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    Am searching for a Radiator for a Marina 1.8 Marlin Roadster. In Vancouver, so postage is an issue. Japanese/Korean parts are in the breakers yards as well as a bunch of small American cars. . Any advice as to dimensions, Hose sizes, Reservoir tanks, fans, etc in the current world, would be much appreciated. Or even just pointers to relevant forum posts? Am guessing anything for a similar sized motor that fits inside the scuttle will do. Will try to fit an electric fan ahead of the Rad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cryophile View Post
    Am searching for a Radiator for a Marina 1.8 Marlin Roadster. In Vancouver, so postage is an issue. Japanese/Korean parts are in the breakers yards as well as a bunch of small American cars. . Any advice as to dimensions, Hose sizes, Reservoir tanks, fans, etc in the current world, would be much appreciated. Or even just pointers to relevant forum posts? Am guessing anything for a similar sized motor that fits inside the scuttle will do. Will try to fit an electric fan ahead of the Rad.
    You don't say what the problem with your radiator is?
    First, there must be an automotive radiator repair shop somewhere in Vancouver. They should be perfectly capable of repairing any radiator, and if necessary adding another core. How about http://hansradiators.com/

    if you are suffering from overheating.
    My first reference doc is here. https://kvisit.com/S9dPbAw

    There have been successful attempts at fitting an uprated Honda Civic rad, but apart from being about the right size, plumbing connections are in different locations.
    My second reference doc here. https://kvisit.com/S5N3EAw
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    I would go with getting the existing radiator repaired/enhanced by a local radiator specialist. I had a standard rad in my rally car that struggled so I got the local radiator specialist to fit a “high efficiency core” to it and it was fine after that. That’s my plan for the winter season this year, I would have done it sooner but you have to dismantle half the car to get to it…

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    easiest thing to do is get your own radiator recored, however I had success fitting a honda civic radiator to my roadster and it worked really well. You will have to adapt some tubing to fit but it was all straight forward.

    Forum thread here...

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    Not sure if your donor radiator survived or how far Richmond is from you but here is a contact

    http://hansradiators.com/services-ai...tems-richmond/
    Ben Caswell probably not the last word on anything here!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by b_caswell View Post
    Not sure if your donor radiator survived or how far Richmond is from you but here is a contact

    http://hansradiators.com/services-ai...tems-richmond/
    I recognise that link.

    Quote Originally Posted by stevejgreen View Post
    You don't say what the problem with your radiator is?
    First, there must be an automotive radiator repair shop somewhere in Vancouver. They should be perfectly capable of repairing any radiator, and if necessary adding another core. How about http://hansradiators.com/
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    Three core radiator, Renault Clio vented front discs.
    The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevejgreen View Post
    I recognise that link.
    Found it by googling didnt realise you had posted it before.
    Ben Caswell probably not the last word on anything here!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by b_caswell View Post
    Found it by googling didnt realise you had posted it before.
    It must be good, posted twice!
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    1984 Marlin Roadster SWB.
    1800TC, Unleaded ported head, stage 2 cam. Ford Type 9 gearbox, Dolomite Sprint rear axle fitted with MGF disc brakes.
    Three core radiator, Renault Clio vented front discs.
    The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

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    Hello
    i have made a viva 3 elements radiator on ebayhttps: //www.ebay.com/usr/coolingsolutions2013
    165 pounds +25 book delivery
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    Hello I have come to the same view as cameron in looking for a new radiator A search on ebay came for 1990-2000 civic rads came up with a variety from strait replacements around £30.00 to £69.00 for a full alloy 3 core rad with fan imported from china good for upto 165 bhp. they measure up close to the viva rad.

    I hope this helps
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