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New Radiator 48 Cub

Postby Plywud » Fri Jan 28, 2022 7:05 pm

Old radiator started leaking at the bottom, couldn't find anyone who could fix and pressure test so invested in a new one from Steiner. Same part number, but it's about a 3/4 of an inch narrower, and it has the end brackets for support attached to the core. Do I still mount it with the original stand up supporting brackets? Have I got the wrong one?

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Re: New Radiator 48 Cub

Postby Bob McCarty » Fri Jan 28, 2022 7:12 pm

The website picture doesn't show the end brackets. How do the holes line up? Will the top outlet/ hose line up correctly? The narrower core probably isn't a problem unless you work your Cub hard enough to possibly overheat it. A good time to flush the block and bolster with the rad off.
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Re: New Radiator 48 Cub

Postby Plywud » Fri Jan 28, 2022 7:46 pm

The cooling fins on the old radiator are exposed, they fit into the cast radiator support ends that bolt to the same base as the radiator itself. The new radiator, has a medal cover attached between the top tank and the base, covering those fins, and if I fit it into the cast radiator supports and bolt it down, there is a 1/4 inch gap on each side, between the side of the radiator and the cast support brackets. The old radiator is 12 3/4 inches wide, the new one is 12 1/4 wide in the same spot. I've got the old fat man syndrom, have I missed something in the install? Do I have the wrong radiator, I hate paying top dollar for something thinking I'm paying more for a better product and then have to mickey mouse the install to make it work.

Thanks for your help

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Re: New Radiator 48 Cub

Postby Dale Finch » Fri Jan 28, 2022 7:59 pm

Is this the radiator you bought from Steiner's?

https://www.steinertractor.com/IHS188-Radiator-with-mounting-gasket?gclid=Cj0KCQiAxc6PBhCEARIsAH8Hff2vaQEggFYptosAbrAfdefHHLVNrlA58JF9TpViKzp5wRTXWLpxK68aAqHxEALw_wcB
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It does appear the Steiner radiator has a "frame" on the sides. Here is the one TM Tractors has:

http://www.tmtractor.com/new/co/671fp.htm
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TM's radiator is the Clancy (Irish)... I've used 2 Clancy's and they fit fine.
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Re: New Radiator 48 Cub

Postby Greenthumbfarms » Fri Jan 28, 2022 9:33 pm

I have yet to replace a radiator on a cub but do you have a good radiator shop around you? I have always had mine re-cored and have had good luck going that route. Naturally I'm not sure what it would cost to do a little one like this, a replacement may be a better option financially.
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Re: New Radiator 48 Cub

Postby Bob McCarty » Fri Jan 28, 2022 10:16 pm

Dale Finch wrote:It does appear the Steiner radiator has a "frame" on the sides.

Dale, I think your eyes are better than mine.
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Re: New Radiator 48 Cub

Postby Gary Dotson » Sat Jan 29, 2022 8:28 am

It’s hard to tell from that picture but when enlarged, it does look like it may have side frames. Regardless, you still need the original uprights, the hood has to mount to them. I think this is just the suppliers design. (Whoever that may be)

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Re: New Radiator 48 Cub

Postby Clemsonfor » Sat Jan 29, 2022 8:54 pm

Bob McCarty wrote:
Dale Finch wrote:It does appear the Steiner radiator has a "frame" on the sides.

Dale, I think your eyes are better than mine.

100% the top pic has framed sides to protect the fins on it where the lower picture does not.

I also agree with the post below yours, either way you have to have the factor sides to mount your hood too.

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Re: New Radiator 48 Cub

Postby Don McCombs » Sat Jan 29, 2022 10:42 pm

Plywud wrote:Old radiator started leaking at the bottom, couldn't find anyone who could fix and pressure test so invested in a new one from Steiner. Same part number, but it's about a 3/4 of an inch narrower, and it has the end brackets for support attached to the core. Do I still mount it with the original stand up supporting brackets? Have I got the wrong one?

Rick Johnson

Can you post a photo of the radiator that you received?
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Re: New Radiator 48 Cub

Postby JohnMihevic » Sun Jan 30, 2022 9:02 am

Be sure to measure the distance from the top of the radiator tank to the top of the filler neck--that is the same distance as the original one. I bought one and the neck was too short and the radiator cap would not go on. I bought the Clancy from TM tractor and it fits perfectly.

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Re: New Radiator 48 Cub

Postby Plywud » Mon Jan 31, 2022 8:50 pm

Got it remounted over the week-end, while there is about 1/2 inch difference, bot the radiator and the towers are really firm at the top, so will keep an eye on them, and it a problem does develop with the new set up and I build some shims for additional support.

Thanks for all your help

RJ


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