Thanks. I agree on the south of the pinch weld wasted effort thing,...it really wasn't the reason for my redo. The cowl, aprons, and radiator saddle were the reason there's filler back on top of the paint. After blocking it yesterday,..I did manage to level it close enough to get the final result I think I'm gonna like. What the hell,...it's only another 80.00 for one of those paint kits. All I know is after having to deal w/ the red cars' wavy assed passenger side at shows by "creatively parking it",...I woulda hated the way that bay looked even w/ that future Competition Orange painted 6 banger sitting loud and proud smack dab in the middle of it.I'm really digging your unique approach with the radiators. That is different for sure. I wouldn't expect anything less from you. I think you're definitely going to need some kind of side scoop to make that setup effective. With your fabrication skills, I don't see why you couldn't make a scoop that flows with the lines of the car. So, basically a square scoop will do just fine
I figured you would be refining that engine bay a little. I sometimes think satin black shows imperfections worse than gloss. The satin looks great though. You'll be happy with it once you smooth it to your liking. I wouldn't bother with much blocking below the pinch weld. None of that will be seen one the engine is in. I 'wasted' a good bit of time back there on my car and realized how little my efforts will be noticed.
As for forcing the air in the radiators,..I don't know how effective some small scoop will be down that low at forcing air into the tube anyway,...(never set up a wind tunnel test 2-3" off the side of the car to see how air will flow past that brick).
I do know that those are Spal fans,..and once that box is sealed,...I expect a fair amount of air flow through the radiators simply because they're on.
I don't know how to activate them just yet. On one hand, I'm thinking I want to boost activate them,..but on the other,..I think I'd prefer them to run constant and keep the water as cool as it's gonna get. I'm hoping I can get the whole loop to be somewhere near ambient,...(thinking I'm probably gonna mount a water temp gauge sender in the side of the alum 3 gal reservoir to see where it ends up).
It took 40 chapters,...but now I think it'll start to get interesting.I would like to submit this thread to a publisher. It has New York Times Bestseller qualities.