Radiator on low hood

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Radiator on low hood

Post by polly » Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:38 pm

How have others mounted their rads?

I could fab some mounts but I would like it to look factory if I could.
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Re: Radiator on low hood

Post by kev » Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:57 pm

mine bolted to grill like the orignal ,you are unlucky the one you have will have to be altered to fit the rad like your 3b 1

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Re: Radiator on low hood

Post by polly » Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:05 pm

I could probably get it to fit, however the shroud wont line up with the fan so that would have to be left off.

Also the fan blades come pretty close to the top hose, but I could get round that by making up a new hose with silicon bends and some fittings.

I thought just bend the rad mounts to the same angle as the shroud.
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Re: Radiator on low hood

Post by armourerdoug » Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:56 pm

Doing peaches rad this week will take pics for you, needs to go approx 2" offset to left as well as down a tad
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Re: Radiator on low hood

Post by polly » Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:42 pm

It looks like its because its a cj2a grill.
On the MB and CJ2a the rad mount to the crossmember
The CJ3A it mounts to the cowl.

Ive had a go at making some brackets.
rad mounts ready to fit.jpg
They were made from the mounts on the marksman grill I got from Armourerdoug.
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rad mounted to cj2 grill.jpg
To clear the crossmember it will come pretty close to the fan
If it doesnt work ill have to go with something like this.
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cut all the shroud off and stick a couple of bits of angle in.
It should go infront of the crossmember then.

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Re: Radiator on low hood

Post by polly » Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:08 pm

Got the rad in and plumbed up.
rad in with new mounts.jpg
The fan is a bit close to the top hose though.
rad fan blades close.jpg
The cap just touches the centre rib of the bonnet, and I cant move it lower because of the hose.

Cant move it left becaust it will foul the headlamp buckets.

Im thinking a body lift and or electric fan will help me out.

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Re: Radiator on low hood

Post by armourerdoug » Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:26 pm

cut a section from the top left of the rad flange, then the headlight can still be swung up ok, my fan is about the same distance from the hose, but my rad cap doesnt hit the bonnet, will have a look tomorrow
looks nice with the grill on! :good:
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Re: Radiator on low hood

Post by polly » Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:44 pm

Its got a CJ2A grill on, the headlight buckets are fixed but are huge.

They should be modifiable, with a BFH if I get original replacements.

When I was mocking it up I used my repro MB grill and I started to sway toward using that as the final look.

Ebay has some reasonably priced 5 3/4 headlamp units aswell.

CJ2/3 headlamp housings cost aroun 125 dollars each.

I wouldnt want to be caught breaching the no spend policy my wife imposes.

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Re: Radiator on low hood

Post by cheiftain » Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:07 pm

polly wrote:Got the rad in and plumbed up.


The fan is a bit close to the top hose though.


The cap just touches the centre rib of the bonnet, and I cant move it lower because of the hose.

Cant move it left becaust it will foul the headlamp buckets.

Im thinking a body lift and or electric fan will help me out.
Can alway trim a few mm off the fan blades, but to keep it balanced spin it in a lathe after the cutting to even it up.
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Re: Radiator on low hood

Post by armourerdoug » Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:11 pm

polly wrote:Its got a CJ2A grill on, the headlight buckets are fixed but are huge.

They should be modifiable, with a BFH if I get original replacements.

When I was mocking it up I used my repro MB grill and I started to sway toward using that as the final look.

Ebay has some reasonably priced 5 3/4 headlamp units aswell.

CJ2/3 headlamp housings cost aroun 125 dollars each.

I wouldnt want to be caught breaching the no spend policy my wife imposes.
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Re: Radiator on low hood

Post by CHRIS » Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:14 pm

Re your fan, I did away with mine completely due to tightness of space and fitted an electrical fan. I used one from a Rover (I think it was) that was on the inside of the rad for an aircon, so it was a nice slim fan with slim centre motor.It fitted in about half an hour just being tie wrapped to the back of the rad, and it sucks air through the rad with such a pull it makes the wifes efforts seem "pathetic" !!!!!!!

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Re: Radiator on low hood

Post by armourerdoug » Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:24 pm

CHRIS wrote:Re your fan, I did away with mine completely due to tightness of space and fitted an electrical fan. I used one from a Rover (I think it was) that was on the inside of the rad for an aircon, so it was a nice slim fan with slim centre motor.It fitted in about half an hour just being tie wrapped to the back of the rad, and it sucks air through the rad with such a pull it makes the wifes efforts seem "pathetic" !!!!!!!
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Re: Radiator on low hood

Post by polly » Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:33 pm

Thanks for the advice.

I think ill have a go at trimming the blades, just to give a bit more room.

Ultimately I can see it with an electric fan, but that will be down the list.

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Re: Radiator on low hood

Post by CHRIS » Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:48 pm

My fan came with the 2 rads and 2 fans from scrapper for £10 !

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Re: Radiator on low hood

Post by armourerdoug » Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:28 pm

I run mine with an armour plate over the grill and it's never gone over halfway on the water temp gauge that's with standard fan! ;)
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