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Connor's 1967 S2a needs a new radiator as the existing one leaks like a sieve. Looking around at what is available it seems that anything up to about 1969 has a radiator with the bottom hose coming out at 90 degrees to the radiator (i.e. pointing towards the back of the vehicle) but after that (including all series 3 models) the bottom outlet has a bend in it leaving it pointing towards the driver's side front wheel.
The existing one is of the former type but all the replacements I can find online seem to be of the latter type. Does anyone know if the engine blocks are the same meaning we can use a later S2a/S3 radiator on an earlier S2a as long as we use the later top and bottom hoses to go with it?
Alternatively does anyone have one of the earlier type in good condition they want to sell?
It's a looooong time since I played with Series motors but as far as I can remember the 2.25 engine was pretty much the same externally right the way through Series 2/2A/3. There were some changes internally.
It's possible the thermostat housing and/or water pump were different but I'd have though the worst case would be that you'd need to modify some pipes - it's not that difficult. I hooked my Series 3 rad up to a V8 for a while with a couple of "modified" Range Rover top hoses that I happened to have !
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