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petnatcar Silver Member Peter Carbone
Watertown, NY, USA   USA
I'm a retired guy and know of what you speak, I have no strength in my hands anymore.

Get a couple of these Jar Opener thingies, they work, plus
I have to use them if I want to eat.

Regarding the radiator:
I got an aluminum one from Wizard for my BT7 and you can't deny the curb appeal.

There was a slight discrepancy with the lower radiator hose connection, it was to long
and the bolts were metric plus there was a port of some sort under the header tank which I didn't
order but had to find a metric plug to fit.......... ?
in spite of all that we know aluminum transfers heat better, it looks spectacular and
I'd run out of things to spend money on for the car.

Good luck,

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Desert Rat Chris S.
Las Vegas, NV, USA   USA
Great idea Peter, thanks! I have been using non-slip grippy gloves but the palms stretch and move around.
I hadn’t thought of one of these, I’m sure I have a few in the kitchen.
15 years ago I developed Rheumatoid Arthritis and it took a year to find a medication that worked but by then the damage to my joints was done. Hands, wrists, knees, well pretty much all my joints are shot. I can still do a lot of the things I used to but I can’t get the damned radiator cap on.

Agnes, an original, unrestored, unmolested 1960 Austin Healey Sprite Bugeye, bought by my father in 1961 from the first owner.

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bugeyed Peter Braun
Southport, NC, USA   USA
Works for me!

Motor safe!


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pinkyponk Gold Member Adrian Page
Berwick, NS, Canada   CAN
In reply to # 206453 by BlueMax1 I went with a custom build from Sereck Motor Sport UK. Love the quality and fit, as well its performance.

That radiator is one beautifully crafted assortment of aluminum pieces!


TR-Bach Gregg Bach
Stephens City, VA, USA   USA
An very wise choice on the Wizard AL rad. Top notch workmanship from those guys. Highly recommended, mine performs perfect. I am running the Evans waterless coolant. With outstanding results.

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akronzips Howard R. Morris
Rittman, OH, USA   USA
1960 Austin-Healey 3000 "Healey And A Half"
1961 Austin 850 "Spanky"
1961 Austin-Healey 3000 "Blue"
Just installed one on my 1960 bugeye really happy large cores run smooth and cool �
Very happy with it

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