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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4465 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Bob's Radiator
Posted by: Moderator
Date: July 13, 2012 12:24PM

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There must be some tricky details behind that tiny little grille. How do you cool a hot-rod like this?


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(3035 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: Bob's Radiator, where ? VW motor ?
Posted by: roverman
Date: July 18, 2012 11:38AM

Clan, I can't see the tailgate, maybe there's a "radiator",back- there ? Crafty/lol. roverman.


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Paul Speaks
Dallas, Texas
(698 posts)

Registered:
07/20/2009 06:40PM

Main British Car:
1972 MGB-GT 1979 Ford 302

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Re: Bob's Radiator
Posted by: pspeaks
Date: July 26, 2012 04:43PM

T's use a $700 four core Walker radiator shaped to fit the radiator shell and a significant electric fan, even so it must be baffled and heating problems can still plaque you. We built two "Track T's" like this one except with sport decks rather than my favorite, the pick-up bed. We were never able to cool them adequately and converted them to a T radiator shell which always fixed the problem. Mine never ran above 180 in Texas.


Paul


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Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5919 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Bob's Radiator
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: July 26, 2012 08:59PM

It's a rather small opening and splits the airflow vertically so it doesn't get the benefit of the air stacking up on the leading edge of the vehicle the way a lot of new cars do. Looks nice though. Maybe the rear mounted radiator is the answer.

Jim


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Paul Speaks
Dallas, Texas
(698 posts)

Registered:
07/20/2009 06:40PM

Main British Car:
1972 MGB-GT 1979 Ford 302

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Re: Bob's Radiator
Posted by: pspeaks
Date: July 26, 2012 11:05PM

A rear radiator has been done and a beautiful blown example is in the North Texas T Bucket Alliance. It works very well. If anyone is interested Iíll look through my database and try to find a picture. Though the weight in the back does affect handling, it's not excessive and I suppose, while I donít agree, most would say you shouldnít use T Bucket and handling in the same sentence. You're right Jim, in my experience while the Track T nose piece looks good, it doesnít provide adequate air flow. A very good friend who was part of the T Bucket Factory in McKinney TX and around the ones we tried that didn't work is still trying to build a Track T. All of us here have told him it might work up north, but itís not a good Idea in 107 degree Texas summers. Still he persists; I guess weíll see when he gets it on the road in acouple of months.

Paul


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Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(3035 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: Bob's Radiator
Posted by: roverman
Date: July 27, 2012 04:19PM

Seems like you could use the boxed frame to transfer coolant to a rear radiator.A tailgate radiator with enough air flow ? This is the logic behind a rear mounted radiator in Hemi Healey. Time will tell. roverman.


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Paul Speaks
Dallas, Texas
(698 posts)

Registered:
07/20/2009 06:40PM

Main British Car:
1972 MGB-GT 1979 Ford 302

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Re: Bob's Radiator
Posted by: pspeaks
Date: July 27, 2012 06:29PM

Your right Art, itís not that difficult to do, and the headlight wires run through the frame rails on most of them, at least all of them that we built. I can't remember his name, but the guy that owns California Custom Roadsters in LA ran his brake and fuel lines through his frame.


Paul



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Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3918 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Bob's Radiator
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: September 23, 2012 09:10AM

It's electric? Or maybe it's like my MG, not enough HP to get hot. :)

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