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    Stuart Thomas

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  1. On my s7 I had the radiator in front of the inboard suspension. You have to lean the radiator back to make it fit but it will be far more efficient like that as airflow will be less blocked and you will have far more room for a decent fan.
  2. Spal fans are great and come in a range of sizes, both diameters and depths. They also have a massive range of flow rates, worth paying close attention to the specs and getting the highest flowing one you can in a size that fits, because amazingly the price differences between a low flowing one and a high flowing one are negligible. Also when it comes to buying a fan I can highly recommend airconco, there website has all the information you need to make a decision on which fan and they are very well priced https://shop.airconcoparts.co.uk/epages/es117975.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/es117975_s
  3. If running in free air at 50 on a cool day it is still getting warm, then there is a larger issue than the fan. The fan should really only come on in traffic and (if suitable sized) should provide enough airflow to cool the temps back down. To answer your questions: A small fan can still have impressive flow, but that does sound small. If polarity is reversed the fan could be fighting the flow coming into the engine bay - this could be part of the problem. Expansion tank should be necessary. Have you got a heater plumbed in? or if no heater, does the heater connector on the m
  4. Poly bush is far cheaper than power flex and offer a range of hardness outers https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/290900707196 Inner https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/233735627205
  5. The bit of angle under the floor is probably there to stop the floor from cracking...
  6. Another recommendation for Brands Hatch Performance. Get most of my pinto bits from them
  7. theduck

    Sad News

    Sad news indeed, thoughts with Johns family.
  8. theduck

    LP fuel Pump

    Hi, I assume you didnt build the car originally? Do you know if the builder used a GBS supplied loom? Its possible to buy other off the shelf looms, or of course they could have scratch built it.
  9. theduck

    fan size

    This is the type I am referring to https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/42mm-HIGH-FLOW-ALLOY-SPORT-RACE-RADIATOR-RAD-FOR-HONDA-CIVIC-EG-EK-EH-EJ-92-00/392056051672?fits=Car+Make%3AHonda|Model%3ACivic&hash=item5b485c97d8:g:qFwAAOSwsnBfQ6r~
  10. theduck

    fan size

    I've had good success with the ebay honda civic alloy rads. They do them 32mm inlets and outlets too.
  11. Only if they make car modification illegal, Bob. They'll stop us building cars at all long before that though.
  12. As above leave it off for test
  13. I didnt rate the stuff I had from accuspark, and never understood why people want to remove the vac advance. Powerspark one I used was good though, and keeps the vac advance https://simonbbc.com/ford-pinto-ohc-type-distributor/
  14. Newer "oem" ones are 1.4kw. Think this is the one I ended up with https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-0-FORD-PINTO-LIGHTWEIGHT-UPRATED-STARTER-MOTOR-LRS00543-LRS00109-LRS00110/273796747058?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
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