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I have a question concerning the metal radiator fan shroud. It is my understanding that the full metal shroud was added to a 240z when the dealer added optional Air Conditioning. True or untrue...? If true, was the small metal fan guard removed from the top tank of the radiator or was it left on...or was a different radiator fitted altogether...? Thanks for any insight...Ryals

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1 hour ago, Tirnipgreen said:

I have a question concerning the metal radiator fan shroud. It is my understanding that the full metal shroud was added to a 240z when the dealer added optional Air Conditioning. True or untrue...? If true, was the small metal fan guard removed from the top tank of the radiator or was it left on...or was a different radiator fitted altogether...? Thanks for any insight...Ryals

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Not True - If the customer wanted it, or if the Service Dept suggested it be added with the A/C Kit  - the shroud had to be ordered via the Parts Dept. individually.  Yes, you had to remove the finger guard to install the shroud. 

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If the radiator is out you can hang the shroud over the fan and then install the rad with the hand guard in place. Here is a picture of my 7/70 car with the same shroud.

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The metal fan shrouds are tough to come by nowadays. I've owned several of them over the years. Last summer I sold one on eBay to a 240Z owner in Austria named Josef. It took about a month to get there via USPS and the shipping cost to the buyer was only about $80.00 including insurance. The quotes from FedEx and UPS were about 3 times the cost of USPS.   He sent me this picture of the fan shroud next to the front wheel of the car. 

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49 minutes ago, jfa.series1 said:

A "must have" for tropical BC, eh? 😁

Yes, does sound a bit strange but we do get some hot weather in the summer and I was having some over heating issues, especially on the hills in the interior. Another funny thing is that I have a block heater for those extra cold winter mornings. One extreme to the other. 

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3 hours ago, CanTechZ said:

Yes, does sound a bit strange but we do get some hot weather in the summer and I was having some over heating issues, especially on the hills in the interior.

I've been driving through Osoyoos and Penticton and seen it hit 42C, BC has it all.

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26 minutes ago, siteunseen said:

We've posted together on this before. Texas heat, Alabama heat.

I cheated and put a 280Z radiator on my '72 with a full ZX shroud. I have the OE stuff but for driving around here it runs nice and cool.

 

Ha Ha...speaking of nice and cool it is 21 degrees in Austin TX right now!  

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