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tuko last won the day on March 5 2018

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  1. My plan is to improve cooling for the trips that we do with the fully loaded 88. The hardtop rooftop tent, 270 awning, 35L fridge plus all the other camping equipment that we can manage to stuff into the Landy adds up quickly which we feel on the mountain roads. We are already planning a trip to Spain next summer, one week at the Mediterranean ocean, a week crossing the mountains to the Atlantic ocean where we will spend another week. The mountains in Spain are considerably higher than those in Norway, so I want to make sure that cooling is not going to be an issue when there.
  2. Where I've gotten warm is when we are in Norway and say climbing up from Geiranger to the top of the pass which is only 1100 meter above sea level. It's the 17km drive to the top where I've ran into heating issues, this is just one example of a place that I know you've been to. I'm thinking that air circulation through the radiator can be improved. Plus I have ordered the 4 core radiator thanks to the link provided above. When I did the head work last year I didn't change the water pump which a few people have mentioned that I should have done, so that is included with the improvements.
  3. I don't need a part number, but I can add that the above image that you provided, differs slightly from my radiator. At the bottom is shows a tap, mine doesn't have a tap. BUT with that said, it's a replacement radiator that I bought years ago so who know's who the provider was and what they scrimped on while providing a pattern item. Do you know what the core looks like on the HD 4 core radiator?
  4. I'm still hoping to identify this radiator, I do realize the last set of images didn't show a whole lot so I'm hoping that these of the core can shed more of an opinion on what I have. Also while scratching my head and looking at the radiator I seem to think that it's too busy in front of the radiator. I've removed the lightbar for the time being and plan to trim the unused bracket on the intercooler. Also the right upright I plan to cut out a 20mm strip the entire length to help increase air flow through the intercooler. On top of that I measured behind the radiator and see that I have 70mm clearance which will allow me to mount the electric fan there after converting it to a puller. Removing the clutter I think should help with increasing airflow and cooling 🤔 So in the mean time, can anyone identify the radiator with the core images? Thanks. Todd.
  5. Mike, Hopefully these images can shed some light on what I have.
  6. John, my son has a '63 Beetle, I'll ask him to search for me. Thanks for the advice. Todd.
  7. The oil pressure warning light has began blinking after a good run with the landy, so I bought new parts (2 times) because suppliers sent ****part carp the first time, the second order finally original parts. Anyways, after draining the oil and removing the sump this is what was waiting to greet me. Those F'n valve stem caps! I know I mentioned it before that my engine didn't have them and following the advice I installed news caps but after only a few months this is where they are. 😥 They were Bearmach caps that I ordered, I can't believe that they are the quality as ****part but on the other hand they weren't original. So a thorough cleaning of everything, new oil pressure plunger, spring, screw, oil filter and oil, I'll just cross my fingers for the time being and run the engine till I have more time to dig deeper into the engine. Todd.
  8. As written above I'm unable to identify my radiator. There is a sticker on the side of it that has what appears to be a part number 54174 but I'm unable to find any information on it. The reason why I'd like to identify the radiator is that I've noticed in the fjords climbing the roads up over the mountains that the engine does get hot. I'm considering going to a better radiator, possibly the 4 core but I'd like to know what I have now. Looking into the finns/core it seems to be just 2 cores. But I have to admit I have no idea what a 3 core or even a 4 core looks like so I'm not sure if I'm looking at it correctly. Is there anyone that could shed some light on the radiator part number that I have? The 6cyl radiator 577383, what is the difference between that and the 577609? I do realize the 577609 is 3 core and the 577609H is 4 core. Thanks, Todd.
  9. tuko

    Upol Raptor

    @SteveG Thanks for the tips, I might be able to use a heated garage, if I time it right. Todd.
  10. tuko

    Upol Raptor

    I agree, I don't think it looks bad at all, actually on my 39 year old series I want a textured look, but I do plan to thin it out 20% and use a gravity feed sprayer to give a less grainy look.
  11. I actually made a new one for the Dometic CFX35 that I bought last year. Here are the video's.....
  12. @larryowner How long is your rear propshaft? I have an 88" hybrid which has vibrations/horrible noises on overrun but my rear prop is very short so I thought it might be too short for a double joint.
  13. tuko

    Upol Raptor

    So nice to find this thread and to read the update. I'm going to repaint my 88" with Raptor Liner within the coming weeks. Yesterday I did pickup the pigment for the color change (RAL 8014) With winter starting to set in I'm wondering if the colder temperatures in an unheated garage would be a concern? I'm not talking freezing but painting in +5~7 degrees ? Todd.
  14. When I saw the A pillar and the vented front fender, I immediately thought L322 RR. Strangely they kept away from the clamshell bonnet ??
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