Lotus Elan

Smaller radiator electric cooling fan bracket

PostPost by: pereirac » Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:54 pm

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PostPost by: MarkDa » Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:41 pm

Amazing :D
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PostPost by: nigelrbfurness » Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:26 pm

Let's be honest here, if you can braize then you can easily make one of these in an hour so as one of the more reproduceable items it's not surprising to see that!
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PostPost by: MarkDa » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:18 pm

Close inspection of the photo reveals that this sample has been in the wars somewhat.
It's interesting that this bracket doesn't seem to be stocked by the usual UK suspects - perhaps because it's so easily made?
Or perhaps because so many of us fit flush fit fans?
In my innocence I threw mine away in 1982 and reverted to a multiblade spitfire mechanical fan which was much more effective and reliable.
I have now backed this up with an electric fan which only really operates she stood on tragic for a while.
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PostPost by: pereirac » Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:08 pm

Somebody I know who is restoring a +2 and wanted to keep the 'original' look fitted the 'standard' radiator but with extra cores and kept the factory fitted fan mount but added a faster electric fan for additional cooling.
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