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Author Topic:   shroud or not?
hoosierdaddy
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 58
posted December 10, 2001 08:05 PM
i am purchasing a street stock and it doesnt have a shroud from the radiator to the fan has anyone had any problems overheating without one?

millerlt3
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 96
posted December 10, 2001 09:42 PM
A shroud will definitly make a difference in your tempature. I personally wouldnt run without one. just my 2

cut_n_up
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 20
posted December 10, 2001 10:24 PM
i run one, i know guys that dont run one and they do just fine, i run one and i have not had a problem with heat for 2 years. A shroud will lower your temps if you are over heating!

shadowz
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 50
posted December 10, 2001 10:47 PM
I've always run a shroud, helps cool and its a nice safety feature.

bbracer17
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 256
posted December 10, 2001 11:02 PM
I never run a shroud. Just be sure to have your fan about 3/4 inch from the radiator. I have never had any overheating problems. I just like the ease of working on the car without a shroud.

Racer0
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 64
posted December 11, 2001 08:17 AM
I always run a shroud and wouldn't race without it. However like bbracer17 said if you don't run one get the fan close to the radiator. If not the air pulls around the fan instead of through it.

hesseracing
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 55
posted December 13, 2001 04:47 PM
i run a shroud pesonally. think about this if u put that fan 1inch or less to the rad what happens when a crash pushes it back. iv had some bad front damage and not damagedthe rad even though its moved back 2+ inches and was able to continue the race. i dont know about yall but where i race u plan for the worst cause sometimes it a demo derby. later scott

cage86j
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 85
posted December 15, 2001 04:52 PM
i tried to run without one but tended to run hot so i put a shroud on and kept the temp where i wanted it good luck

alien
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 24
posted December 15, 2001 09:11 PM
always ran a little cooler with one also helps keep fingers out of the fan {did that about 5 yrs. ago ouch}

BSracer8
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 29
posted December 16, 2001 02:16 AM UIN: 134690359
we are building a new car for 2002 season and you better believe we will have one in front of our pony.....just like giving it a drink of water...cool it down...

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PURESTOCK 46
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 12
posted December 23, 2001 01:02 AM
I WAS HAVING OVERHEATING PROBLEMS, SO I PUT A SHROUD ON. THAT NIGHT I HAD A SMALL FENDER BENDER THE SHROUD HIT THE FAN, BROKE AND TOOK OFF MY BELTS. THE NEXT WEEK I WENT AND BOUGHT A BRAND NEW RADIATOR AND SAID THE HECK WITH THE SHROUD. HAVENT GOT HOT SINCE.


fastrack1
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 73
posted December 23, 2001 05:47 AM
have raced for 25 yrs basically with out one on 3 different cars the key is water flow and radiator we are using a griffin radiator the widest made 30%reduction and a 4 blade fan that came on 6cyl 292 chevy engine and a gutted thermostat but the key is we use the forced air thru the nose of the car we duct it in front of the radiator with the plastic that everybody uses real tight and neat also go the width of the radiator if u are using the camaro old style noses use the fake lines on the nose and cut just outside those also forced air at the lowest pointon the nose is better than up high on the nose it has a grater pressure point

devil wrench
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 100
posted December 23, 2001 12:22 PM
You also must remember that the lowest point on the nose is also where the most mud is. If you track is heavy, raise the opening up and use a good shaker screen (or two) in front of the radiator.

powerglides
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 69
posted January 02, 2002 10:46 AM
I have found that a shroud helps cool the motor also A cookie cutter shroud (just a round tube) works as well as a full coverage shroud and is easier to make just line the edge with vacuum hose (split) and tie wrap it thru the radiator

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