[Mgs] Running hot
eyera3000 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 1 21:46:01 MST 2021
Texas cooler plastic fans failed on big healeys.
1959 AH 100-6
On Mon, Feb 1, 2021, 10:24 AM Charles Robinson <ccrobins at ktc.com> wrote:
> 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
> > (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
> > 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
> > 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
> > the metal one? Unless the two are moving air at exactly the same
> > 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
> > the electric fan that I mounted is blowing the right way (the second
> time I
> > wired it :-).
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