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Old 12-26-2007, 04:46 PM   #201
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Mine is in. Fit was tight and hit at the front rad support driver's side. I spaced it with some high density foam which filled in between the upper support and the front of the radiator. Had an issue with the OEM fans not fitting and am not running them currently as it is chilly these days and I don't need them. If I was to use OEM fans I think I would only use the AC fan as there is more room on that side. It does take longer to get up to operating temp as well, but I am still not boosted. I can see one of the spiral fan arrangements with a shroud in my future before the California summer arrives.
its easy to get the fans fit in....just dremel the holes bigger and put them in....
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I can see one of the spiral fan arrangements with a shroud in my future before the California summer arrives.
now you are thinking
i am currently making a shroud out of lexan, ill post pics soon if people want to see it
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Old 12-26-2007, 07:35 PM   #203
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great news
MUSANOVIC will let me try my radiator in his 2001 NB
i will take pics and post a detailed thread of what is required to mod for successful NB installation
heads up dudes
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Old 12-26-2007, 11:11 PM   #204
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holly crap im a post *****, lol
i started a lexan shroud, so far its been pretty easy just tedious with a POS dremmel from HFtools, im waiting on budgeting to free up to get some 10" fans, in the meantime i will figure out what to seal it with...what do ya'll think
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Looks good so far, when i build mine i want to extend the sides and bend them down. Think i'll be doing it out of aluminum though.
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i was thinking to use some kind of foam strip like in some OEM applications where one side is adhesive, im sure i can get that cheap from like napa or autozone or something
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what i would do is cut a sheet of lexan about an inch and a quarter larger than the actual area you want to cover. then use a heatgun and a makeshift break to bend the lexan at an angle to fill up the gap.

i bought some automotive weatherstripping at lowes. It's rated to 180* (yep, i'm pushing it beyond that, obviously). Once the car heated to operating temp, it started smelling funky and i noticed the adhesive was already coming loose from the radiator.

That is not a good solution.
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thanks for the input
do you think the same would have happened if you placed the sticky side on the lexan? thats what i was thinking about doing, this way when you take of the shroud the foam stripe goes with it...you know what i mean...
let me know what you think
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that would probably work. when i bought the foam, my original intent was to stick the foam to the stock fans. well, the fans are kinda funky shaped behind the lip. there really isn't a good flat place to stick anything. so i had to reverse the idea.

you're dealing with a flat surface to a flat surface, so that should work a lot better. plus the tape should adhere really well to the smooth lexan.
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good point, thats what i'll do...thanks supersaiyan93
btw-i want to use your avatar and print it on a shirt and wear it to my friends VW meet, if you permit
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good point, thats what i'll do...thanks supersaiyan93
btw-i want to use your avatar and print it on a shirt and wear it to my friends VW meet, if you permit

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Completely off topic....but that t-shirt site is great. I gave in and ordered a shirt.
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thank you...im ordering two
i saw supersaiyan93's avatar a while back and immediately thought about getting that on a shirt, but now i dont have to, lol
thanks again man
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We need some good miataturbo.net shirts..
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i got it in a long time ago....hehe..freaken great!
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looks awesome, congrats...
have you noticed a much lower overall temp?
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guys, group discount on slim fans
https://www.miataturbo.net/forum/sho...769#post190769
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i don't know whats low or high...forgot to look at it before..but stays at 203 on the freeway at most time..
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Just called to try and order one today, said he'll be out of stock for 6 weeks :(.
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