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engine swaps and other performance upgrades, plus "factory" and Costello V8s

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mgrv8
malcolm Ray

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Registered:
05/23/2022 02:20PM

Main British Car:
1971 & 1979 Rover v8 and Iron Duke inline 4 (Pontiac design)

COOLING FOR ROVER V8
Posted by: mgrv8
Date: May 23, 2022 02:35PM

In Alaska I have a 79 "B" with Rover V8. Looking to change radiator. Is there an aluminum rad available without having
to buy a spendy custom made one? I just heard today that a Chinese firm makes every radiator ever conceived(??)
Any help finding a new rad would be greatly appreciated.


mstemp
Mike Stemp
Calgary, Canada
(217 posts)

Registered:
11/25/2009 07:18AM

Main British Car:
1980 MGB Rover 4.6L

Re: COOLING FOR ROVER V8
Posted by: mstemp
Date: May 24, 2022 01:03AM

65 Mustang.


bfc
Ben Clark
West Michigan
(3 posts)

Registered:
06/07/2021 12:48PM

Main British Car:
1980 MGB BOPR 3.5

Re: COOLING FOR ROVER V8
Posted by: bfc
Date: June 02, 2022 10:43AM

Mike is correct. the early Mustang V8 radiator is the best choice. I found that I had to trim some of the stock mounting rail from the front sides of the radiator and add in a wider piece along each side on the rear, top half of the Mustang radiator, but it is a near perfect fit. It hangs pretty low, so make sure to check clearance between your puller fan (if equipped) and the anti-sway bar.

That said, temps in Alaska may be mild enough that you can simply use the stock 77-80 MGB radiator, which is identical to the factory V8 radiator, if I recall.


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