ok. rad arrived today, next day delivery as promised.
not sure about it yet though, will involve a fair amount of chopping about to get it in, but it is about as big as could possibly go in a sud without chopping the uprights out, which is what i was looking for.
a quick look over it tonight and i think it will just
fit, but it will be very
tight height wise.
pictured with a 33 16V rad, you can see it's wider as well as taller, but is thinner. which may not be a bad thing when it comes to getting the hoses sorted. it's also pictured sat on top of where the sud rad normally mounts to give an idea of how much extra depth there is.
looking at it tonight i came up with the same idea as kamm has done. go sideways onto the inner wing rather than try and come straight up over the cam-cover.
i think something like this...
....will be suitable to get the pipework around the first 90deg bend straight from the bottom rad outlet. it can be cut down in length easily enough so it just fits over the rad outlet then turns away parallel to the timing covers but then stretches up 150mm so may well be able to sort the routing with a couple of these and a metal joint or two.
will be a fair amount of work to get it to fit, and i will have to lose all the front end of the front panel so the bottom of the rad can go in front of the cross-member so wondering now if it's worth the extra effort or just use a sud one?
can't help thinking that a standard sud rad wouldn't be enough though. even with our lower ambient temperatures once out on track the cooling wouldn't be enough i don't think.