[TR] TR3A Apron Off!
terryrs at comcast.net
Wed Jul 18 17:14:00 MDT 2018
I tend to agree with Geo here. I've had no problems with overheating using the yellow fan installed backward. That said, my engines have all been rebuilt with boiled blocks, so the water channels are clean.
Terry Smith, '59 TR3A
> On July 18, 2018 at 2:51 PM Geo Hahn <ahwahneetr at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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 mailto: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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