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    In this months mag. an article by Matt Guffogg , mentioned he is using a Mercedes 3.0I w124 radiator in his car. Anyone on this list know about it and what it would take to fit?
    Sujit

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    On the Sprint ive used a radiator from Saab 9-3 ,,but havent measured it to see if it would fit the Stag

    Dave
    73 mk 1/2 now gone to the dark side BLUE

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      #3
      With an RV8 fitted I realise I am talking from the dark side, but when I was restoring the money pit a few years ago I looked to replace a lovely looking aluminium radiator, which, being a Chinese import, leaked from day 1 and refused to be fixed. I bought it over a year before it was fitted so returning it wasn't an option. Shame, there's loads of crap I'd like to see sent back to China but I doubt if retribution is PC these days.
      I looked at various designs found in online catalogues, couldn't find one with the correct width or height which had appropriate inlets / outlets, so I opted for a bespoke item made by a radiator specialist in the Govan area of Glasgow. Works a treat and cost 240.00
      I settled for brass top and bottom tanks with a copper core, sized to max out the allotted opening with inlet / overflow for header tank

      John.
      Your wife is right, size matters. 3.9RV8

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        #4
        You can look here
        https://wizardcooling.com/triumph/stag/
        John

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          #5
          ally rad and overflow tank fitted by faversham's electric pusher fan and no viscous fan, almost needs a rad blind in very cold weather

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            #6
            If you want something quick & easy, just to get you going a Land Rover Defender 90 will fit in the gap.
            Main Pipes are in the right locations, vent pipe can be easily adapted.

            I used one as a temporary measure just to test run a couple of engine rebuilds.
            Needs a good fan though.

            Neil.

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              #7
              A new Merc radiator costs between $150 $00$. It's way cheaper than a Wizard or a SuperGill or having one one shipped from the UK or having 50 year old side tanks rebuilt. Something woudl have to be modified to anchor it down.
              Sujit

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                #8
                Originally posted by sujitroy View Post
                In this months mag. an article by Matt Guffogg , mentioned he is using a Mercedes 3.0I w124 radiator in his car. Anyone on this list know about it and what it would take to fit?
                Sujit
                I was at a breakers with Bob Heritage many years ago, he found that the radiator cowl from a W124 Merc, poss a 3 litre, needed minimal modification to fit a Stag and it extended around the fan blades. It is likely that the rad would also fit. We found that the Merc headertank and feed hose to the lower part of rad fitted perfectly in the Stag.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by sujitroy View Post
                  A new Merc radiator costs between $150 $00$. It's way cheaper than a Wizard or a SuperGill or having one one shipped from the UK or having 50 year old side tanks rebuilt. Something woudl have to be modified to anchor it down.
                  Sujit
                  Can't argue with that, but is it as efficient? I know it doesn't get hot in San Jose compared to the central valley, but for me living in Texas the question of efficiency is the most important. That said, my original radiator and my Stagdad water-pump seem to be doing well.
                  John

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                    #10
                    Get the original one tested & repaired / recored if necessary.
                    Aluminium is a poor substitute for copper & brass & will most likely cost more.
                    If an original is recored, it’s worth asking to have the original top & bottom brackets retained.
                    some recores have new brackets (top & bottom) supplied which do not fit the car & can cause the radiator to be in the wrong place... aka too close to the fan.
                    Last edited by jbuckl; Yesterday, 01:13.
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                      #11
                      Originally posted by jbuckl View Post
                      Get the original one tested & repaired / recored if necessary.
                      Aluminium is a poor substitute for copper & brass & will most likely cost more.
                      If an original is recored, it’s worth asking to have the original top & bottom brackets retained.
                      some recores have new brackets (top & bottom) supplied which do not fit the car & can cause the radiator to be in the wrong place... aka too close to the fan.
                      +1
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                      2016 RBRR finisher. 400 mile C2C 21/22 April 2018!

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