[Healeys] Surgery to front cross braces.

simon.lachlan at alexarevel.plus.com simon.lachlan at alexarevel.plus.com
Fri Jan 17 09:13:32 MST 2020

I am having fifty thousand fits trying to install a Revotec pusher fan in my
3000 MkII BT7 ie a fan that sits on the front of the radiator.

..I’ve got a Revotec kit. Decent powerful “slimline” 14” fan and a pair
of mounting brackets designed specifically for 3000s. (Plus a thermostat

The brackets are very nicely made. “Laser-cut”, I think they say. And the
destructions are well laid out and perfectly comprehensible.

But, not to put to fine a point on it, the bloody thing won’t fit. 

It’s all too precise, all cut to the nearest millimetre with very little
scope for fettling. They probably got a 3000 and designed everything
precisely per that particular car and supposed that 3000s would all be the
same. (To the nearest millimetre!!!)  I must have had the radiator in and
out half a dozen times. It’s not easy – on my car at least – without the
fan. But, with the fan, it’s a real PITA.

I’ve got to the stage where I give up or attack the two cross pieces with an
angle grinder.

I’m referring to the two bits of angle-iron, referred to as braces I think,
that are behind the radiator. They are, basically, “L”-shaped with the
horizontal section nearest the grille and the flat going towards the
radiator.  I wonder if it’s imprudent to grind off about ¾ “ of both sides
about 4” above where they intersect and about 1½” below.

See the attached. I’m thinking of grinding off everything contained within
the black arrows.

I really can’t see an alternative but I’m holding off for now. Seems a tad

Really appreciate your input on this




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