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KAllen
09-19-2008, 12:30 PM
If you want to eliminate the cardboard shroud in front of the TR6 radiator - increase air flow around the engine - but maintain fan draw - I have installed a radiator fan shroud from a toyota PICKUP 84-95 gas truck - its black poly and is a very close fit to the TR6 radiator dimensions. I cut out the upper and lower hose connection area (a 45 degree cut) with a sawzall and trimmed out the fan circle to be flat so it does not hit the engine side. Just screwed it to the flanges on the radiator sides with self tapping screws. Works amazing! - I live in SW florida - its hot here in the summer - my temp gauge does not move in traffic - stopped at lights - you name it. Best part - it costs under 20 bucks - I got it online at carpartswholesale - but any aftermarket place should be able to get it. Much cheaper alternate to electric fans - and if you want to route a ram to the carbs - the engine bay area is wide open.

kodanja
09-19-2008, 01:15 PM
Not a good shot of it , but heres my aluminum shroud
got it off a guy on ebay for 60$ Its beenj holding up well!

https://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k270/KODANJA7/DSC05928aaa.jpg

KAllen
09-19-2008, 01:33 PM
a couple of pics at the google site - no front shroud - the point being - to free up air flow - BTW very clean engine compartment - looks very nice

https://picasaweb.google.com/kspotts56/KimsTR6#

swift6
09-19-2008, 03:30 PM
Not a bad idea but no real reason to remove the front shroud. The front shroud feeds the air directly through the radiator, the rear shroud can help direct the air away from the radiator. Without the front shield, more air will go around your radiator than through it. Sitting in traffic it wouldn't be a detriment but on a long trip you might see cooling issues at speed.

The best of both worlds is to have both. VB used to sell one specifically for the TR6. I have that one. The front shroud keeps the rest of my engine bay pretty clean too. Which I like. Good tip on getting a shroud around the fan though.

Fitting a ram-air system with a front shroud really isn't that difficult either.

https://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i36/sloseke/Triumph%20Stuff/2.jpg

kodanja
09-19-2008, 04:06 PM
face it Shawn your engine bay is Immaculate!


good idea too

swift6
09-19-2008, 04:23 PM
face it Shawn your engine bay is Immaculate!


Not terribly hard to keep it that way if you keep after it either.

we had the Colorado Conclave in Denver (Arvada) last weekend and it rained most of the way there and for 3 hours after I arrived. When it stopped raining I shammied the car and lifted the bonnet. The people standing around when I opened the bonnet were amazed at how clean the engine bay was even after driving through all that rain. A quick wipe down and it was back to being immaculate. :wink:

tdskip
09-19-2008, 05:03 PM
You guys really need to stop posting pictures of your engine bays!

Really impressive guys - can only imagine how much time and effort went into getting them into that condition.

poolboy
09-19-2008, 06:10 PM
With regard to the radiator shroud, I found that it actually helped cool more in traffic than when on the run.. Just a theory but I believe that w/o the shroud, the fan draws air from all around as well as thru the radiator. With the shroud, more of the air is funneled thru the radiator by the fan.
When you are moving along there seems to be enough air coming in from all directions to keep things at normal temperatures without the shroud.
At least that's what my experiement revealed earlier this Summer.

2wrench
09-19-2008, 08:14 PM
If you want to eliminate the cardboard shroud in front of the TR6 radiator - increase air flow around the engine - but maintain fan draw - I have installed a radiator fan shroud from a toyota PICKUP 84-95 gas truck - its black poly and is a very close fit to the TR6 radiator dimensions. I cut out the upper and lower hose connection area (a 45 degree cut) with a sawzall and trimmed out the fan circle to be flat so it does not hit the engine side. Just screwed it to the flanges on the radiator sides with self tapping screws. Works amazing! - I live in SW florida - its hot here in the summer - my temp gauge does not move in traffic - stopped at lights - you name it. Best part - it costs under 20 bucks - I got it online at carpartswholesale - but any aftermarket place should be able to get it. Much cheaper alternate to electric fans - and if you want to route a ram to the carbs - the engine bay area is wide open.

Cool, but where's the picture?

Brosky
09-19-2008, 08:54 PM
Here's a picture.........

kodanja
09-19-2008, 09:15 PM
That what im talkin' bout GO PAUL!!!!

You Too Bob D.


I could only dream.......

Brosky
09-19-2008, 09:31 PM
Why? What's the matter with yours, Bill?

I think that it looks really good with the black wrinkle finish look.

kodanja
09-19-2008, 10:07 PM
its ok but far from spectacular

DNK
09-19-2008, 10:13 PM
Way to much engine bay"porn"

70herald
09-20-2008, 11:48 AM
With regard to the radiator shroud, I found that it actually helped cool more in traffic than when on the run.. Just a theory but I believe that w/o the shroud, the fan draws air from all around as well as thru the radiator. With the shroud, more of the air is funneled thru the radiator by the fan.
When you are moving along there seems to be enough air coming in from all directions to keep things at normal temperatures without the shroud.
At least that's what my experiement revealed earlier this Summer.

This does not surprise me. I was playing around with a shroud similar to yours on my Herald and found that there was a HUGE difference in the amount of air pulled through the radiator even at idle. I haven't gotten around to making a permanent shroud yet but it will be similar to what you have.

RomanH
09-21-2008, 02:01 AM
HI Allen,

This is a bit off topic but I was wondering if you new the specifics of which jets and needles you have in your Mikunis? I have a set on my 6 that I bought from a different supplier and he was no help in setting them up. I just want to compare notes.

BobbyD
09-21-2008, 06:13 PM
Just got back from a 550 mile round trip to Stowe were I got to look at over 600 cars with many engine bays that you could perform surgery on or in! The car ran great and never missed a beat on the entire trip. What a great show....pictures tomorrow.

The secret to having a clean engine bay is lucking out like I did and buy a car from a guy who had just detailed the bay while he had the engine and tranny out for a re-build! It was easy to keep clean over the past 11 years and then last winter while I had the engine and tranny out, all I had to do was a little touch-up work.

https://tr6.danielsonfamily.org/Car%20Pictures/EngineBayRight.jpg

2wrench
09-22-2008, 07:54 AM
Dang, Paul, you can see the reflection of that overflow hose. Shiny!

Looks great!


All you guys got great looking cars.

Tomster
09-22-2008, 01:38 PM
Ahhh "BayWatch" ....

Tinster
09-22-2008, 02:11 PM
Just got back from a 550 mile round trip to Stowe

Were you driving your Triumph those 550 miles??

Had to ask.

d

BobbyD
09-22-2008, 02:42 PM
Dale........always! On the way up I took a mix of I-91 and then got off and drove Vermont's famous and beautiful Rt 100.....which now has too many frost heave sections to test your suspension :wall: ! On the way back we did all interstate and averaged 65-70 mph. And that was too slow for a TR6 and 2 chrome bumper MGB's that blew by me!

PeterK
09-22-2008, 02:53 PM
We drove 100 last year and it was smooth enough. It's the only time that my wife has actually been scared in the car. We both loved it and the roads were deserted (so I pushed the pedal harder!) We went towards Breadloaf on on way home to Bridport, VT. from the show.

Howd' the HVDA work out. Nice huh?