@Michael McKelvey posted:
@Jack Crosby, thanks for getting back to me. When I first read your post I thought you said there is a Raby setup that DID look like stock VW. Then I realized you were talking about the DTM system.
I have gone ahead and ordered a 36hp style shroud with the heat outlets. I have ordered it through Awesome Powdercoating and they will modify it to accept the thermostat flappers and powder coat it.
It will be interesting to see if I can notice any cooling difference between it and the stock shroud I have been using. I am slightly concerned that their heat outlet system seems to block air to the cylinders a bit. I suspect it also won't move as much air through the heating system. As I noted in another, topic, I plan to add tiny fans for the defrosters.
With my stock shroud, my oil temps stayed around 180 degrees.
I would love to attend the Smokies gathering but we are still being very cautious about Covid, partly because my 94-year-old mother-in-law lives with us. The last time I attended I got left behind by the more aggressive drivers and there was no GPS to guide me back to the hotel. I have thought maybe there should be 2 groups of drivers - the really fast drivers and the slightly more moderate drivers.
I did the trip again last year and I found everybody got to drive the pace they were comfortable with and the pit stops were paced so that everyone ended up together before we set off again. This is a to do event for me as I take little time off and the only thing that interferes with this is for me is the threat of a hurricane.
The key element to this not being lost in the woods is that the route has been verified by our local man on the scene, Carlos.