I find that when fitting a new radiator to my TT Rep, that the standard bracket (flat plate with two bolts that fit into the frame lugs) pushes the radiator too far back for everything to line up properly.
It would seem that the ideal solution would be to simply extend the frame lugs (so that the extension and fixing lugs are on the same plane), which would allow everything to line up fairly well.
Are there any brackets available that achieve this?
If not, I will simply make a pair of brackets with a kink in them and bolt them on to the lugs.
The old (damaged) radiator fits fine with the standard bracket. However, the new radiator is slightly deeper/bigger and the pipes at slightly different angles.
Accomplished the fitting without having to make a new bracket.
I fitted the hoses, made sure the radiator was sitting square and simply drilled out the bracket holes to suit the fixing bolts.
It’s amazing how little the holes have to be increased in diameter to allow the bolts to fit.
The radiator doesn’t fit parallel to the frame (it’s slightly nearer at the bottom than it is at the top) but it isn’t that far out.
I obtained some really nice pipe clips from Scottparts (not jubilee), but they don’t really look like they should go on a 1930 Scott.
Can anyone (Brian?) let me know what would have been used originally and if they still be purchased?
Who me !? A lot of veteran and vintage Scott owners do not realise that the factory didn’t use any hose clips until the mid-to-late 1920s ! Instead they used turns of copper wire, twisted tight with pliers. Then, before the Jubilee hose clip was invented they used Enots clips, tightened with a nut and bolt. I presume it is this type of clip that you obtained from the Spares Scheme ? I can get them from the Austin Seven spares people. It can be VERY difficult to get them into position onto the bottom hose spigot on blind-head engines, and if you have that problem resort to three or four turns of copper wire instead of a clip.
The most difficult clip is the one to the top of the head (the one to the bottom of the barrel, whilst difficult, was accomplished – in the end), which will not squeeze closed sufficiently to engage the bolt ; wire around the clip to close it, might do the trick..
I am currently using the flexible pipe, but it has rather a thick wall.
Alternatively, I could try the thin wall standard pipe to see if this is any better.