[Mgs] Radiator

Max Heim mvheim at sonic.net
Wed Feb 27 23:58:35 MST 2019

Butting in, with my recent experience regarding a MK.I MGB radiator…

After a fan blade attacked it, the old-school local radiator shop said it wasn’t repairable.

They said they could re-core it for $450, which seemed like a lot.

I looked at the replacement radiators that were available, and wasn’t hearing good things about them. And many of them didn’t even have a provision for a drain tap, which to me was a deal killer (since the lower hose is so hard to access, it just seemed that that would add a permanent maintenance nightmare).

Then I managed to convince Moss Motors that their fan had a factory flaw, so they not only replaced the fan, they supplied a new aluminum radiator… with a drain tap.

I don’t like the look of bare aluminum under the hood, but I sprayed it flat black and it looked fine.

Assuming “free” isn’t an option, between buying a dubious $250 radiator and having the original one re-cored for $450, I might have chosen the latter. Or maybe not.

Max Heim
'66 MGB

> On Feb 27, 2019, at 5:20 PM, Joe Powers via Mgs <mgs at autox.team.net> wrote:
> Thanks Barney for the reply.  Are any of the new ones effective?  Do the job?
> The car is not original and wouldn’t a new core be pretty costly?
> Joe
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