The major job I started this week was fitting all the coolant parts. As mentioned previously, I’m following the “coolant re-route” so the manual and parts Westfield supply are of little use. The reroute itself is well documented on the WSCC, and the parts can be sourced from a couple of guys on there.
Firstly, and the picture suggests otherwise but it was first, I fitted the radiator:
This meant I could test fit the parts and find what else I need. First up, the route from the 1600 thermostat cover (now at the back of the block) to the radiator. The first pipe is a custom designed 90 degree bend to get it up over the exhaust manifold. I’ve had to unbolt the dipstick to achieve this so will have to make a new bracket to mount that on.
Back out of the radiator, there’s another dogleg to get around the chassis. As you can see, it’s a bit tight so I’ll have to trim the pipe. It’s also been suggested that I mount the bottom of the radiator on small rubber mounts which will space it out a bit and absorb the vibrations coming through the chassis.
Lastly, because I’ve forgotten to add it to the other post I made today, I also fitted the horns using rivnuts. Pretty simple to be fair!