I've put an R12 engine into my R8, and the job is almost done. I'm not sure I have the cooling system right, though, and I'd appreciate some advice about the cooling system and to check that my hose connections are correct .
On my (R12) water pump, the two heater-sized connections on the right go to the heater radiator, just like an R8/R10. The top and bottom radiator hoses are fine. There is an additional heater-hose sized connection, however, that points straight down, to where the generator on the R8 used to be. I don't know where it went on an R12, so I've blocked it off. Anyone know if this is right?
Also, the front shocks on the R8 are tired -- understandable, perhaps, at forty years of age. Any thoughts on new ones and where to get them? The car is for road use, not track. Also, my wheels are a fair bit heavier than standard and I'm hoping the new shocks can handle them without becoming too harsh.