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EL24 Rad

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ron.rsp
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EL24 Rad

Post by ron.rsp » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:18 pm

Would be pleased if I could have some advice re this, I have had rad recored and about to try and put back
together again. I have attached some pics, should the connecting pipe fit flush with the aperture on the
tank or should there be some other fitment to make correct. The two flanges which I think belong to the
set-up have holes which do not match with the rest of the fittings! any advice would be great.

Ron.
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Re: EL24 Rad

Post by marchesmark » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:32 pm

Ron,

I'm away from home at the moment, but will have a look at mine when I get home on Friday and let you know, unless someone else can help in the meantime.

Mark

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Re: EL24 Rad

Post by ron.rsp » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:45 pm

Thank you Mark.

Ron.

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Re: EL24 Rad

Post by marchesmark » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:26 pm

Ron,

It look to me as if the 2 gaskets you have are from something else. On my car the top pipe and thermostat housing are fixed directly to the rad. Does your thermostat housing fit over the 4 bolts shown? If so I think you probably only need a simple gasket between them, and there appears to be a cork gasket fitted. Photos below might be of use.

Mark
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Re: EL24 Rad

Post by ron.rsp » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:10 pm

Thank you for this Mark very helpful, the thermostat housing does fit over the four bolts and I have made
new cork gasket so good flush fit should be just fine.

Ron

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Re: EL24 Rad

Post by theoldman » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:15 pm

Ron,
Be VERY careful replacing the thermostat housing to the rad. It's made of cast iron and the rad is thin copper............................

Tighten the nuts like doing a cylinder head. Bit at a time, corner to corner.

Only tighten until you get a seal (use a bit of blue Hylomar). It's not holding the Queen Victoria keel on..............................

Cheers
Neil
(speaking from a BAD experience.......................) :o
Normal for Norfolk

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Re: EL24 Rad

Post by ron.rsp » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:48 pm

Thank you for this good advice Neil, always best to listen to someone who has done the job!

Ron.

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