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Re: New Radiator

Postby Jim Becker » Wed Jul 21, 2021 3:17 pm

goxu1 wrote:re the height of the radiator ....don't the side brackets sit on top of the radiator base ?
Wont a spacer just move the whole problem up ?

I warned you I didn't think it through.

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Re: New Radiator

Postby goxu1 » Wed Jul 21, 2021 3:23 pm

I laser cut a spacer and used my stainless flat surface to check again. Like Bob said , my bolster is less than good.
But even still the Clancy is leaning towards the back. Not sure if it can be forced. Maybe a radiator shop is the best bet there.
Still the side brackets are going to have to have the corners notched I think....
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Re: New Radiator

Postby goxu1 » Wed Jul 21, 2021 4:09 pm

Jim Becker wrote:
goxu1 wrote:re the height of the radiator ....don't the side brackets sit on top of the radiator base ?
Wont a spacer just move the whole problem up ?

I warned you I didn't think it through.


All good
Cripes - I thought I'd never get one.

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Re: New Radiator

Postby Jim Becker » Wed Jul 21, 2021 4:25 pm

Keep in mind that raising the side brackets will have some effect on the fit of the hood/tank, and thus some effect on interference of the hood with the radiator cap. I don't know if the thickness of your spacer will be enough to have a notable effect.

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Re: New Radiator

Postby goxu1 » Wed Jul 21, 2021 4:35 pm

Hi Jim , the spacer I cut was only so I could measure the squareness on the bench.
I'm wasn't goin to use it on the cub...
I needed the hole in the middle as the core on the Clancy hung down below the base plate and therefore wasn't going to sit on the base plate.
The IH radiator was all flush with the bottom plate..
sorry for the confusion...
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Re: New Radiator

Postby Don McCombs » Wed Jul 21, 2021 4:51 pm

Jim Becker wrote:Keep in mind that raising the side brackets will have some effect on the fit of the hood/tank, and thus some effect on interference of the hood with the radiator cap. I don't know if the thickness of your spacer will be enough to have a notable effect.

Jim makes a very good point. I would test fit the hood with the Clancy before I modified anything. The neck may sit too low to get the cap on.
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Re: New Radiator

Postby goxu1 » Wed Jul 21, 2021 5:24 pm

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I line them up side by side and the Clancy seemed to be about 5mm shorter overall to the top of the neck.
Looking at a photo of my cub when it was in one piece..(why didn't I leave it like that??) , it looks like the cap is pretty close to the hood.
Yep , that may be another problem...
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Re: New Radiator

Postby Cubfriend » Wed Jul 21, 2021 6:57 pm

Watching to see how this works out. Good Luck!
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Re: New Radiator

Postby goxu1 » Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:16 pm

I'm not holding my breath as I've sent 2 emails and zero response.....I hope it doesn't get to the point of "name and shame"
Cripes - I thought I'd never get one.

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Re: New Radiator

Postby SamsFarm » Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:11 pm

Send a email of your post to the manufacturer.

Gee, you'd think they would make a exact duplicate, not "meh close enough"!

I still find it odd that a cub radiator is made in Ireland, and not here in the states!

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Re: New Radiator

Postby Gary S. » Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:17 pm

Sorry to see that happen. Probably talking to a radiator shop first would be a good thing. I'm curious if the vendor knew it was going down under and possibly "unloaded" it knowing it had a fitment problem? If they never respond it might be best to let others know where it was purchased - that's not very good customer service.

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Re: New Radiator

Postby goxu1 » Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:13 pm

Gary S. wrote:Sorry to see that happen. Probably talking to a radiator shop first would be a good thing. I'm curious if the vendor knew it was going down under and possibly "unloaded" it knowing it had a fitment problem? If they never respond it might be best to let others know where it was purchased - that's not very good customer service.


I thought the same thing too. I should be some sceptical...
When I unboxed it I thought it may have been a return or 2nd as the base plate had a few distortions in it.
I'll wait a few days and see if I get a reply. The situation has got little chance of turning out any good as there was so much shipping cost involved.
That's the price I pay for being so far away. If it was in the US , it could be returned and another shipped out for $25 each way and that would be OK , but the vendor is unlikely to absorb shipping costs either way on this no matter who's in the right or wrong.
Cripes - I thought I'd never get one.

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Re: New Radiator

Postby Glen » Thu Jul 22, 2021 2:03 am

Hi,
You can see the radiator cap in the pic by your name at your posts.

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Re: New Radiator

Postby goxu1 » Thu Jul 22, 2021 2:24 am

Glen wrote:Hi,
You can see the radiator cap in the pic by your name at your posts.


Yes , there won't be much in it. That's the last thing I need is for the cap to gouge into the top of the hood
Cripes - I thought I'd never get one.

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Re: New Radiator

Postby Dale Finch » Thu Jul 22, 2021 6:32 am

As SamsFarm said above, send Clancey a copy of the link to this post. We have sent a LOT of business their way, and if they aren't willing to simply send you a replacement, it would certainly influence my future recommendations!
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