Vibration dampened engine mounted radiator assembly

  • US 9,090,159 B2
  • Filed: 11/15/2013
  • Issued: 07/28/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/15/2013
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. An engine mounted, vibration dampened radiator structure, comprising:

  • a vehicle radiator having a core with coolant tubes, said core contained within a shell, said shell having two opposed longitudinal members and two opposed transverse members;

    each of said longitudinal members and said transverse members having a length and a width sufficient to accommodate said core and form a coolant jacket;

    one transverse member equipped with an aperture to permit addition of coolant to the coolant jacket and said other transverse member equipped with an aperture to accommodate a return conduit to accommodate circulation of coolant within the radiator and said engine;

    a vehicle radiator support bracket assembly, said support bracket assembly equipped witha longitudinal member having a length with opposing first and second ends, and a width;

    said length and width of sufficient dimension to accommodate at least one side of a vehicle radiator assembly, and;

    a bracket member adapted to overfit internal coolant tubes in said vehicle radiator;

    said bracket of a material compatible with radiator coolant and said radiator tubes;

    said bracket having a length with opposing first and second ends, and a width, said bracket equipped with at least one aperture along the width located complementary to at least one said radiator tube to permit insertion of said bracket over said radiator tube such that the tube extends through said aperture;

    said bracket affixed at said first end to said longitudinal member.

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