Rain shields: Which way round to they mount?

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#1 Rain shields: Which way round to they mount?

Post by jagwit » Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:45 pm

Do they mount with the bulk of the shield towards the centre of the V, or towards the outside of the car?

What is their main purpose?
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#2 Re: Rain shields: Which way round to they mount?

Post by Whitact » Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:16 pm

The bulk of the width is toward the centre. The mountings changed on the later cars and I think some replacements are drilled for either type. However, the JW restoration book shows the engine (rebuilt by Jaguar!) with them the other way round. But I think they would foul the bonnet in that configuration.
I believe they were just to deflect any water that came in through the louvres but I imagine they don't make a lot of difference. The FI conversions seem to run well without the shields.
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#3 Re: Rain shields: Which way round to they mount?

Post by jagwit » Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:26 pm

Whitact wrote:But I think they would foul the bonnet in that configuration.
They do.

Seems to me they are a feeble attempt to keep water away from the plugs in the V.
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