Got the 3.5" V-Band clamp and flange(s).
And my prediction was correct!
It fits like a friggin glove!
However, this is the only pic I have^ as of yet.
See, once the 3.5" V-Band came, my gears started to turn again.
Remember the 1/2" "lip" on the 75mm T/B?
You know, the one that everyone had trouble with?
Well, since the 3.5" V-Band arrived, I've decided to DELETE
the lip completely!
The outer edge of the T/B will now be the retaining V-Band flange.
I've got it set-up and, nearly completed but,
it's a PITA without a resurfacing machine.
I initially hack-sawed the lip off and, have since been grinding the T/B
on the side of my bench grinder's wheel to remove the left-over lip.
It's coming along quite well and, I can already see that this will be SCHWEET!
On another note:
I recently purchased parts of the cooling system I'll be running.
It's basically the GLHS water pump with an aftermarket(Mishimoto) Neon SRT-4 radiator and,
dual 12" cooling fans.
The issue I had there was how to set-up the radiator cap.
Because as anyone who's familiar with the Neon knows, there isn't one on their radiator.
Neons use a specially designed thermostat housing that incorporates the cap as well as the upper hose flange.
I had to figure a way to use this radiator because as anyone who's familiar with the "L" bodies knows,
that long, lower hose is a bit of a.........well, you know.
Check out the positioning of the in/out flanges on the radiator^...
Pretty AWESOME for the "L" body, no?
So, all I'll need are two pretty short hoses and some way to incorporate a radiator cap.
Not a problem.
I found this little gem at Summit Performance:
I may build some kind of bracket for it or, just use it inline in the upper hose.
The thought of some type of custom support bracket that attaches via
the stat housing hardware has been floating in my head.
Or maybe making the TU stat housing I already have and, the above part, ONE PIECE!
Either remove the end of the stat housing or remove one of the inlet flanges from the Summit piece and,
have them TIG welded together.
I guess we'll see when I actually get to that part of the build.
Thanks for checking out the GLHS's progress and, stay tuned!
Have a great night!