Great call !!! I just took my torch to the replacement radiator and the
inlet tube came loose. It is indeed soldered like your TR3. So now I
am off to do the same for the radiator in the car. Swap out the inlet
tubes, resolder and I should be good to go. Thanks!
On 7/14/2011 1:57 PM, Bob wrote:
> On Thursday, July 14, 2011 01:21:28 pm Jerrold Le Tourneau wrote:
>> The cap mount flange has deteriorated on my 68' GT6 radiator. The
>> radiator cap is barely held in place. I have another radiator that the
>> drain tap has fallen out off and appears that it can't be fixed. I was
>> wondering if would be practical to cut the radiator/cap fill tubes on
>> the radiators and weld the good one to replace the bad one. The
>> original radiator seems fine otherwise with no visible leaks. Anybody
>> have thoughts on this idea?
> I got a TR3 radiator on Ebay but it did not have the part you described.
> Someone must have removed it. So I heated up a wrecked radiator filler flange
> and removed it and re soldered it to the good radiator.
> At least on the TR3, all those parts are soldered not welded. So if the GT6
> radiators are the same, you should be able to heat up the flange and remove it
> and do the same on the radiator with a good flange and re-solder it to your
> good radiator. I used my standard propane torch and real lead/tin solder.
> (Dont tell the EPA!)