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Clancy radiator problem

Postby Bob McCarty » Tue Sep 14, 2021 12:28 pm

Some of you have probably followed Paul's (goxu1) ordeal with a Clancy that was shipped to Australia. TM sent me a replacement. When I checked it against one that I bought about 10 years ago from Tom and Lynn, the height and lean are the same. If someone has a new, uninstalled Clancy, would you take it from the box and see if it leans about 1/4 inch at the top? Trying to figure out why the two (old and new) are the same and his doesn't fit, although mine has never been installed.

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Re: Clancy radiator problem

Postby indy61 » Tue Sep 14, 2021 12:43 pm

My guess is that Paul's tractor has had front end damage at some point. It wouldn't take much to cause a 1/4 inch difference.
Another thought is shipping damage. It's probably changed hands several times in that long trip.

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Re: Clancy radiator problem

Postby Don McCombs » Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:51 pm

Or declining quality control issues at Clancy. The are subject to the same Covid related staffing problems as we are in this country.
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Re: Clancy radiator problem

Postby SamsFarm » Wed Sep 15, 2021 9:10 am

It seems odd that of all the radiators IH made or had made was just fine and now no one can make a radiator that fits properly (thats what I gather from all your comments.)!

And of all the places to mfg, the cub radiators are made in Ireland.

Well I guess Ireland is better than China, but even that dont matter if none of them fit right!
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Re: Clancy radiator problem

Postby Gary S. » Wed Sep 15, 2021 12:44 pm

You guys need to get out more- this happens across the board whether its for a 1959 MG or a 1970 Honda motorcycle. You at times wonder why they went through all the work to reproduce something only to miss it by just that much. Be thankful you got what you can get even if you have to make it fit,the alternative is paying through the nose for some rusted out dented and torn up used part that you have to fix as well.

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Re: Clancy radiator problem

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Wed Sep 15, 2021 9:02 pm

There is a possibility it has frozen at sometime and the bolster is warped a little.
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Re: Clancy radiator problem

Postby Don McCombs » Wed Sep 15, 2021 9:19 pm

John may be on to something. Put a straight edge on the casting.
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Re: Clancy radiator problem

Postby Bob McCarty » Wed Sep 15, 2021 9:33 pm

Paul has been measuring with it on the bench. His bolster may be bulged but the radiator he has, the replacement sent to me, and the one I have all lean between 1/4-1/2" back towards the fan.
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