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  • Replacement radiator.

    I discovered a small leak in my (non race) radiator. Yesterday I yanked it out and took it to a radiator shop this morning. Sadly enough they could not do too much about it since the leak was deep inside the top end of the unit.

    Is there a replacement radiator available on the market, or do I just get one from Caterham?

    /Magnus F.

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    Radiator

    Magnus, maybe this is a bit out in left field, but have you thought of trying to source a radiator from a Sprint Car parts supplier as advertised in such magazines as Sprint Car & Midget magazine? Looking through my recent copy I see Pancho's Racing Products, BR Motorsports (Visalia), Kreitz Oval Track Parts, Speedway Motorsports, VMAC Racing Products, Arizona Race Mart (Phoenix), and Kaeding Performance (Campbell). I'm sure you're aware of C&R, as they will manufacture a custom radiator to your specifications. Forgot to mention Smiley's Racing Products (Mesquite, TX)....Big name. Hope some of this is of use to you! Once you go into Sprint parts online, I think you'll find a whole new world of parts that could (?) be used in our 7's both for the street and track.
    With Best Regards,
    Jim F.

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    • #3
      I'll have a look.

      Thank you Jim.

      /Magnus F.

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      • #4
        Magnus

        Is your radiator the aluminum type with a plastic top tank?

        Doug

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        • #5
          Doug,

          It is the all-alu version with no plastic on it whatsoever.

          /Magnus F.

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          • #6
            Fixed.

            I dropped it off at Mattson's radiator. They flushed it and fixed the leak for $68.

            www.mattsonradiator.com

            I'll pick it up monday.

            /Magnus F.

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            • #7
              >sigh<

              They reported on the wrong radiator. My was not fixable.

              I have tried to reach Caterham USA all week to get a quote from them, but there is nobody there.

              I'll probably order one from the UK on Monday.

              /Magnus F.

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              • #8
                Magnus

                I've a friend that says he can get it fixed or build one.

                The place just built one for a Cobra.

                I'll know more tomorrow, will email you off list.

                Doug

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                • #9
                  Rocky Mountain sports cars lists them on their website.

                  $399 for the stock one

                  $539 for triple bypass.

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                  • #10
                    I have the 3 pass ali racing radiator and have had no problems, but there are substantial concerns on Blatchat about leakage on this rad when running a race spring set up on public roads. Apparently, the center section is not well supported and can be jarred loose on bumpy roads. Caterham UK's parts site warns of this on the page for the 3 pass radiator. Radtec is also known to make a good racing rad-
                    http://radtec.co.uk/index.php?p0=det...=56&partNo=RC7
                    Also cheaper than OEM.
                    Brad
                    2013 Boss 302 Mustang
                    2005 SV Roadsport (gone but not forgotten)

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                    • #11
                      The radtec is, with shipping, $66 more expensive than the stock Caterham unit before shipping. I'll buy that.

                      /Magnus F.

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                      • #12
                        You might ask Radtec if they make one with the inlet & outlet tubes swapped, to suit a Duratec installation. Can't hurt to ask.
                        | | Sean

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                        • #13
                          I just asked. Thanks for the tip.


                          /Magnus F.

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                          • #14
                            I just spoke to Radtec and confirmed my order with them. Nice chaps.

                            $467, including shipping, for their "standard" radiator, which apparently is better than Caterham's 3 row race "no-street-use-with-stiff-shocks" edition . They are going to swap the position of the inlet and outlet, which will clean up the plumbing a lot.

                            Ships Thursday.

                            /Magnus F.

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                            • #15
                              New radiator received. Looks very nice, but I haven't fitted it yet.

                              /Magnus F.

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