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« Reply #15 on: 03 December, 2016, 12:23:35 PM »

I have experienced stalling when hot - in queue of classics on rally in France and once in UK.  Fuel-line routing on PF (3B) is not as vulnerable to heat as on GTs it would seem. 
Evans Waterless Coolant http://www.evanscoolants.co.uk/ gets very good reviews.  A friend with a Mk II Jaguar has had no problems since converting to it, whereas life in traffic had previously been a misery.
Aurelia owners have tried neat tricks like running a ring main system back to the tank so that the fuel is in the engine bay for shorter time.  It is also possible to buy an electric coolant pump which would circulate the water through the system more quickly.
The volatility of modern fuels causes the problem, and they are going to get worse rather than better from our point of view.
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« Reply #16 on: 30 December, 2016, 03:26:27 PM »

Just had some time in the garage and have now fitter a shroud on the rad - should improve its effectiveness in pulling air through...time will tell...

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« Reply #17 on: 30 December, 2016, 03:31:48 PM »

Looks good. How is it attached?
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« Reply #18 on: 30 December, 2016, 04:47:02 PM »

Straps on the outside - drilled a few holes on the louvre mount to bolt it on

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« Reply #19 on: 30 December, 2016, 07:41:59 PM »

Thanks, I would like to make one of those if there is a more detailed photo of fixings. It may save someone's finger tips also!
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« Reply #20 on: 31 December, 2016, 10:21:41 AM »

Hi Dave
Have you seen the shroud for sale by, I think, a guy from the Netherlands? The shroud was designed and fitted by someone in Switzerland and fitted to a Flaminia and he has had a lot of success with it.

On a different subject, can you tell me what the bracket is used for half way up the side of the radiator?

Lastly, I note that the heater take off from the radiator on the RHS of the picture is vertical, which should make easier access to the bottom radiator spigot, but does the hose kink at all as it follows the line of the chassis?

Best wishes for 2017
Dave

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« Reply #21 on: 31 December, 2016, 11:28:35 AM »

Hi Dave,

I bought the shroud from a guy on the Alfa bb forum - he is in Switzerland - so probably the same guy. The bracket is part of the shroud - there are two either side. In this picture I have only attached the top one so far.

The take off does make it much easier and doesn't kink the hose - it loops smoothly over the suspension and into the bracket on the innner wing - provided your hose is long enough!

Happy new year!
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