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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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