OK…need to replace my alternator cooling fan (Jag part # C.22249) on my '65 XKE 4.2L OTS.
Problem is, none of the replacement parts I could find have a metal shroud attached to it, like my original one did (see photos, below).
My alternator came loose while I was at speed…and the result was that the fan blade got nicked on all the blades, as the photo shows…and the metal shroud was ripped off.
As far as I can tell, this alternator is original to the car ( early March 1965 production run ). And it works fine…no need to replace it…just the fan. ( Big believer in not fixing what isn’t broken )
So my questions are:
- is this “shroud” just peculiar to the early '65 modifications made to the S1 ?
- did the fan shroud phase out on later S1 models ?
- can I just put on a new fan without the shroud ??
As to how the original shroud was attached to the fan blade, there are very small round nubs on the blade…which seem to have force-fit into the holes on the shroud. Given that the shroud is damaged ( I’m sure I could flatten it back into almost perfect shape again) not sure that the force-fit would hold, etc.)
Appreciate your thoughts / experience / recommendations here please !
'65 XKE 4.2L OTS