[ROVERNET - UK] 1930s radiator alignment

phing phing at videotron.ca
Sun Nov 25 21:37:08 GMT 2007

 a crtical sentence was lost from my last e mail . It should have said
I found it best to bolt the two front wings and the chrome radiator surround together to form on floppy unit . Two people can lift 
this whole assembly into place , over the neck of the radiator filler pipe
Hope this makes more sense ??
 Patrick  ----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Alan Gale" <agale at iinet.net.au>
To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Sunday, November 25, 2007 3:15 AM
Subject: [ROVERNET - UK] 1930s radiator alignment

> Has anyone with P<4 experience cracked the secret to radiator alignment?
> I cannot get the radiator on the Rover 10 to sit happily in alignment with
> the bonnet (hood).
> No matter how I adjust it, it always seems to settle itself so that it is
> not parallel to the bonnet front, but is at a slight angle, so one side of
> the bonnet rests firmly against the radiator surround (awakening fears of it
> slowly chewing its way through) and the other side is about 5mm clear.
> The radiator rests on a rubber pad, is connected to the engine (and
> therefore subject to some adjustment) by radiator hoses and is linked to the
> bulkhead (fire wall) by two rods which give "fore and aft" tilt adjustment
> to the radiator top.
> Then there are the two rods coming in from the mudguard (fender) brackets
> which bolt on to the radiator at either side.
> All other pre-war radiators I have dealt with have had some sort of solid
> mooring at the base which can be adjusted.
> I have tried several times the method of slackening off all connections,
> getting it all aligned and then tightening up to that setting ... no
> permanent joy.
> Is there something from the bleeding obvious category that I am missing?
> Alan Gale
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