|May 2, 2016 at 11:12 am #2476|
Time to connect the hoses to the rear mounted radiator. It would be easier to run the hoses under the chassis rails, but this would be below the scrub line. Some how it needed to be threaded though and over the chassis rails.
Out of the thermostat housing……
down through the bulkhead…..
Inside the cab running next to the gearbox………
Used steel tube, cut bent and welded to get it through the chassis rails. Have got a pipe bender but lent it to some one a long time ago, can’t remember who.
Started to bend the tube…..
Cut bent and welded to get over the chassis rail.
These two pipes will be hung on the horizontal part of the rear chassis rail, will help to connect to the radiator. When finished I will post the completed pictures. One side is almost complete, updates shortly..
One side of the coolant pipes to the radiator is now complete the other just needs finishing.
Have now fitted a pair of Range Rover electric fans underneath the Radiator and not directly in front. The plan is that it will pull cold air from underneath the Rat into a shroud around the radiator (haven’t made this yet). Will have to make a few cut outs in the boot or wedge the boot lid slightly open to let the hot air out. Maybe I will leave this decision after I get the engine running.
to be continued..
Have finished the radiator shroud, made it from 1mm Aluminium sheet.Made templates from card board, all the edges were folded over and a wire folded in (wired edge). Didn’t take any photos, but below is the finished item.Hope this will work….
Almost done, just a few more hoses to connect on the return line.
Decided that to get the hot air out of the boot I could either leave the boot open slightly (like the VW boys) or cut a couple of slots in the boot to let the hot air out.Slots in the boot it is then. Again the off cuts from the roof came to the rescue again, have almost finished one side, just need to weld some mesh in, and its done.The shroud in the boot is almost done, just the top to finish. The little cover on the right hand side is to access the fog lamp bulb.
When cutting the slots out found out how many times this taxi had been repainted, 4 times.It was like counting the rings on a tree to see how old it was. Oh yer, shit loads of filler, must have been at least 3-4mm deep.
vents and shroud in boot lid now done………..
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|November 5, 2016 at 4:21 pm #3189|
I never realised as a teenager that I was so ahead of my time, the number of rat rods I’ve built over the years ?
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