fellows chaps

Discussion in 'Modified Shizzle' started by pkrboo, Feb 28, 2018.

  1. I need one more picture to completely 100% understand the way the fellows do the coolant setup.

    Would any of you kind chaps that have a fellows conversion please do me a picture of the heater pipes where they connect to the engine. best taken from underneath.

    The coolant bottle is tee'd in to one of them and i need to confirm which one.
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  2. bernjb56

    bernjb56 Administrator

    I can have a look tomorrow.
  3. Thanks Bern, i did look at yours but i cant remember which one it it was going into
  4. If I get opportunity will try and get out and take a pic. That's if its not snowing as the bus is still outside.
  5. I would do a sketch but I can’t do so on the iPad. Assuming you don’t have a reverse manifold, I’ll try describing it from memory:

    The feed to the top of the coolant bottle tees off the large feed going to the radiator. The hose from the bottom of the coolant bottle then goes to the heater matrix inlet (call it A).

    The outlet from the heater matrix returns to the 15mm solid transfer tube (call it B) at the front of the engine. The transfer tube (B) passes over the top of the engine and down towards the thermostat. It connects to the top of the thermostat via a short length of 15mm hose.

    Another hose goes from the 15mm outlet at the front of the engine (next to transfer tube B) and tees into pipe A, so that its flow merges with the coolant bottle flow on its way to the heater matrix.

    When the combined flow returning from the heater matrix gets hot enough it triggers the thermostat to open.

    Hope this makes sense.
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  6. Moons

    Moons Moderator

    Mines offsite in storage I'm afraid, but it's a little bit different in that the expansion pipe sits in the spare battery well (some custom aluminium job rather than Subaru bottle) so I don't know what other things were normalised after that tbh.

    I'll see if I have any pic though as these engines are very photogenic :)
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  7. Baysearcher

    Baysearcher [secret moderator]

    I can probably get one tonight if you haven't already sorted it.
  8. You know I said I would get a picture today well the bus is covered in snow (as is the ground around it).
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  9. bernjb56

    bernjb56 Administrator

    Mine’s in the garage, but there’s no heat out there :eek:
  10. Needs taking from underneath looking up at the starter motor reckon. Cheers
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  11. Thought you were a hardy soul shippers?
  12. I'll let you off, you are retired!!
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  13. I am/was but the cold plays havoc with my metal hip ;)
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  14. its my titanium eyeballs that play havoc with me!
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  15. My hip is titanium ... I think it is and some ceramic ... I don't remember was asleep when they did it!
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  16. If no one has open indoors if the wife goes out will try and take a picture ... wont have her nagging me about going out in the cold.
  17. bernjb56

    bernjb56 Administrator

    I can't get underneath to get a picture where it's parked - the joys of a lowered van - and I can't get it out safely.
  18. Baysearcher

    Baysearcher [secret moderator]

    Do you still want this Matt?
  19. And Doug was my hero. Went out to his freezing garage and got the pics and info I needed.

    Thanks all. Now to order some extra hoses and joiners!!

    Also proving that Bristolians are quite hard, well, Doug is.

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