[TR] Radiator Shroud

Don Hiscock don.hiscock at gmail.com
Wed Jul 24 20:44:38 MDT 2019

VHP 529, an Apple Green ex-works TR3A, is owned by a friend of mine in the
UK.  (He just returned from the 2019 TR Register Liège-Brescia-Liège Rally,
for those who have followed that -- in fact there were several American
sidescreen cars in Europe for that event, possibly correspondents on here?)

The car has original works competition aluminum air deflectors inside the
shroud.  I've always liked these -- seems like a better design than the
crappy paperboard production version, although possibly with more risk of
radiator damage in a small bump than with cardboard.  They don't look like
they'd be hard to fab were one so inclined.

1962 TR3B TSF202L

On Wed, Jul 24, 2019 at 8:48 PM TERRY SMITH <terryrs at comcast.net> wrote:

> When I restored the '3, I put in the usual cardboard shroud.  It lasted--I
> don't know--maybe three years?  Got caught several times in hard rain.
> Next, I bought another cardboard shroud, but this time I used the plastic
> from a garage sale shower wall.  It lasted--I don't know--maybe five years,
> then cracked apart.
> While installing a new electric fan, I took the time while I was in there
> to use the cardboard shroud to trace out a shroud using this time a floor
> mat I'd had around that goes underneath a chair on a hardwood floor (no
> little spikes on the bottom).  In this heat, the floor mat was entirely
> flexible and bent easily, though it won't at lower temps.  Couple of screws
> to hold it down and done is done.
> Looking forward to seeing how it does.  Gotta be better than cardboard.
> Meanwhile, with all these car mods, I'm thinking I could have been an
> engineer.  Just needed two things:  1)  more brains; and 3) more gray
> matter....
> :o)
> Terry Smith, '59 TR3A
> New Hampshire
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