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Robert Shaw
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#1 Post by Robert Shaw »

does anyone know who manufactures engine covers - stainless steel mesh

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Mike Wilson
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Looks like the frame is from a stock grill. The mesh is probably available from McMaster Carr and others.

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I think you’d be on your own to get one fabricated.
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I think that small a mesh screen would seriously effect the air passage. I was researching McMaster for something similiar to use for a front mounted oil cooler and they give the % air flow for most of their screens. Its amazing how restrictive even a 1/4 inch mesh can be.

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Jim Hohensee wrote: Thu Mar 09, 2023 5:22 pm I think that small a mesh screen would seriously effect the air passage. I was researching McMaster for something similiar to use for a front mounted oil cooler and they give the % air flow for most of their screens. Its amazing how restrictive even a 1/4 inch mesh can be.
Actually, the temperature in this SoCal car hasn’t seen any significant variation from the stock oil temp.
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#6 Post by Steve Casper »

jim nelson wrote: Sun Mar 19, 2023 12:29 pm
Jim Hohensee wrote: Thu Mar 09, 2023 5:22 pm I think that small a mesh screen would seriously effect the air passage. I was researching McMaster for something similiar to use for a front mounted oil cooler and they give the % air flow for most of their screens. Its amazing how restrictive even a 1/4 inch mesh can be.
Actually, the temperature in this SoCal car hasn’t seen any significant variation from the stock oil temp.

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I would think the louvers would make up for any difference in the screen's airflow. Very nice look!

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#7 Post by Neil Bardsley »

Can someone explain why the lovers don't point up? Surely they would catch more air?

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neilbardsley wrote: Wed Apr 19, 2023 5:35 am Can someone explain why the lovers don't point up? Surely they would catch more air?
And rain water.

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#9 Post by John Clarke »

Duh 🤔
 

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#10 Post by Neil Bardsley »

Well I thought that as I typed!

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