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    Air flow over the radiator

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    Hellfish


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    Post by Hellfish Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:26 am

    There's a gap between the top of the radiator and the radiator core support/dog box lid. Is there a reason for this, like encouraging air flow over the engine, to the carb, etc? I was thinking of blocking this off for aesthetics and encouraging more air to flow through the radiator.
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    Post by BvrWally Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:32 am

    A friend of mine recently did that on his 68 GMC Van and it seemed to help with the flow to the rad! He also ran a cold air intake in front of the rad as well as you can see from the photo!
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    Post by Hellfish Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:46 am

    I'm planning on a cold air intake as well, but I wasn't sure if I needed to leave the gap/space so that air could flow over the negine as well. Things get pretty hot in there!
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    Post by BvrWally Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:53 am

    My friend's Van ran 160* from Alabama to Ohio on his trip to the 40th Van Nationals!! Smile
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    Post by G-Man Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:45 am

    Anyway for more picture BvrWally
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    Post by BvrWally Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:54 pm

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    Post by G-Man Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:11 pm

    Does that tube go down to the bottom??? I was thinking just having the tube just to keep the doghouse area cooler and stopping hot starts
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    Post by BvrWally Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:40 am

    That I don't know???? Sorry.

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