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Classic Mini Super 2-Core Radiator, Cap, 11 Blade Fan & Hoses

Classic Mini Super 2-Core Radiator, Cap, 11 Blade Fan & Hoses

Classic Mini Super 2-Core Radiator, Cap, 11 Blade Fan & Hoses
Part No: MMKT0135
$377.98
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Classic Mini
When it comes to cooling a Mini, nothing beats the new design Super Two Core radiator. The radiator itself is made with a very dense core, same as used by Lotus. Dimensionally it is the same as a standard Mini radiator, making it a direct bolt-in replacement for one piece radiator shrouds. Earlier, 2-piece shrouds will need very minor modifications. Our special cooling kit includes the radiator (C-ARA4442), latest design 11 blade fan (12G2129), upper (GRH247) and lower (GRH201) hoses and a 13-lb cap (GRC111).
 
 
Question:
I've got a fully stock 948 '59 Bugeye Sprite; it's running hot. The radiator is original, so I don't know its condition but assume there may be clogged fins; the fan is the stock 2 blade. I'd like to run it as cool as possible. Which of your kits (radiator, adapter kit, and fan) would you recommend?
Answer:

As long as both the water pump and thermostat are working as they should, a couple of things you could try is a better fan:

https://www.spridgetmania.com/part/12G1597/Fan-6-Blade-Plastic-Sprite--Mg-Midget-Crossflow-Radiators

and a cooler thermostat might help (or you could test the cooling with no thermostat installed to see if that makes any difference}:

https://www.spridgetmania.com/part/GTS102-P/Classic-Austin-Mini-Thermostat-Various-Temperatures-Make-A-Selection

You could also go to a larger diameter water pump pulley. This type came on the later Classic Minis and it spins slower so the engine has time to cool better.

https://www.minimania.com/part/CAM6408/Classic-Austin-Mini-Water-Pump-Pulley-Large-1985-And-Later-Oversize

That pulley will most likely require a longer fan belt.

If things are still too hot it may be time to replace the original radiator with a new one:

https://www.spridgetmania.com/part/ARA241E/Radiator-Vertical-Flow-Sprite--Mg-Midget-58-67

Spridget Mania Tech Team

The Spridget Parts and Accessories Experts

 
 
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