Fan mounting options

I have now made up a metal cover plate for the breather tower and a rubber pad for the fan shroud to sit on. I also played with the strap a little more. The mounting on the right side (other side to the distributor) is fine, but the other side is not so good. The strap fixes on one side to the distributor clamp stud, but the other side needs some support. I might put in an aluminium block, held by the case through bolt, with another stud to fix the strap to. Any suggestions would be most welcome. Here are some more pictures of the engine. You can see my shroud placed on the case. Notice it has provision for the oil cooler in the stock location. Opinions are divided on how well these work, but I am willing to try.

Pretty fan

I started to clean up my fan last night, its pretty dirty and has some minor surface corrosion, but underneath its loverly and shiny! :)


I have sent my heads off to a company called Microgiant to have a bit of work done on them. I know I need new valves, but I also wanted them checked over and ready to bolt straight on when I get them back.

I have also sourced a fan strap so I have started playing around with the fan positioning. I have decided that I will use some thin galvanised metal that I have to cover the breather tower under the fan, probably glued on. I will then put a rubber sheet on that which the fan can sit on. I will also support the fan from the middle, down to the engine case, just to keep things rigid.