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    David Brown 1494 Radiator

    Hi All

    Does anybody know where I can get a radiator for a David Brown 1494. Seem to be able to get any other rad but not this one. Many Thanks. Dave

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    Re: David Brown 1494 Radiator

    What's wrong with the old one? Have you tried Barclay Williams or the David Brown Club?
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    Re: David Brown 1494 Radiator

    Quote Originally Posted by davepearce View Post
    Hi All

    Does anybody know where I can get a radiator for a David Brown 1494. Seem to be able to get any other rad but not this one. Many Thanks. Dave
    If all else fails then there are still places where you could get a new core put in your old rad Sereck used to be a big player in rad repairs although you should find someone quite easily?
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    Re: David Brown 1494 Radiator

    I've had plenty of radiators re-cored or repaired at reasonable cost, also had a few built from scratch at a bit more money. Had a NH TM155 core built into the rad for a Matbro TR200 utilising the extra side room. Now see if you can make that boil ye boy! Look for a radiator specialist in your area obviously there comes a point where if the cores bad and the top and bottom tank rotten starting from scratch makes more sense. You'll get a recon one somewhere if you search about. Do not tighten the mounting bolts on the new radiator up as that transfers the vibration from the engine through the chassis into the radiator and shakes it to bits, trick with 4 cyl DB's is to let the radiator move on the rubbers to cushion it from the vibes from the unbalanced engine otherwise the radiator will crack up in a few months. There should be nylon locknuts on the mounting bolts and nearly tight is the answer. The rubber part of the mounts to the chassis and side rails are an essential item to damp vibration not an optional extra so replace them if squashed/hard or otherwise in poor condition.

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    Re: David Brown 1494 Radiator

    I asked the question, what's wrong with it because if it's just the core, there are plenty of firms repairing them. I use Hereford Radiators but there are a few along the M4 corridor in South Wales.
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