A few years back someone on the list who does thermal dynamics (or
something closs to that) did an analysis of a stock vertical vs a
stock horizontal and there is no difference. The reason for going to
the cross flow was to lower the bonnet line was the claim. You can
get Al radiators and ones with more tubes. My poor memory is that
there were mixed results with these changes.
I still use the stock vertical radiator with the 1275 for what ever
that is worth.
1960 Austin Healey Sprite (Mk IV in disguise)
1966 Austin Healey Sprite Mk III (Trevor) - still in boxes
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On Aug 25, 2008, at 6:44 AM, Mike/Donna Carpenter wrote:
> Hey Ron,
> Why do you favor the earlier downflow rads as opposed to the
> crossflow version? I am getting ready to drop a 1275 in my MK II
> Sprite and need to pick which radiator to use. I have one of each
> type and the suitable hoses to hook up.
> Thanks for any insight that you can offer.
> Mike Carpenter
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