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Re: Engine shroud

Postby egrant5329 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:15 am

You might try contacting the company and ask them for the dimensions on the product. Then we would know the correct size, although it may or may not look right on our fans.

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Re: Engine shroud

Postby albaran » Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:39 am

The way these spinner things seem to work is that the base is equivalent to the height (3" diameter is about 3" tall). The expensive actual cone shown ($300 +) looks like it cost $3 to make. I keep thinking that there is some household item that is being stamped out by the thousands (bowls, canister caps, etc.) that would probably fit.
The type 1 fan actually bends back slightly from the hub, so larger diameter spinners will sit a little bit recessed. Also, they all come with a removable base. I used the base and cut out the center to fit around the hub and washer but if I got a larger spinner I would probably eliminate it.
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Re: Engine shroud

Postby egrant5329 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:07 am

There is a little better price at Sierra Madre.
https://sierramadrecollection.com/Fan-P ... 54185.html

They remind me of the cone on the front drumskin a little. I assume they were on the engine for a reason, but then again they quit adding them to the cars. I can see why you would add one for the look. These days I am getting to the point that if it is not a functional improvement to the car I probably won't do it.
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Re: Engine shroud

Postby RVosari » Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:07 pm

No..no... you need one of these...if you (somehow) accidentally pass some greazer in a Camaro and he gets hot and starts shooting...the spirals will make him miss ! :D
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Re: Engine shroud

Postby Ralphc » Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:42 pm

looks good on your FW190 as well...
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Re: Engine shroud

Postby TSchommer » Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:06 pm

I see that these 547 replica fan shrouds are available on the Samba, and the ad was recently renewed.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds ... id=1452836
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Re: Engine shroud

Postby RBP » Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:54 pm

This is Bic's ad. Many of us here have tried to contact him many times and haven't had any luck. Maybe since he renewed his ad things might turn around.
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Re: Engine shroud

Postby RVosari » Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:00 pm

Ralph,

We had a genuine FW 190 prop-spinner at my father’s flying club in Sweden…as a 7 year old, it was as big as my head :)

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Re: Engine shroud

Postby TSchommer » Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:39 am

I wonder if it might light a fire if we tried to make a group purchase, maybe get a better price and give him an incentive to finish up the research and get production pieces out if we had an order of 10+ shrouds?
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Re: Engine shroud

Postby smonop » Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:27 pm

I wish I understood what the hell you guys were talking about, I feel like Michael Keaton from Mr. Mom, “220-221 whatever it takes”....anyone want to have a free stay in Philly, get paid and make my car look like everyone posting? Hell, you can stay all summer in the guest room... I’m close to the Jersey shore... ok forget that part, I’m an hour from NYC...😁
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Re: Engine shroud

Postby smonop » Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:57 pm

Between ordering parts and installation at a shop (figure $100 per hour), what do you figure such a venture could cost me given I have zero skill in this realm...?
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Re: Engine shroud

Postby RBP » Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:28 am

Smonop, post a picture of your engine bay. My suggestion would be to just order the DTM from the Type IV store. This will need minimum fabrication and is as close to just bolting on as there is. I'm assuming you have a remote oil cooler and not the dog house where the cooled is in the fan housing. The DTM for the dog house type is available but if you go this route get a remote oil cooler. https://type4store.com/conversion-cooli ... m-kit.html
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Re: Engine shroud

Postby smonop » Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:33 pm

Here is my engine bay...
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Re: Engine shroud

Postby RBP » Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:45 am

Ok, you have the remote oil cooler. I believe you have a Type IV engine. All you need to do is order the DTM for for 900.00 and bolt it on. It is very simple, likely you can do it yourself. You will need to remove the existing 911 cooling fan setup. To do this you might need to remove the cross bar and linkage, not sure. I have the DTM but added an inlet bell then painted the inside silver. The pic is in the previous posts. The other one like Al's is more authentic but would require fabrication work.
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Re: Engine shroud

Postby smonop » Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:15 am

Yes I have the Type IV. I’m not sure I follow regarding the inlet bell, is that the cone shaped piece? If so, how does one install / affix it? Also, is this done prior to or a after installing the DTM unit? When you say you painted the “inside”, do you mean inside of the DTM unit? Painted prior to unit installation or after? Sorry for my lack of understanding.
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