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    Does anyone know what these holes are for at the bottom of the radiator vent/shroud?

    Rubber stopeprs to stop the spare wheel from touching the flimsy alloy??

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    Wouldn't that just localise the pressure points rather than spreading the weight?

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    Hey Mort, isn't that where the little u-shaped plastic thingies go to support the cable for the LH swivel lamp? (Sorry to use technical language, there, but I thought I'd show off.

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    The holes are there to minimize the volume of cool air reaching the radiator. You don't want these cars running too cool, you know.
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    You must be at home and seriously bored. I would refer to them as "miscellaneous production points".

    The holes for the headlamp cables are not round and sit much higher up the shroud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pottsy View Post
    Hey Mort, isn't that where the little u-shaped plastic thingies go to support the cable for the LH swivel lamp? (Sorry to use technical language, there, but I thought I'd show off.

    Cheers, Pottsy
    no theres one one of those and its much higher up. and (at the moment) this car has a plastic guide thingy in it - until it breaks and falls out the bottom onto the road at speed.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boyracer View Post
    The holes are there to minimize the volume of cool air reaching the radiator. You don't want these cars running too cool, you know.
    DOH!
    I was forgetting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DS View Post
    You must be at home and seriously bored. I would refer to them as "miscellaneous production points".

    The holes for the headlamp cables are not round and sit much higher up the shroud.
    yes, yes I am.

    ....but have just fixed the horns so the car now has "angry duck" and twin FIAMM with the full pull of the lever.

    and working windscreen washers and woring rear off side taillight (jiggling wires seems to work best for that).
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    I'm not surprised....everything works with a bit of 'jiggling'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mort Subite View Post
    yes, yes I am.

    ....but have just fixed the horns so the car now has "angry duck" and twin FIAMM with the full pull of the lever.

    and working windscreen washers and woring rear off side taillight (jiggling wires seems to work best for that).
    Good, you can sort my FIAMM set out next. thanks!

    And did you mean working or whoring rear light? Yes I agree that jiggling wires is a good fix. It works on my D.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UFO View Post
    Good, you can sort my FIAMM set out next. thanks!

    And did you mean working or whoring rear light? Yes I agree that jiggling wires is a good fix. It works on my D.
    laptop typing is not my best attribute, I did mean worKing, but it is red so whoring could also be appropriate - it is Eloise im talking about after all....

    FIAMM on a DSpecial??
    prob just needs lubricant/oil in the compressor, but if its stuck may have grit clogging the fins. strip down and clean with electrical parts cleaner worked for mine 10 years ago to get the compressor working (I also had the help of Mr Smith and his amazing whale oil collection).

    the trumpets usually just need a good constant jet of air from a high pressure compressor. and you can watch all the dust explode out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mort Subite View Post
    laptop typing is not my best attribute, I did mean worKing, but it is red so whoring could also be appropriate - it is Eloise im talking about after all....

    FIAMM on a DSpecial??
    prob just needs lubricant/oil in the compressor, but if its stuck may have grit clogging the fins. strip down and clean with electrical parts cleaner worked for mine 10 years ago to get the compressor working (I also had the help of Mr Smith and his amazing whale oil collection).

    the trumpets usually just need a good constant jet of air from a high pressure compressor. and you can watch all the dust explode out.

    its the small joys in life that matter.........
    One must get one's entertainment somewhere.....

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    Mort, you make the assumption the FIAMM set is actually fitted to the D. Currently UFO runs a single D horn for town and two D horns for country and the trio are beautifully out of tune with each other but I know that country really requires, what we might call, Mrs UFO strength (ala Sydney domestic in the CX)
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    Ahhhh....memories....

    No standard horn that I know of can beat a CX on full:

    'MOVE or I RUN YOU OVER!!!'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronhic View Post
    I'm not surprised....everything works with a bit of 'jiggling'
    Nah-uh, I am not going to reply, I am not going to say a word, I am not even going to think it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UFO View Post
    Mort, you make the assumption the FIAMM set is actually fitted to the D. Currently UFO runs a single D horn for town and two D horns for country and the trio are beautifully out of tune with each other but I know that country really requires, what we might call, Mrs UFO strength (ala Sydney domestic in the CX)
    Correct, I was referring to Eloise and that is a D and I know you also have a D, thus the assumption. A "CX" is one of those PSA cars isnt it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hotrodelectric View Post
    Nah-uh, I am not going to reply, I am not going to say a word, I am not even going to think it.
    I dont know what you mean....

    Aaaah I see your from America...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronhic View Post
    Ahhhh....memories....

    No standard horn that I know of can beat a CX on full:

    'MOVE or I RUN YOU OVER!!!'
    Arent FIAMM on late D's the same as used in CX car - and lots of other euros of the time?
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    Quote Originally Posted by UFO View Post
    Mrs UFO strength
    They must be really loud.

    Do you get her to shout out of the window?

    What sets her off? Better start a list.
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    My radiator shroud does not have those holes, but it does have air horns, which have nothing to do with the thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mort Subite View Post
    Does anyone know what these holes are for at the bottom of the radiator vent/shroud?
    Two pissabolities -
    1 production hole to remove the piece from the press
    2 to stop drumming at low engine rev's
    Those people that say I know - generally don't.

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    I'd have thought they were drain holes.

    But then I remembered - it never rains in Aus., so they can't be.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Mort Subite View Post
    I dont know what you mean....

    Aaaah I see your from America...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mort Subite View Post
    yes, yes I am.

    ....but have just fixed the horns so the car now has "angry duck" and twin FIAMM with the full pull of the lever.

    and working windscreen washers and woring rear off side taillight (jiggling wires seems to work best for that).

    Hah!
    Just did the same routine on a D yesterday. Washers, lights and horns.
    The contacts on the horn relay were really crusty. A little sandpaper, a little time, and some good used rubber sleeves and once again, the owner can blast pedestrians right out of the crosswalks.

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    I just took a gander and the US spec car that is here today does not have those holes.

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