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    • #56623
      anonymous
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      I recently purchase the Fluidyne aluminum radiator for my Tiger. Site said direct fit, no Extensively Test Fit. I have to say my experience is no such thing. Major problems getting it in to the original slide in slide out space of the older stock radiator. The mounting brackets were not pre drilled first warning. secondly when I lined up the old versus the new the brackets are 1/4 of an inch longer on both ends. Plus the mounting brackets are flush with the front part of the tanks. This causes the radiator to sit 1/4 further back in to the engine compartment.

      I could not get the fan past the water pump shaft.

      The bottom of the radiator core is snub up against the front part of the rack. The stock shroud no longer fits correctly.

      So in good faith I called the gang I bought it from Absolute radiator in Lake Forest CA explained the problem, sent tons of picture and cc Fluidyne. Both reply ed that they have sold hundreds of these radiators and I am the first to mention an issue.

      So anyone out there having the a similar fit issue please let me know if it is me or Fluidyne. Heck call me or send me an email if you like. 303 805-1586 to chat. I will even call you back on my nickel. Kind of struggling to see if there is a secret, I bought the $430 dollar radiator thinking I could drop it in with out modification, removal of the pump driven fan and be home free. So much for that hallucination

    • #60223

      I had similar woes at first. However, I first meaured the hole and drilled them in the brackets. Then I removed much of the excess material – especially on the lower brackets cause they can catch when lowering the rad into place. After I was satisfied with the fit, I removed the radiator and put the fan on. I used to run a spacer, but now do not. Then I slid the radiator back in place. Clearance is tight but it fit.

      Since then I had a catestophic event destroying my Fluidyne radiator. I have since replaced it with a Griffin Aluminum rad from Tiger Auto Service in Dayton Ohio. It is much thinner than the Griffin and easier to work with.

      Hope my words are of help. If you want to talk – 404 378-1034.
      Rob

    • #60491
      anonymous
      Member

      My Fluidyne needed to be cut down and have some custom welding done to have it fit. It didn’t seem to be a drop-in fit at all, contrary to what my shop was told when they ordered it.

      This message was posted by Pete, aka Adventurer_96

    • #60492
      anonymous
      Member

      Seems to me that for the money spent on the Fluidyne radiator it should fit WITHOUT modifications.

      Fred Baum

    • #60493
      quote Anonymous:

      My Fluidyne needed to be cut down and have some custom welding done to have it fit. It didn’t seem to be a drop-in fit at all, contrary to what my shop was told when they ordered it.

      Computer issues…

      I agree, I’m surprised it didn’t fit, and unfortunately my shop was working without my input when they picked the radiator and installed it. If I’d known about the issues, or been able to talk to some Tiger folks, I would have gone another route.

    • #61044
      paul-a
      Member
      quote CLEVITE:

      Seems to me that for the money spent on the Fluidyne radiator it should fit WITHOUT modifications.

      Fred Baum

      I agree. That’s why I ordered a Griffin radiator from Doug Jennings. It was a drop in fit requiring no modification.

      Paul Almjeld

    • #61045

      I had the same experience as you Paul. Same radiator, same source, same drop it in with no modifications.
      But if the cooling was that much different, I am not sure. I did all the other things like blocking off the horn openings and now run cool.
      Robert

    • #61105

      The Griffin rad from Doug Jennings was one of the best things I did to keep the 351 cool.I also did some other mods.I do agree it was a just drop it in and bolt it secure. It was so good I now have one in the 62.

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