upgrade.
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2019, 11:51:23 AM »
Hi,
It is a pain with so many variations.
I have a few different ones that Ive collected over the years, usually able to find one that fits but I still had to fabricate one when I built my last Moke 7yrs ago.
Is the radiator fairly square to the fan? Can you pull it closer to the head?
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« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2019, 11:57:12 AM »
The radiator is fairly square to the fan and yes I can pull it closer by 10mm to 15mm. I tried to fit the AYG2005 bracket but that is just too close and then the angle of the radiator was wrong.

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« Last Edit: August 17, 2019, 01:01:01 PM by Halfpint »
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Re: Radiator upgrade.
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2019, 01:03:08 PM »
Are you saying the engine and radiator combination is now not a standard Moke setup? If so you may have to fabricate a bracket, perhaps by extending the one you have now.

Here's the various types MKO have.

https://minikingdomonline.com.au/?s=radiator+bracket+top&post_type=product
« Last Edit: August 17, 2019, 01:06:56 PM by winabbey »