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 Post subject: Big Radiator
PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2018 8:31 pm 
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Will the Chinese 70mm one fit without hacking the car??
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 Post subject: Re: Big Radiator
PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2018 10:16 pm 
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If you use roundie radiator brackets and lose the fan spacer, probably. I don't see why any Mini needs these 70mm rads unless there are other issues though...

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 Post subject: Re: Big Radiator
PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2018 12:46 pm 
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I have a 55mm in my roundie - I modified the shroud to pull the radiator closer to the motor and it fits fine

Matt I wrote:
unless there are other issues though...


does 100hp at the wheels count as "other issues"?

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 Post subject: Re: Big Radiator
PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2018 12:56 pm 
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simon k wrote:
does 100hp at the wheels count as "other issues"?


At that stage, you might have a point.

Had the same issue fitting the 55mm rad... Squeezes in nicely with the shroud modified though.

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 Post subject: Re: Big Radiator
PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2018 1:03 pm 
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Matt I wrote:
simon k wrote:
does 100hp at the wheels count as "other issues"?


At that stage, you might have a point.

Had the same issue fitting the 55mm rad... Squeezes in nicely with the shroud modified though.


it did help... wasn't too bad on the standard radiator, but the extra capacity made a difference when it needed it

Now the blower is off, the big radiator is still there and can do motorkhanas with my kids all day at 82°

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 Post subject: Re: Big Radiator
PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:35 pm 
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Thanks guys Rob suggested there may be three different types of radiator brackets .
Looking get rid of spacer on water pump and maybe run a metal fan


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 Post subject: Re: Big Radiator
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:58 am 
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I cut the inner wing shroud out and mounted the radiator directly onto the inner wing using some aluminium angle iron as brackets - one long one at the front and one very short one to secure the top of the radiator at the back. Radiator removal is a 5 minute job.

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 Post subject: Re: Big Radiator
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:06 pm 
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Any pics please mate


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