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    What is a Supergill radiator?

    I know Supergill rads came up last year on forum but I couldn't find an explanation.

    The SOC tech notes state the Mk1 4 row rad seemed to have better cooling than the 3 row. I've had both in my car without noticeable affect but thought I'd get the old 4 core reconned and try again.

    Robsport only sell "S" type radiators (Mk1 and Mk2), enquiring they said they're actually the old Supergill type and more efficient. But what are Supergill? 3or 4 row or something else or doesn't it matter?

    Has anyone fitted these and found they're better?

    Also whats the difference between a Mk1 and Mk2 rad other than core if Robsport quote both Mk's?

    Confused from Ipswich

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    I've got a supergill in mine, but as I've not compared it's performance to a new Mk2 rad, only the old Mk2 rad it replaced I can't say if it's any better. I'd assumed they had a different design of fins, supposedly making them more efficient.

    MK 1 rad's have the filler cap on the top of the radiator and no overflow bottle.


    1976 Triumph V8 Manual/OD in BRG

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      Thanks Nick - that clears it up, I've never noticed the rad cap before.

      The price difference isn't phenomenal so may go for supergill, just getting very wary of new rather than original and reconned parts now.

      Cheers

      Paul

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        Hi,

        First of all, make sure you buy your Supergill from Tony Hart. There are other alleged 'Supergills' which are not.

        The Supergill has zig-zag cooling fins (the thin strips) and the cooling rows are in a 4 'in-line' - not staggered.


        If I can work out how to post pictures, I will.

        Thanks
        Chris

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          Thanks for that pointer Chris - sounds similar in design to my old 4 row. Sounds like you've come across this before? Any other suppliers you know who do the correct item?

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            I've got a 'Hi-Efficiency' one from SOC Spares fitted - how does that compare to the Supergill?

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              #7
              Does anyone know the difference between or which is better Tony Hart or E J Wards Supergill rads?

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                #8
                I've used the Tony Harts supergrill rad ,but not used the EJ Wards one, mine fitted in the space okay, but I did get the viscous spacer machined to push the fan back a bit, so I can replace the can belts easier

                Dave
                73 mk 1/2 now gone to the dark side BLUE

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                  #9
                  I had slight overheating issues with the po using stop leak in the old rad fitted a supergill rad from tony on a exchange basis absolutely great temp on the cooler side of middle even on the hottest days
                  richard

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                    #10
                    https://socforum.com/forum/forum/sta...rgill-radiator

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                      #11
                      I’ve a Wards one fitted which replaced an original 10 year old + TH one, it does the same job and (sorry Tony but) it was considerably cheaper.
                      Mike

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                        #12
                        Mine was re-cored by a local radiator specialist, does the same job (temp gauge always below half), and was considerably cheaper than any of the usual Stag parts suppliers. No postage charges, and easy to deal with in the unlikely event of a problem......

                        Thread resurrected after almost 11 years. Must be a record!
                        Last edited by DJT; 12th January 2019, 07:31.
                        Dave
                        1974 Mk2, ZF Auto, 3.45 Diff, Datsun Driveshafts. Stag owner/maintainer since 1989.

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