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Engine Valances, yes or no???


jamie31888

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I think yes, although I don't have any on right now.
The originals were cardboard, & had a tendency to deteriorate.
Many folks create new ones from aluminum sheet.
I believe I will create some from sheets of that thick black sort of semi-flexible plastic, whatever it's called.
The stuff they use to line wheel wells in modern cars.

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Not sure about the function of the rear engine valances, it would seem that they are only there to keep as suggested the muck out. The front ones to the radiatior however are very much needed, they help in channeling cold air to the radiator but also to prevent the "backdraft" of hot air from around the engine to be sucked in through the radiator again. This would be especially true at low speeds.

Dirk

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Wotcher Rich - many thanks. I asked a bloke on Ebay to do them for me, after a bloke here on the forum took my fibre ones as a template and was going to make some but never got round to it. (Maybe he will yet),
Ebay bloke was really good about it, but I don't think he's made any since(?). He's Adunntony@aol.com - really nice fella.  
On here occasionally too (I think). No relation, no money in it for me and so on. More's the pity!  ;)
Oh - cowl's from him as well.

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It looks like the chap on eBay lives locally to me

If anybody wanted any of his items (assuming he has stock, or can make them in time) I could pick them up from him and bring them to Stoneleigh for you

Should save you a couple of quid on postage

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Hi Guys

read with interest all your comments regarding the valance boards
Should anyone traveling a distance to stoneleigh and want any parts I'm more than happy to deliver foc I live spitting distance from the show ground and generally make a delivery to one or two of our european travellers as it saves them quite a few euros.
Lots of parts available drop me a line adunntony@aol.com or give me a call 07817360130

Tony

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