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  1. Looks good. Great utilisation of the shroud. Yes the radiator sits in the shroud and 2 bolts each side hold it in place. The stays sit inside /ontop of the shroud and bolt through from underneath. The shroud bolts to the body with two nuts and bolts each side. The pic below is the right hand side of the shroud.
  2. I was thinking of venting my crankcase into a catch tank. I noticed on the V8 that there is a breather to each airbox and also a breather to the EGR manifold. I was wondering why have 3 breathers? The EGR one also goes through a non return valve. Any thoughts on this?? Cheers Andy
  3. I wonder how the crown wheel broke.......
  4. I see from that diagram that you have 10 amp fuses for the fans as standard. The V8 has slightly thicker wiring fused at 15 amps so I think this is ok for the spal fans that I've fitted.
  5. Hi, Has anyone done an LED bulb conversion to the stock headlights?? Cheers
  6. I like the look of that oil hose fitting. I have a leaky one and this could save me having to replace the whole pipe. Anyone know the bore of the oils hose and the cooler thread size ?? andy
  7. Thanks for all the replies. I think Derek might be onto something. Anyway I effectively connected the extra earths together by bolting them to the new Spal fan securing bolts, which go through the radiator frame. So it’s basically the same as before. lets hope they work......
  8. Cheers Mike. I’ll keep an eye out for one. For the next time I take the gearbox out .........
  9. I have an old cast iron bell housing and was wondering if it was worth upgrading to an alloy one?? I have a twin plate clutch installed. certainly looks better!
  10. No they are alloy. Its the weird alloy pipe arrangement that 'joins' the two condensers .
  11. Makis, What kind of Gearbox bell housing is that? did you upgrade the gearbox looks nice and clean. Andy
  12. Derek yes thats whats confusing me. I don't understand why the -ve wire goes from the fan motor to the fan housing. Maybe a requirement of the old fans?? Or maybe thats the way all of the earths are joined, the splice is the fan shroud? V8 fan wiring diagram. From the workshop manual.
  13. Thanks, Honestly was not that hard, I didn’t use a jig or anything just cut off the outer layer of grp. Placed the metal part and put a few layers of glass fibre over the top.
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