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Are cool tins any good?

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on: February 24, 2013, 11:30:33 AM
The tins on my engine are looking a bit tatty and in need of a repsray, so to save me some hassle and perhaps to beef up the cooling I was thinking of getting some of these. They also look a bit diferent which I quite like. :) :) :)

http://www.limebug.net/product/view/1761/cylinder-head-cool-tins-sold-in-pairs

Anyone used them or got views on if they work or are a bad idea?

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Reply #1 on: February 24, 2013, 12:42:24 PM
Acording to those that I belive (Gene Berg and John Maher to name two) they're fine on the Type 3 engines that they originated on but not as good as the little standard tins on a Type 1. You can't really see them very well when they're fitted anyway. Has your rebuilt engine not come back with the pushrod tubes fitted/ valve gear set up etc. anyway?
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Reply #2 on: February 24, 2013, 01:13:19 PM
Acording to those that I belive (Gene Berg and John Maher to name two) they're fine on the Type 3 engines that they originated on but not as good as the little standard tins on a Type 1. You can't really see them very well when they're fitted anyway. Has your rebuilt engine not come back with the pushrod tubes fitted/ valve gear set up etc. anyway?
Am guessing then that you have to fit this stye of tin on build up then? In which case it'll be an avoid as it will come back to me fully built up with tubes and valve gear done.

Thanks for the steer David - hope all's well with you.

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Reply #3 on: February 24, 2013, 04:13:21 PM
Just make sure that the engine builder has fitted the deflector plates, they clip on under the cylinders, you can't fit them (or the alternative 'cool-tins') once the pushrod tubes etc. are in place.
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Reply #4 on: February 24, 2013, 05:18:34 PM
Just make sure that the engine builder has fitted the deflector plates, they clip on under the cylinders, you can't fit them (or the alternative 'cool-tins') once the pushrod tubes etc. are in place.
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Reply #5 on: February 24, 2013, 07:39:47 PM
they are very similar I think to type 4 under tins if I remember...Farmer rob may know better...but I do think they are superior to the old T1 flat plate design
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Reply #6 on: February 25, 2013, 05:46:24 PM
You would be better buying some cool sun glasses. The type that no one recognises you when you are wearing them.   That way no Ginge embarrassment  ;D

I looked into these some time ago and so many different views about them.  I did look at some that were not fitted and the quality was very poor (Cool air supplied ones).  So decided not to bother and went down the colour coded push rod protectors... though I dont remember seeing them in Ginge....


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Reply #7 on: February 25, 2013, 08:49:49 PM
I looked into these some time ago and so many different views about them.  I did look at some that were not fitted and the quality was very poor (Cool air supplied ones).  So decided not to bother and went down the colour coded push rod protectors... though I dont remember seeing them in Ginge....
My pushrod tubes are very ginge so don't want to cover those up at all........................autumn sunset and proud of it!!!!!!!!!  ;D ;D ;D

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Reply #8 on: February 26, 2013, 09:33:33 PM
 :) ;D :) ;-)up