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MGA Aluminium Radiator AUSTRALIA

Simmo

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Does anyone know where I can purchase an aluminium radiator for a MGA 1500 here in Aus. I just got one from a crowd in Melbourne Ebay and the SOB mounting holes are a mile out.
It seems that all other Ebay radiators listed are the same mob of Chineese under different names.
The quality seems OK but the mounting hole positions cant be changed.
Any help would be apreciatyed
 

DrEntropy

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Wish I could be more certain of the MGA units but: I got a couple aluminum radiators for MGB's here in the States from Moss Motors and they fit well with no need of modification. They have one listed for the MGA but we've never fitted one.
Hope this helps somewhat:
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YakkoWarner

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On the subject of aluminum radiators, how are those folks who are using them handing the concerns of galvanic erosion of metals that happens when you start combining almuminim with steel and brass and whatever with the coolant?
 

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The unit itself is all aluminum, the only thing it's in contact with as a dissimilar metal are the bolts holding it to the frame. Otherwise it's the hoses. As for coolant, the major manufacturers have been making aluminum and plastic radiators for decades now. Only thing failing with those seems to be the seals between plastic and aluminum.
 
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Wish I could be more certain of the MGA units but: I got a couple aluminum radiators for MGB's here in the States from Moss Motors and they fit well with no need of modification. They have one listed for the MGA but we've never fitted one.
Hope this helps somewhat:
MGA Radiator
Thank you for your suggestion. I have now ordered one from Moss USA. Damm expensive when you pay for airfreight on top but hoping that it works OK. TYhe Chinese ones on eBay dont fit and the drama in returning them is worse than the Moss costs. Thanks again
 

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Does anyone know where I can purchase an aluminium radiator for a MGA 1500 here in Aus. I just got one from a crowd in Melbourne Ebay and the SOB mounting holes are a mile out.
It seems that all other Ebay radiators listed are the same mob of Chineese under different names.
The quality seems OK but the mounting hole positions cant be changed.
Any help would be apreciatyed
That company has 2x different radiators that they say are suitable for MGA. (although only one fits)
The crossflow unit has the mounting hole positions in the correct position (but doesn't look as nice as the other one where the holes are close together). (being crossflow it doesn't have a top tank)
The crossflow unit still needs to be 'made to fit'. i.e. remove the nipple on the steering rack and replace with a flat hex. Spacers will need to be used to make sure that the radiator is the correct distance from the fan etc as the mounting bracket fin is not in the same place as the original ie. it runs down the centre and the bonnet support hole needs to be opened up a bit.
Other than that it fits.
MandoG
 
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