Once I found the center, made the cutout for the fan. Then used some pieces of wood a buddy of mine made to draw the aluminum out to clear the fan. Now I just need to seal the bottom and mount it to the radiator and grill.
Time to get to work. The car runs great but in traffic gets a little hot. When I set up the engine in the chassis I set it as low as I could so I'd have a small tunnel in the passenger compartment. This resulted in the mechanical fan on the water pump sitting low on the radiator. I don't want to use an electric fan or a riser so I'm fabricating a shroud. I'm starting with an aluminum cake pan I got from McMaster Carr. I made a cardboard template so I could fine the center line of the water pump shaft for the cut out in the shroud. From there I'll figure out the bottom part to seal it off.
Didn't get much done on the car in 2015. I did put 2,200 miles on it and enjoyed every mile. Got to give both my 4 year old granddaughter and my 1-1/2 year old grandson for rides. I have a total of 3,2087 miles on the car since I put it away after a ride on a mild Christmas day. Hope to get a few things done this winter as time allows.
Took the Chevy for a foliage drive back in early October to the Lake Sunapee area of New Hampshire. Got to drive it through a covered bridge and see some beautiful scenery in the state. Now it's cold and time to put it away for the winter. I have my to do list ready to go for this winter. Hope to add more entries of progress over the next few months.
I've been trying to get caught up on the build of my 33 Chevy Cabriolet. I added the bumpers and running boards to it. I got the car on the road in August after a few problems, the main one being the 283 engine. The person I bought it from wasn't very honest about it and I was forced to buy a 350 crate engine to replace it. I figured this was the best way to finally get to drive the car this summer. I was able to put 1,074 miles on it mostly driving the back roads in my home state. Here are some pics of the car when I got it back together.