My, " toy" road car has a Chevy V-8 front mounted but well back from the front axle line. Side radiators are fitted each side of the engine fed from a plenum chamber in the nose.
The inside edge of each rad. is at the front of the block and they slope back at 20 degrees to the car's outside edge so the air is discharged out thru the same gap as the exhausts. They are VW Golf rads.
So the exhaust pipes run close to the back of the rads ,about 100-120mm away for the front exhaust on each side. A bit like the 1970's F1 cars with side rads e.g Lotus 72/March 911 etc.
The cooling has always been marginal but I have largely fixed it with thicker diesel VW rads and better plenum chamber sealing. Now I have reduced the nose entry size for less drag etc and I am wondering if putting a heat shield around the exhausts is worth the weight to stop pipe radiant heat soaking into the back of the rads?
It is road car with a pull thru fan on part of each radiator matrix.
Grateful for any thoughts/knowledge/suggestions.
Edited by mariner, 28 November 2017 - 12:25.