[Saloon-lovers] S Type radiator in Mk2

I have a spare radiator that looks the same as the one in my Mk2
except that the lower hose port is on the left side of the car instead
of the right as on the Mk2. Since I got this with a bunch of parts I
bought from a guy who had S-Types, I assume that’s what it came off
of. Can anyone confirm this?

Also, since the water pump has its connections on the right side,
there would have to be a cross-over pipe running under the vibration
damper. I don’t like that because it would limit access for putting a
socket wrench on to turn the crank for timing etc.

How do they do it on S-Types?

Thanks, Ken Wallace, 62 3.8 Mk2, San Diego

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In reply to a message from Kenneth Wallace sent Sat 25 Jul 2009:

hi,

the S type also has the lower hose port on the right side like the
MK-2, so the radiator you have might not be from a S type.

a cross-over pipe does not exist on the S type either, the S type
cooling system is identical to the MK-2.

Zurdo–
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I have a spare radiator that looks the same as the one in my Mk2
except that the lower hose port is on the left side of the car instead
of the right as on the Mk2. Since I got this with a bunch of parts I
bought from a guy who had S-Types, I assume that’s what it came off
of. Can anyone confirm this?
there would have to be a cross-over pipe running under the vibration
damper. I don’t like that because it would limit access for putting a
socket wrench on to turn the crank for timing etc.
How do they do it on S-Types?


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In reply to a message from zurdo sent Sat 25 Jul 2009:

Could it be for a Daimler 2.5 liter saloon with the same
body as a MK II?? Also does anyone know if a MKII and S
Type radiator are interchangeable?–
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the S type also has the lower hose port on the right side like the
MK-2, so the radiator you have might not be from a S type.


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In reply to a message from Kenneth Wallace sent Sat 25 Jul 2009:

have a spare radiator that looks the same as the one in my Mk2
except that the lower hose port is on the left side of the car
instead
of the right as on the Mk2. Since I got this with a bunch of parts I
bought from a guy who had S-Types, I assume that’s what it came off
of. Can anyone confirm this?

Also, since the water pump has its connections on the right side,
there would have to be a cross-over pipe running under the vibration
damper. I don’t like that because it would limit access for putting
a
socket wrench on to turn the crank for timing etc.

Ken,
Take a picture and post it, as this seems like a 420 radiator which
I recently got into a major fight with that lasted over 4 hours.
There is a metal cross over pipe on mine with an internal tranny
cooler. The shop has it now for a boil out and I relish the
opportunity to replace it. The main crank bolt is now highly
visible as I pulled the fan, the clutch and my back! Check one of
the vendor catalogs to see just how many hoses a model would need
and that would be your answer.
Gerard–
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The radiator is most likely not from a 420, as the 420 rad is a cross-flow
design, while that on the MK2 has vertical tubes. Also, the 420 does not
have a top tank like that on the MK2, rather it has a separate tank that
bolts to the body above the radiator and has a hose that connects it to the
radiator. It is not at all like a MK2 radiator. Perhaps yours is from a
Daimler 2.5V8. The radiators have the same dimensions, and both have
vertical tubes, but the top hose connection is on the opposite end of the top
tank as for the MK2
radiator. I have all three cars and can send you pictures of all three
radiators if interested.
Regards, Bob McAnelly
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Thank you all for your contributions. I will post a picture tomorrow.

I can say however, that it looks very much like a Mk2 radiator; same
dimensions, but for the lower connection being at the left side. The
top connection is the same as the Mk2, so that seems to rule out the
Daimler theory.

The fellow I got it from was known to do lumps in Mk2s. That may be
the explanation. He could have had it made specifically to match some
beastly bastardization.

Ken Wallace

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