Date registered: Mar 2013
Vehicle: 1967 Fintail 230S
Location: Miami, FL
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Scalloped radiator fan & the A/C Compressor
My car is the long-engine short-nose Fintail (W110). It has no radiator shroud, and the clutch fan is about two inches from the radiator. With the engine running, and me standing by the right front tire leaning into the engine bay, I can feel a strong breeze blowing over the carbs and exhaust manifold. It doesn't happen on the left side of the engine bay. Hmmm, that's strange. The radiator fan looks as though someone cut out a 1/4 circle from the tip of each blade. Is that what directs the air over the hot side of the engine? Is that German engineering or what!!!
Assuming that's an engineering design, doesn't putting the A/C compressor on the right side of the engine (between the radiator and the carbs / exhaust manifold) disrupt that cooling mechanism?