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Old 02-18-2017, 11:04 AM
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What's an exact fit mean��. That does not compute.....
Is there anything that is an exact fit on a old car....

Griffins can look nice with dressed welds and painted satin black.

Dan is referring to a Gano filter to keep the chunks of block out of the radiator.
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Old 02-19-2017, 08:44 PM
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I am putting this Mk l back as STOCK, original 260, 2 bbl carb, steel wheels, hub caps, so I do plan on a rebuild of this radiator. Brian F. put me onto a shop in Vancouver, B.C. that may be able to help sourcing a core. I will keep you all informed. Thanks for the interest!
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Old 02-20-2017, 10:36 AM
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Ron Davis in Phoenix also has a Tiger radiator although their prices seam to be approaching $700. They had a unit that had a 2 3/8 thick core but had some complaints and has since reduced the core to 1 3/4 wide.
second the use of the Club Gano filter. I was having a terrible time last summer with overheating. I had to have the end of the cap cut off to access and clean out the tubes.
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Old 02-20-2017, 12:58 PM
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A stock 2 row from B382001345 a car that was a total cut up by DPO in 1990 something. I also have one that according to the previous owner had upgraded Cat Club three row core. It is stock appearing bit for the thickness of the core. I have seen stock ones come up for sale from time to time. I've also asked how many rows did an original rad have and still hear crickets in the silence.
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Old 02-20-2017, 07:48 PM
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I too am from Vancouver, and after having my Healey rad re-cored 2 years ago, decided it is better to keep the original and buy new tech.
I used Central Valley Radiators in Maple Ridge for the Healey

I spoke to Ron Davis before buying the Griffith from Summit as it seemed to me that the core spec was the same, in the number of rows, density, size......
I did not get a good answer as to the price difference so bought the Griffith
I am now deliberating if I will lose any cooling capability by painting the aluminium flat black for a stock look.

If using an aluminium rad, you should think of installing a zinc anode in the drain hole. I posted about his a year or so ago on the forum

Crap filter of course, and do not forget to replace, remove, or clean the heater element before installing that new rad

It probably will not last as long as the copper rad, and aluminium has a lower heat transfer rate than copper. Lighter however, and new cars use aluminium so I thought to give it a go as my overheating experience over the past 45 years has been stellar.
BTW this go around is a stockish 260 so the Griffith should be fine

I am sure we have all read the TEAE cooling article and noted the benefit on a reduced diameter fan pulley. I gave up trying to find this pulley, and do not like the look of a dual sheave, so I decided to have a small CNC run of reduced diameter billet aluminium fan pulleys made.
Single sheave, Tiger specific centre hole, so paint, polish, powdercoat, or use raw as you wish.
Jim alias 66TigerMK1A is my JV partner in this, and will have these for sale to club members with details posted on the Hobby Vendor page once I get these over to Jim.
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Old 08-06-2017, 05:15 PM
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Did you ever get these done? if so are they avialable
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Old 08-06-2017, 05:23 PM
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I too am from Vancouver, and after having my Healey rad re-cored 2 years ago, decided it is better to keep the original and buy new tech.
I used Central Valley Radiators in Maple Ridge for the Healey

I spoke to Ron Davis before buying the Griffith from Summit as it seemed to me that the core spec was the same, in the number of rows, density, size......
I did not get a good answer as to the price difference so bought the Griffith
I am now deliberating if I will lose any cooling capability by painting the aluminium flat black for a stock look.

If using an aluminium rad, you should think of installing a zinc anode in the drain hole. I posted about his a year or so ago on the forum

Crap filter of course, and do not forget to replace, remove, or clean the heater element before installing that new rad

It probably will not last as long as the copper rad, and aluminium has a lower heat transfer rate than copper. Lighter however, and new cars use aluminium so I thought to give it a go as my overheating experience over the past 45 years has been stellar.
BTW this go around is a stockish 260 so the Griffith should be fine

I am sure we have all read the TEAE cooling article and noted the benefit on a reduced diameter fan pulley. I gave up trying to find this pulley, and do not like the look of a dual sheave, so I decided to have a small CNC run of reduced diameter billet aluminium fan pulleys made.
Single sheave, Tiger specific centre hole, so paint, polish, powdercoat, or use raw as you wish.
Jim alias 66TigerMK1A is my JV partner in this, and will have these for sale to club members with details posted on the Hobby Vendor page once I get these over to Jim.
Im from Delta and read your articles did you get the desired cooling you wanted?
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Old 08-06-2017, 05:24 PM
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How did your results work out?
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Old 08-07-2017, 02:44 PM
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It's a Griffin Thermal Products radiator, ordered for you by Summit. Comes with warranty from Griffin. Sold by Summit but not at a typical "low" Summit price. When I ordered mine, they said it was not available for 2 weeks (didn't have it in stock, presumably because they order from Griffin when someone wants one). But got it in 5 days. Very nice radiator, but haven't installed it yet so waiting to see how it cools. Cliff
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Old 08-10-2017, 07:13 AM
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Did you ever get these done? if so are they avialable
Yes done and all are gone, but may make some more
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