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05-28-2014 09:02 PM Fan Mount
The fan was bolted to the ''chin''. It leaned forward pretty heavily. A little hammer and dolly work put it straight. A piece of angle was cut and drilled to mount the top. Next step will be to cut a couple of tabs to mount the angle to the core support.

Working on an idea for mounting the tranny cooler. Hope to have these last little things done by the end of the weekend coming up.


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05-26-2014 03:39 PM Front Fan and Tranny Lines
The front sheet metal was reassembled. The front fan was spaced off the condenser by using two cut-offs from the fan rubber washers on each side. The locations of the holes were scribed in and drilled.

The transmission cooler lines were installed. The supply line was cut off and the short line that goes from the auxiliary cooler to the cooler in the lower radiator tank had a flare put in, the flare nut put on, and a 180 deg. bend put in it so it will run along side the supply line.

Storms came in again, so the day was cut short. Based on the weather forecast, it may be Friday or Saturday until I can work on it again.


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05-25-2014 10:04 PM Fans
Finished up the big fan install. Still need to finish trim the rubber washer and also need to knock down the corners on the angles. But I wanted to get it on the car to verify the fan to engine clearance. Unless a motor mount breaks it has plenty of clearance.

The small fan is also going to be mounted to something other than the condenser. I carefully removed the speed nuts off the ''tube cutters'' and removed the fan. I know the bottom will bolt to the ''chin'' but I haven't figured the top out yet.

Storms came in so the cars went in the garage to prevent hail damage and I went out.


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05-25-2014 09:55 PM Trailer and Car
The PO of the trailer had attached wood strips to the roof channels and had also installed two 4 x 8 fiberglass panels on the driver's side. To be honest, I would have left the roof alone simply hanging lights to the channels and been done with it. I also would not have glued the carpet to the peg board and plywood on the walls. But since he started it and finishing it looked like less work than trying to remove everything and start over, I installed the two panels on the passenger's side. Ready for lights but I had loaned out my heat gun and won't get it back til Sunday. Still need to decide if I want to put a 4 x 8 panel in the front. We'll see.

Did get to work on the car. The tranny cooler came so I decided to start working on the radiator support and the rest of the structure up there so I can get the cooler and lines finished. My original intent was to use the through the fins plastic mounts for the fans. Then I read horror stories about how they will ''saw'' through the tubes. Decided to go a different way.
Started with the radiator fan. Used four 1/4'' x 3/4'' bolts. Two opposing flats on each bolt head had to be ground slightly in order to drop in the molded boss. A flat washer and a 1/16'' thick rubber washer were slid over the bolt before slipping on the 1 x 1 x 1/16 angle. 1/8'' thick rubber washers will insulate the angle from the radiator. These will have to be trimmed since they have a pretty large OD. The photos show some has been trimmed but not all. Regular nuts are being used for mock-up. Assuming this still allows the fan to clear the front of the engine, nylon locking nuts will be used for final assembly.


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