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radiator shroud
« on: December 24, 2014, 07:49:21 PM »
 Hi my name is Tim and I bought a radiator shroud on e-bay for my Pinto. It does not fit can anybody tell me what # D5FZ8146C is for. I talked to Dick and he said he has had 16 Pintos and none of them had a shroud.  Don't have a parts book so I am pretty much lost. Thanks Tim.

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Re: radiator shroud
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2014, 01:40:49 AM »
 It looks like its for a 1980 pinto what year is yours? I had Pintos with and without pretty sure they are supposed to be with but probably one of the first things to go in some peoples hands.

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Re: radiator shroud
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2014, 11:51:13 AM »
On all of my Pintos, there was only a square piece of plastic hanging over the top of the radiator to keep your fingers out of the fan. No shroud at all.  Maybe on a FACTORY ac car but not a dealer ac car.
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Re: radiator shroud
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2014, 11:56:01 AM »
According to my part number service guide, that number IS for a '75 four cylinder car.  Might your radiator have been changed in the past?  There are two shrouds for the V6:  8146A, for the standard V6;  8146B, for the air conditioned V6. The listing title is "Cap, Radiator Shroud, Fan", but my guide doesn't show an actual shroud. It shows only the little finger guard.

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Re: radiator shroud
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2014, 03:56:56 PM »
My grandfather's 76 Wagon with factory air and 2.3L auto had one on it.  My 76 runabout without factory air 2.3L auto did not have one.  I plan on installing A/C in my hatchback so I kept it to use along with the fan (it's a little different too).  I think what Dick said though - my grandpop I highly doubt messed with it so I'm assuming it was factory installed on factory A/C cars. 

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Re: radiator shroud
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2014, 07:24:57 PM »
My '73 wagon, non A/C, 2.0, Auto had a two blade fan and a black (fiber impregnated) plastic shroud.  Interesting because the car was assembled in San Jose and until I brought it south it resided in the Bay area (not known for its heat).

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Re: radiator shroud
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2014, 07:35:45 PM »
All A/C pintos have fan shrouds , but seen a few early ones that did , when I installed add on or dealer installed air the only extra was a larger fan to help cool thing down from the extra heat, that one you have had a five blade steel flex fan,
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Re: radiator shroud
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2014, 06:07:49 PM »
Pinto_one is correct, my factory A/C grandfather's car had a 5 blade steel flex fan, and the non A/C hatchback has a 4 blade fan with no shroud.

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Re: radiator shroud
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2015, 08:31:43 AM »
No shroud on any of the pintos i've ever had. They were all 2.3 non AC cars tho.
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Re: radiator shroud
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2015, 08:35:43 AM »
MY 73 RUNABOUT HAS A FAN SHROUD.BUT ITLL BE RUN WITHOUT IT DUE TO BREAKING IN TWO