[Mgs] Running hot

Charles Robinson ccrobins at ktc.com
Mon Feb 1 11:18:56 MST 2021

I had a metal fan blade on my '69 B break loose at speed on the 
highway.  It punctured the radiator.  That's the only time the car ever 
stranded me.


On 1/31/2021 12:54 PM, h.duinhoven at planet.nl wrote:
> That's an interesting piece of information!
> So now I have to find an MG dealer, who can deliver me a plastic fan.
> My 1971 imported in 1990 to the Netherlands from California still has the
> metal blades...
> I once read a story of a broke metal fan blade protruding through the bonnet
> (hood).
> Cheers,
> Hans
> 71 BGT
> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: Mgs <mgs-bounces at autox.team.net> Namens Robert's New iPad
> Verzonden: zondag 31 januari 2021 01:51
> Aan: rolindsay at yahoo.com
> CC: MGs <mgs at autox.team.net>
> Onderwerp: Re: [Mgs] Running hot
>      In 1972, MG issued a service bulletin that said all the cars with metal
> fans should have them replaced by the dealer, at no cost, by the plastic
> fan.   When I came across the bulletin, a couple of years back, I bought a
> plastic fan and replaced the metal one.
>     Plastic fan seems to move more air and to be quieter too. As I always
> keep fan belt very loose, I found its lower weight reduced squeal when
> jabbing the throttle.
>     If the electric fan moves more air than the OEM metal one, why not remove
> the metal one?   Unless the two are moving air at exactly the same velocity,
> one fan will be interfering with the other, not enough to cause this
> overheating, but unnecessary.
> Bob
>> On Jan 30, 2021, at 7:04 PM, rolindsay at yahoo.com wrote:
>>> Is fan turning the right direction? I have heard about that but
>>> never seen it.
>>     I verified that the metal fan is mounted correctly. And verified that
> the electric fan that I mounted is blowing the right way (the second time I
> wired it :-).
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