142 Work Progresses

The fan swap
The fan installed
Our new Corbeau seat

We’ve removed the stock fan viscous clutch and fan, taking 4.5 pounds of rotating weight off of the engine. The fan was replaced with a 12 inch electric fan that we mounted slightly offset on the engine side of the radiator (so it would clear the water pump). The fan is controlled by a thermostatic switch that has a sensor clipped to the radiator.

Meanwhile, we’ve installed a Corbeau Classic II seat in the 142. It looks very “vintage” and helps the driver concentrate on driving, rather than holding on. The seat is mounted to Corbeau sliders, which were welded to the stock seat bracket.

We’ve also found a Volvo R-Sport Rally gauge cluster for our 142, which replaces the strip speedometer and cluster with five dial gauges. We’re cleaning that up before it gets installed.

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1/16/10 9:50 a.m.

Great start ! , what brand of fan is it ? & what is the steering wheel brand ?

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