[TR] TR3 radiator tilted backwards?

Bob Labuz yellowtr at adelphia.net
Wed Jan 30 17:01:32 MST 2008

On Wednesday 30 January 2008 04:25 pm, dorpaul wrote:
> Hi,
> I am fitting a new Wizard Radiator into my TR3.  It's gonna be a tight fit
> unless I slightly lean it towards the driver.  In other words, the top of
> the radiator leans backwards (I have installed an electric fan), and is
> only leaning about an 1" closer to the driver than the bottom of the
> radiator. This insures that the radiator cap on the radiator's neck has
> sufficient clearance from the bonnet when it's shut.
>  Is this allright for my driver TR3?
> Thanks,
> Paul Dorsey
> 60 TR3

I dont have an answer to your question but the base mount will be at an angle. 
Just doesnt sound correct to me. But I have seen radiators on stock and race 
cars that are installed about at a 45 degree angle. I believe some of the 
Corvette cars used an angled radiator.

Anyway, I just measured a stock TR3A radiator and the height is 22 3/4 inches.

I put a level on the top to measure the bottom to the radiator cap and the 
length is 25 3/4 inches. The spout comes out at an angle. Maybe your spout 
angle is to steep?



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