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Re: radiator cardboard
-- [ From: human * EMC.Ver #2.5.02 ] --
yeah, I sprung about 150 U$ for side and bottom cardboards (yes, cardboard
for $150.00. but please don't send me pyramid scheme chain letters....) for
my coupe this winter when my radiator was out cause of blowing a heater core
hose. They look nice. They make it darn tough to adjust the alt belt
do they do anything? I dunno, how about keeping rocks away from your
radiator (I suppose a prefabbed, welded, hole sawed, piece of 1/4" machinist
cloth would be even better) wish I'd thought of that before!
I feel even dumber in a way, because I think the newer models are plastic
probably more durable than hygroscopic paper products, and I bet they woulda
Oh BTW I think they were called "air guides", now doesn't that shed some
light on their function? They act as a ram air scoop for the radiator. I
don't think I am qualified to use the phrase "ram air scoop" unless it
applies to a scale plastic model.... sorry.
human, only human
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Date: Tuesday, 13-Aug-96 07:22 PM
From: Bob D'Amato \ Internet: (firstname.lastname@example.org)
To: Jere & Becky Freeman \ Internet: (email@example.com)
cc: q g \ Internet: (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: Re: radiator cardboard
On Tue, 13 Aug 1996, Jere & Becky Freeman wrote:
> I've been driving my 85 4KQ around for three years with that piece
> cardboard missing. I don't think it has much of a purpose; I haven't had
> any problems with it not being there. As far as replacing it, I can't help
> you with that.
Righto! I dont think my 4kq EVER had that bottom one. The top one however
is important, it will overheat without it.
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