[TR] TR3A Apron Off!

James Henningsen trguy75 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 18 09:09:23 MDT 2018

Thanks for the note.  I feel confident that the alum. Rad and yellow fan will do the trick too.  Just thinking always good to have a backup in case.  It is already wired with an unerdash switch. Jim 

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> On Jul 18, 2018, at 10:51 AM, Andrew Uprichard <auprichard at uprichard.net> wrote:
> I would think the question is whether you want the yellow fan (remember it
> has to go on backwards) or get an electric one.  Both my TR3s have electric,
> puller, fans, but the TR4 I just finished has an yellow fan and even in the
> heat wave we've been having in Michigan it hasn't gone above normal at any
> stage, so I am very happy with it.
> If the car has only 200 miles since a restoration, I don't think you need to
> do any more than you already have.  Just my 2 cents worth.
> Andrew Uprichard
> Jackson, Michigan
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Triumphs [mailto:triumphs-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of Jim
> Henningsen
> Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 9:26 AM
> To: 'Triumphs'
> Subject: [TR] TR3A Apron Off!
> List:
> Took the apron off my 48k mile 61 TR3A for the first time.  Not as bad as I
> was thinking it was going to be.  I am changing out the original Coventry
> radiator with an aluminum one and installing yellow TR6 fan and new install
> kit  to help with keeping engine in the normal range.  Will flush out engine
> along the way.  Not worried about correctness for shows, but enhanced
> driveability.  
> What else should I do while I have front access to the engine? The car was
> frame off restored 30 years ago and only 2000 miles on since.  Still very
> clean.  I replaced front engine mounts, cooling hoses, fan belt. The car had
> an electric fan on the front of the radiator.  I had hoped to put one on the
> engine side of the radiator but there is only 1 1/2 inch clearance between
> rad and front hub. Should I keep electric fan on front as backup, although
> it might block air going in?  Should I change out timing seal, gaskets?  Any
> thoughts on items to do with apron off much appreciated.
> Thanks in advance,
> Jim Henningsen
> Ocala, FL
> 61 TR3A
> 62 TR4
> 75 TR6
> 82 Jeep CJ8
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