Build me a new fan shroud

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  1. Knebel

    Knebel Senior Member

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    I got a stronger efan from Spal last year and got tired if my ugly looking cookie sheet shroud. I just got done building a new one out of sheetmetal aluminium and some L profile.

    Looks way better and should seal way better against the radiator. This should cool it down at an idle way quicker now since there are no gaps anywhere! The top mounting brackets I have to redo unfortunately.

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    live4theking Old Man with a Hat

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    nice
     
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    dumb question, what's the deal with the rubber flappy bits?
     
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    Welder guy Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    I would recommend a few more flaps if possible to insure you don’t have an air dam in front of your rad while driving at speed on the highway. That’s what happened With my first shroud I built, it heated a bit at road speed till I had a better airflow. You built a nice looking shroud
     
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    65sporty Old Man with a Hat

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    To let some air bypass the fan at highway cruise speed
     
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    thanks, it could have been made better but with what I had to work with i think its okay!

    the flaps cover up air holes that let airflow through while driving and they get sucked closed when the fan pulls air. i had 5 on my old shroud and actually glued 2 of them shut cause it cooled too good at speeds. Thats why I decided to only do 3.

    Seems to work quite good now, the fan actually pulls way better through the radiator cooling down quicker at idle!
     
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