Coolant

05 July 2011 Coolant 1726

The Radiator needs to be fitted and plumbed in. This page shows how I progress through this task. I am using the original Plymouth radiator as this will be big enough to cope. New brackets will have to be fitted and hoses sourced. As this radiator also acts as the coolant for the gearbox transmission fluid, new fittings will need to be obtained together with necessary plumbing to the gearbox.

Radiator mounted on brackets - trial fit. Radiator mounted on brackets (spot welded) to see if it sits OK. Happy with this and clearance, now taken radiator to be re-cored.
Re-cored radiator carried out by Olympic Radiators. Radiator gets re-cored by Olympic Radiators (very reasonable priced to). It has been upgraded from a 2 to 3 core and has approx. 25% more rows per core. Should keep cool. New 1/8" NPT to JIC -6 adapters fitted from Speedflow - see blue anodised fittings at bottom of radiator pointed out by the arrows.
Radiator bracket welded and zinc primered. Radiator bracket welded up and a quick coat of Zinc primer to protect the metalwork. Bracket is made up of 25 x 5mm steel, should be plenty strong enough. Just waiting for my radiator to be re-cored prior to re-fitting.
Aeroquip 400 series blue push on hose, hose end fittings and JIC adaptors from Speedflow. Aeroquip 400 series blue push on hose, hose end fittings and JIC adaptors from Speedflow.
Gearbox coolant pipes fitted at the radiator end.  Fittings supplied by Speedflow. Gearbox coolant pipes fitted at the radiator end. Fittings supplied by Speedflow.
Gearbox coolant pipes fitted at the gearbox end. Fittings supplied by Speedflow. Gearbox coolant pipes fitted at the gearbox end. Fittings supplied by Speedflow.