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Coolex radiator Plus 2

PostPost by: NYK » Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:28 pm

Who’s fitted one of these Coolex rads to a Plus 2, I have a question or two.

http://www.coolexperts.co.uk/product/lo ... struction/
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PostPost by: NYK » Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:29 pm

Well I’ve fitted one now

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PostPost by: pptom » Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:05 pm

That's one seriously shiny and tidy engine bay!
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PostPost by: Chrispy » Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:06 pm

Looking good! Did you have any issues fitting the radiator?

And did you buy your brake servo as a kit? i've still got the Mk2A which I'm having issues with and looking at the Lockheed units. Haven't seen that front bracket before.
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PostPost by: NYK » Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:32 pm

Fitting the rad was OK as I was lucky enough to find a fellow Plus 2 owner locally and was able to take some measurements off his car. Because I’d fitted a complete new front end I had no pre-drilled mounting bracket holes in the body, so needed some accurate measurements. The rad comes with the mounting flanges pre-drilled and I believe it is meant to line up with the existing brackets. I did need to slightly adjust the mounting flanges but that was just a case of filing a few mm off the lower sides, no big deal.

The Lockheed servo came with the main bracket which I used, but the front bracket did not really fit where I needed it to so I turned up a stainless steel collar to fit the servo and attached that to a threaded rod and simple bracket also in stainless
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