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 Post subject: Yes, I....
PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:24 pm 
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Where did you get the will from,have you got any pictures of the end of the sill,taken from the rear wheel

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Got the sill from Rimmer Bros.
The closing section for the sill into the back wheel arch you have to make up.

If it wasn't for the fact that I needed to replace the upper outer sill (tread) section I would be using a TDC sill.
(I had already bought one.)

The closing section is the same on both.

When I get the closing piece made I will try and remember to photograph it.




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Well you know how the logo does explain?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:13 pm 
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Some more slow progress,
nearside sill repaired, well almost, still have the closing piece to do at the back
(will do so once I have removed the back axle).
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:shock: Some of the debris from the nearside.
















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As a distraction from the monotony of cutting and welding I have made radiator mounting brackets
incorporating fixing points for an electric fan's bracketry, the photo showing it during a trial fitting,
which confirmed there is good clearance to the bottom pulley.
:) Now before Alun says anything, I bought the radiator last year before minor stramash into their use.
The fan is a 280mm from Car Builder Solutions, as is the alloy angle bracketry and the fan is attached
using button head stained steel set screws.



Anyhow the car is now turned around inside the garage so it is on to the offside.......


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:59 pm 
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Why not with straps through the core with such a lightweight fan?

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Why not with straps through the core with such a lightweight fan?

Jeroen.
Jeoens right, Demon Tweeks do spal stainless straps which are very secure, that's what I used on RUK.


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I had made the brackets for the radiator before I bought the fan.

Previously I have fitted fans this way.
On the 1850 I had the fan was close to the bottom pulley which meant it was
somewhat more practical to fit the (Saab) radiator first and then attach the fan.


The fans from CBS actually come with radiator core attachment ties.
I prefer my method, each to their own I guess?




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Don't the 'through straps' damage the fins and tubes in the long run?

The vibration and chaffing with the radiator tubes is not good news I think?

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Don't the 'through straps' damage the fins and tubes in the long run?

The vibration and chaffing with the radiator tubes is not good news I think?

Looks like neither Jeroen or James are going to answer?

Anyhow, I don't think the ties that Car Builder Solutions supplied would damage the radiator
because they have no sharp edges.



If I was doing this again I would still do it the same way as I have done.



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Don't the 'through straps' damage the fins and tubes in the long run?

The vibration and chaffing with the radiator tubes is not good news I think?
The pins don't touch the rad tubes if you fit them correctly and they are isolated by rubber washers, I have never had a problem with a rad when I have mounted them this way, the K midget has its fan like this and that's got rock solid suspension. There's probably more vibration from the rest of the car than the fan!

This is the one.

https://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/motorspo ... t-set-of-4


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