[TR] TR3A Apron Off!

Geo Hahn ahwahneetr at gmail.com
Wed Jul 18 12:51:55 MDT 2018

I used an electric pusher fan for a time but ditched it when I went to a
better fan (more blades more pitch) as I was concerned about just what you
mentioned... that the electric would block air at speed.  The engines (both
TRs) do fine in the heat with just the mechanical fan -- this includes
100°+ heat in the Tucson summer.


On Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 6:44 AM Jim Henningsen <trguy75 at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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