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Postby kenscub » Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:52 am

My tinkering with new cub, after a 15 year sit, has uncovered a leaking radiator - several places - is now going to require a replacement. I have access to a radiator from a "square nose" cub. Will the "square nose" radiator fit my 1949 cub???

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Re: radiator

Postby Shane Nelson » Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:05 am

Yes.
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Re: radiator

Postby tst » Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:34 am

it will bolt in,some of necks are different height on a square nose so check the top of radiator to make sure it is the same

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Re: radiator

Postby kenscub » Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:42 am

The radiator I was offered turned out to be a dud. It had been hit and two of the tubes were broken just under the top tank. I will option for a new one and save all the risk and hassle. ken

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Re: radiator

Postby Bob McCarty » Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:01 am

The radiators made by Clancy (Ireland) seem to be the best quality. You may find them on eBay and some other tractor parts websites.

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Re: radiator

Postby Shane Nelson » Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:41 am

TMtractor has the Clancy's Bob speaks of.
http://www.tmtractor.com/new/co/671fp.htm
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Re: radiator

Postby LRiddle » Fri Nov 18, 2016 1:26 pm

Has anyone had any luck getting a radiator recored? I've thought about taking mine to a radiator shop to have them spruce it up, but I don't know if it would be cost effective.
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Re: radiator

Postby eiebe » Fri Nov 18, 2016 5:25 pm

You could have a shop plug the 2 cores and run it like that my 52 has 3 cores plugged and I never have had a bit of trouble with temp its not a long term fix but its a cheap one think I paid the shop 12$ to do mine

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Re: radiator

Postby indy61 » Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:29 pm

LRiddle wrote:Has anyone had any luck getting a radiator recored? I've thought about taking mine to a radiator shop to have them spruce it up, but I don't know if it would be cost effective.


Yes, years ago when there were radiator shops.

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Re: radiator

Postby LRiddle » Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:31 pm

indy61 wrote:
LRiddle wrote:Has anyone had any luck getting a radiator recored? I've thought about taking mine to a radiator shop to have them spruce it up, but I don't know if it would be cost effective.


Yes, years ago when there were radiator shops.


Theres 2 shops by me that do goos work.
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Re: radiator

Postby eiebe » Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:15 pm

indy61 wrote:
LRiddle wrote:Has anyone had any luck getting a radiator recored? I've thought about taking mine to a radiator shop to have them spruce it up, but I don't know if it would be cost effective.


Yes, years ago when there were radiator shops.



A decent auto repair shop should be competent its were I took mine

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Re: radiator

Postby EarlyCub49 » Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:45 pm

Get a Clancy, I did almost 10 years ago, and will again if I need another. Don't buy a cheap knock-off.
Local radiator shop wanted over $200 to rebuild with no way of testing or a guarantee.

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Re: radiator

Postby Coventry plumber » Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:18 am

Be carefully if you get a brand new radiator, I had gotten one that must be a knock off and the overfill expansion tube was located off to the side somewhat and not at back center causing me to alter the hood hole larger . Not what I wanted to do but it was installed already buy the time i realized it . Tom C
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Re: radiator

Postby JohnMihevic » Mon Nov 21, 2016 3:13 pm

If you can afford the $$, get the Clancey. I bought mine a couple of months ago from TMtractor; fantastic build quality with a perfect fit.

About 5 years ago, I had my '49 cub engine rebuilt and got a new radiator from CNH. It was made in China and the core leaked from the "get go". I got the free replacement. The height of the filler neck opening was too short, so I ground down the radiator cap, but it still dragged on the hood and was a bear to get off every time I went to check the coolant level. A couple of years ago I decided to take my original cub radiator to an old time repair local shop. They repaired a few bad spots and pressure tested it. This summer it starting leaking, so I decided to "bite the bullet" after reading posts on the forum about the Clancey made in Ireland. I ordered it from TMtractor--It cools very well--Filler neck is the right height--I am very happy with it.

John M.

P.S. The only thing that is not exactly original is the metal drain tube. The Clancey just has a stub end at the radiator filler neck. I took my old and new radiator back to the shop and they silver soldered my old tube to the new radiator. Or get some flex plastic tube from a hardware store and connect it to the stub end Clancey provides.

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Re: radiator

Postby Jim Becker » Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:50 pm

JohnMihevic wrote:P.S. The only thing that is not exactly original is the metal drain tube. The Clancey just has a stub end at the radiator filler neck. I took my old and new radiator back to the shop and they silver soldered my old tube to the new radiator. Or get some flex plastic tube from a hardware store and connect it to the stub end Clancey provides.

The very late Cubs came with an overflow nipple with a tube to extend it. The Clancy appears to be made to the latest IH revision.


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