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I'm in the middle of getting a Land Rover Series IIA Ambulance body fitted onto a stretched Range Rover 3.9 Chassis. Which Radiator will fit the Series front end and be efficient enough to cool the 3.9 V8i? I know that HD 4 core rads are available for the Series 4cyl but will it be enough or is there a V8 one that will fit?

The Hybrid is for a mobile workshop and towing loads up to 3 tonnes

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I did manage to squeeze a 90 rad behind a IIA grille with a V8 conversion once, needed a bit of denting around the bottom right corner to clear the steering relay. Even with a good electric fan it still ran very hot, particularly at idle.

I started with the original rad which did not stand a chance.

Now, (different vehicle but similar story), I went to a radiator specialist and said what size I needed and what capacity. The end result is a range rover rad cut in half so it is half as wide but twice as deep. Not that expensive either.

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Now, (different vehicle but similar story), I went to a radiator specialist and said what size I needed and what capacity. The end result is a range rover rad cut in half so it is half as wide but twice as deep. Not that expensive either.

I like that Idea, how much of a saving are we talking about? It's about £380 to build one in Alloy from scratch.

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I could go for an all alloy job - at £380 (presumably plus vat etc) it would be a bit of a luxury!

I took along a brand new V8 90 rad from Paddocks or somewhere like that which cost £90, I think I was charged about £50 to chop it up and put it back together.

It is one of those jobs that if you can go along to them and talk to the guy who will do the work (or on a Saturday morning when the bosses are shopping with their wives) a nice little cash deal will make it reasonably cheap.

Although this being the Tools and Fabrication forum with a bit of patience, the right solder, a couple of used rads, a blow torch and plenty of time you could do it yourself!

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