dog house shroud on a 1500sp

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dog house shroud on a 1500sp

Post by John Alves » Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:24 pm

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I have 1500 sp motor that is leaking at the oil cooler, I have a spare dog house shroud with the back plate and was thinking of doing a conversion,
Just need the oil cooler offset thingy, Is this a good idea or should I leave it as it is?

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Re: dog house shroud on a 1500sp

Post by Tony Z » Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:50 pm

its a good idea

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Re: dog house shroud on a 1500sp

Post by John Alves » Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:32 pm

Is the fan size the same for a 1500 and a 1600?
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Re: dog house shroud on a 1500sp

Post by Edmond » Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:58 pm

Don't forget the conversion oil cooler seals the ones that are 8mm on one side and 10mm on the other. The 1600 TP has a wider fan than the 1500 SP but the diameter is the same

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Re: dog house shroud on a 1500sp

Post by fig » Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:45 am

It's a good idea. You will need more than just the doghouse shroud and oil cooler and cooler base. You'll also need the 2 tins that make up the ducting for the warmed air to leave the engine compartment, and also the front (FIF) valence with the slot for the duct to pass through (or you could cut the slot in your existing front (FIF) tin. If you want to get really pedantic, you will also need the "Hoover bit" (google it) that seals the gap between the base of the oil cooler and the shroud.

Twinport engines also use a 35mm deep fan, as opposed to the 33mm fan in single port engines. It's worth buying a new 35mm.
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Re: dog house shroud on a 1500sp

Post by John Alves » Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:10 pm

I thought I had all the bits, but unfortunately don't have all the tins, so will be a later project
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Re: dog house shroud on a 1500sp

Post by Tony Z » Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:23 pm

Shelleys will have. they shouldnt cost too much

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Re: dog house shroud on a 1500sp

Post by John Alves » Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:56 pm

Didn't realise Shelleys was still around, will go and have a look
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Re: dog house shroud on a 1500sp

Post by Tony Z » Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:15 pm

If you dont know they moved about 5 years ago, look them up to get their new address.

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