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    What's wrong with this picture?

    There are 10 types of people in this world;
    those who understand binary and those who don't.

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    LOL that's funny.
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    Oops!

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    Cant look at both sides at the same time. No will notice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nthompson View Post
    Oops!
    I'll second that!
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    Looks like the Shroud of Turin
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    I hate it when that happens.

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    I just went out and looked at mine, they are ok. I was going to offer to swap if I had the same problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BadAsp427 View Post
    I just went out and looked at mine, they are ok. I was going to offer to swap if I had the same problem.
    Thanks, Carl. I appreciate that. I sent an e-mail to FFR with a picture and asked that they send a replacement to match the one that has the long side of the diamonds running top to bottom. I expect they will have one on the way tomorrow.

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    Looks like your "Quality Control" process was better than the guy who put the raw material in the press! What a mesh he made of it!
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    Here's another option:







    BTW all these grates tend to rust so a shot of clear is a good idea.


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    Quote Originally Posted by David Hodgkins View Post
    BTW all these grates tend to rust so a shot of clear is a good idea.
    The FFR ones like Papa Dave has are aluminum so rust is not an issue.

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    Just tell everyone they are designed that way for "aerodynamics"...

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    Dave (papa), it would be a good conversation piece of your “unique” build. I think it would be fun to see how many people would actually catch it.

    Dave (Hodgkins), that’s really cool looking honeycomb... where did you find that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSNK4US View Post
    Dave (papa), it would be a good conversation piece of your “unique” build. I think it would be fun to see how many people would actually catch it.

    Dave (Hodgkins), that’s really cool looking honeycomb... where did you find that?

    Kurt
    Hi Kurt,

    I got mine from a local So-Cal dealer called Industrial Metal Supply:
    https://www.industrialmetalsupply.co...pss223624025hx



    PS they also have a great deal on NOMEX, which you can use on top of your radiator. I painted mine black before installing it:



    Last edited by David Hodgkins; 02-11-2019 at 03:51 PM.

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    Vertical goes on the Right, Horizontal on the Left.....thought everyone knew that...da Bat

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    Your left, or my right?

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    Sitting in the car or looking at it from the front?
    So many variables.....

    And thanks Dave! And it looks like you engined turned that radiator cowl???? I must have missed that (or forgot, I’m old) in your refresh thread.
    NOMEX? Radiator? Like in front of it? Doesn’t restrict airflow?

    Kurt

    P.S. I found the NOMEX and radiator shroud on your thread Dave
    Last edited by SSNK4US; 02-11-2019 at 08:56 PM.
    If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSNK4US View Post

    NOMEX? Radiator? Like in front of it? Doesn’t restrict airflow?
    The dirt track guys swear by it - saving radiators from mud / rocks / etc.

    I'm using it too - pretty much requires a fan shroud in hot weather / hard running to move enough air.

    https://www.summitracing.com/parts/a...kaAvotEALw_wcB


    To be clear, I was doing Ok on water temp autocrossing running the FFR supplied fan mounted to the back of a Summit radiator.

    First autocross with the honeycomb - the stone guard had to come back off - climbing water temp.

    Ok for years (with honeycomb) after adding a Summit fan shroud to the FFR supplied fan.

    393w / 10:1 compression.

    https://www.summitracing.com/parts/sum-380424/overview/

    https://www.summitracing.com/parts/sum-381213/overview/
    Last edited by mike223; 02-11-2019 at 09:20 PM. Reason: Further details

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Hodgkins View Post
    Here's another option:

    BTW all these grates tend to rust so a shot of clear is a good idea.

    I powder coated my grates silver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Driver_WT View Post
    I powder coated my grates silver.
    I plan to do the same.
    There are 10 types of people in this world;
    those who understand binary and those who don't.

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    If you decide to use the Nomex don't forget to order the mounting kit, a simple way to attach the Nomex to your radiator.
    JR
    MK4 complete kit #9059 ordered 1/19/17 delivered 3/23/17, 2015 IRS, Fortes/DART347,TKO 600, hyd clutch, P/S, 12.88 wilwood brakes front and rear, high back kirkey seats, heater/defrost and vintage gauges
    First start and go-cart 4/11/18

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    Quote Originally Posted by rich grsc View Post
    Your left, or my right?




    Well, YES !

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    I got an e-mail from Dave C. at FFR and he personally made a new set for me and they are on the way. Another example of FFR's great customer support.
    There are 10 types of people in this world;
    those who understand binary and those who don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rich grsc View Post
    Your left, or my right?
    It depends on the front end alignment.

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