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Author Topic: That little air deflector thingy on the head?  (Read 139 times)

George Baker

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That little air deflector thingy on the head?
« on: January 29, 2016, 01:25:10 pm »
Hi Guys,
     How critical do you think that little air deflector thing on the head is to engine cooling. I was thinking it would look better without it. I have previously removed the air/exhaust port system just to get a cleaner look. I wonder if any of you have done like wise?

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tooseevee

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Re: That little air deflector thingy on the head?
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2016, 08:05:50 pm »
Hi Guys,
     How critical do you think that little air deflector thing on the head is to engine cooling. I was thinking it would look better without it. I have previously removed the air/exhaust port system just to get a cleaner look. I wonder if any of you have done like wise?
GB

             I would think it's there to scoop cooling air to the spark plug. They (the factory) must have had some valid reasons to put it there because it cost them production $$$ which would be avoided like the plague. The Federal Regs cost them a lot on the AVL (and I've done away with ALL of them  :))  ::) ) Mmuuuuah hahahahaha ;) Free at last. Great oogally moogally! Free at last  ;D
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Bill Harris

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Re: That little air deflector thingy on the head?
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2016, 08:29:36 pm »
I took that air deflector off over 30,000 miles ago.  You don't need it.

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Re: That little air deflector thingy on the head?
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2016, 05:53:08 pm »
Great Googly Moogly!

Yep, in the unsurpassable lyrics to Frank Zappa's "Nanook Rubs It In" off the Apostrophe album...

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Chuck D

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Re: That little air deflector thingy on the head?
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2016, 06:09:15 pm »
I took that air deflector off over 30,000 miles ago.  You don't need it.

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Kevin Mahoney

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Re: That little air deflector thingy on the head?
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2016, 10:10:17 am »
Take if off and never look back
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