Did a bit more on the project car over the bank holiday.
For some time now I've been thinking the best way to get air into the engine is through the little grill in the front of the bonnet, so, with this in mind, I purchased a lower rad (and a "pusher" fan) to try.
The AC rad was literally falling to bits and the water rad was not much better!
I haven't put any ducting in place, preferring to see how it runs 'as is' and have been very pleasantly surprised by the complete lack of any temperature drama's, if anything, it's running a little cooler since fitting the new rad - the new one is an all alloy unit, and thicker than the Alfa part (though approx 100mm lower).
The fan works perfectly with the stock Alfa fan supply, switching in and out in the normal way.
All in all, quite pleased.
Last edited by 5imon; 09-05-18 at 20:40.