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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by gromit View Post
    Front brake drum differences 6-cyl & 4-cyl LWB are shown below.

    As mentioned, the bulkhead and panels round the gearstick are different but you'd need pictures to show the differences.

    Brake Drums by Colin Radley, on Flickr

    6-Cylinder bulkhead


    Another 6-cylinder (Series III)
    DSCN3996 by Colin Radley, on Flickr

    4-Cylinder bulkhead



    Colin
    Thanks Colin, will check mine out on the weekend. The 6 cyl bulkheads look very similar to mine.

  2. #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sideroad View Post
    I had no end of trouble with Torana rads, they just couldn't keep up with the cooling. Maybe the alloy ones would make the difference, but not confident.
    I ended up finding a recon GQ patrol 4 core at the wreckers. Much better cooling, but still got hot on slow hill climbs.
    This sounds like an interesting option, how did it go fitting behind the radiator support panel? They look massive!

  3. #13
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    Fitting the GQ rad was easy. I ditched the engine fan and ran an electric thermo in front of rad. I was able to fit the rad even though it is much higher than an LR unit. I dropped the bottom of rad down behind the front cross member. Just needed to make a couple of simple mounts to suit the GQ factory mounts.
    When I bought the 2a it had a toran rad and filler was same or even a bit below engine thermostat housing. Easy to have air lock, so rad change fixed that too.
    Must use good big thermo fan and mount tight to rad face. I ran a 5mm gap that allowed too much air to bypass giving too much heat on hill climbs.
    Sideroad, servant to:
    1967 2A 109 tray back ute (broken)
    1978 S3 109 Station wagon (broken)
    2005 BF Ford ute (lifted & diff locker)
    1977 Suzuki GS750 with Velorex sidecar (broken)
    1984 XV750 (broken)
    2008 D3 (broken)

  4. #14
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    I just realised I had a brain fart.
    It wasn't from a GQ, but the P60/G60, late '60s early 70's patrol.
    Sorry for the wild goose chase, but I'm guessing they may be even rarer than good LR rads.
    I was lucky to find one in a wrecker, recently reconditioned and almost as cheap as scrap.
    Sideroad, servant to:
    1967 2A 109 tray back ute (broken)
    1978 S3 109 Station wagon (broken)
    2005 BF Ford ute (lifted & diff locker)
    1977 Suzuki GS750 with Velorex sidecar (broken)
    1984 XV750 (broken)
    2008 D3 (broken)

  5. #15
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    Ha, thats ok. I have measured up a TB42 radiator (6 cyl petrol GQ) and it may actually fit, will need custom brackets but should do ok. Piping on the correct size and should be short enough to clear the bonnet. Heaps available and cheap as.

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