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DRHaulsee
Donald Haulsee
Claremont, Va
(31 posts)

Registered:
12/02/2013 09:07AM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB 2.3 Turbo 16Valve DOHC Folvo

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Front ARB clearance to Fan
Posted by: DRHaulsee
Date: July 25, 2015 12:10PM

Gentlemen,

I'm having a problem with having enough clearance between the 65 Mustang radiator in my 79 MGB and the front ARB. The ARB is behind the radiator by about 1/2". However, the bottom of the radiator is a good 5" below the ARB. There isn't room to put a fan between the ARB and the radiator. I can only get a 10" fan in above the ARB and below the top of the radiator and I'm having overheat problems. I want to be able to put in a full 16" fan but the ARB is in the way.

This is in my Folvo 2.3 Turbo conversion.

I've looked through the project builds and don't really see any details in this area. What have others done? Run without an ARB? I really don't want to do that.


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5812 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Front ARB clearance to Fan
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: July 25, 2015 05:56PM

Aer you talking about your swaybar?


tbo
Tim Body
St Thomas Ontario
(214 posts)

Registered:
01/27/2013 06:47PM

Main British Car:
1954 Triumph TR2 stock 2 litre

Re: Front ARB clearance to Fan
Posted by: tbo
Date: July 25, 2015 06:58PM

Thanks Jim. I was puzzling about that too!


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4411 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: Front ARB clearance to Fan
Posted by: Moderator
Date: July 25, 2015 07:15PM

You can get more clearance by spacing the Anti Roll Bar down...
http://www.britishv8.org/MG/SteveCarrick/SteveCarrick-K.jpg

... or by shifting the radiator further forward...
http://www.britishv8.org/MG/PaulSchils-SilverBullet/PaulSchils-HG.JPG

... or even by curving the Anti Roll Bar for extra clearance...
http://www.britishv8.org/MG/GrahamCreswick/GrahamCreswick-N.jpg


DRHaulsee
Donald Haulsee
Claremont, Va
(31 posts)

Registered:
12/02/2013 09:07AM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB 2.3 Turbo 16Valve DOHC Folvo

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Re: Front ARB clearance to Fan
Posted by: DRHaulsee
Date: July 25, 2015 07:22PM

Great pictures Curtis!

I can't go forward easily without some SIGNIFICANT work on the intercooler and all of its piping. I like the idea of using rectangular tubing like that. I probably need to drop the bar about 3". I rolled under thcar and looked at that. I think I'll also want to shorten the vertical links on the lower A-arm to pull the bar attachment under the tie rod ends.

Thanks for the ideas!


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