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Old 05-16-2020, 08:32 PM   #1271 (permalink)
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Possibly that filler cap is for fuel. Maybe, the radiator was against the grill at the back. Seems strange... did a fan blow air into the wake?

Also, in this photo there is an air scoop ahead of the rear wheel well, but no fuel door.

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Now I'm wondering about just forward of the inline block. Something rectangular and another filler.

For sure a dusty road would fill the engine compartment.
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Now I'm wondering about just forward of the inline block. Something rectangular and another filler.

For sure a dusty road would fill the engine compartment.
Lots of dust in the bay, but also a better weight distribution. If this is water cooled, there must be a cooling system wedged forward somehow. Interesting. More pics, from two different cars... more revealing:





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Old 05-16-2020, 11:24 PM   #1274 (permalink)
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Yup. In the first pic without the [heater?] one can see the lower radiator hose, and the bakelite plastic pressure cap housing.

The air intakes in front of the rear wheels obvs feed the radiator.
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Is that a rear grill for a rear mounted radiator, or was this air cooled?
That's originally water-cooled, but at least a few were repowered with air-cooled Volkswagen engines.
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I have already seen this very same Bolt at a gas station (which also has a fast-charger for EVs on its premises), but didn't stop to take a closer look, then only today I was finally able to take a few pictures of it.

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Gee, without all the stickers, I would never know.
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EV connection to that Dauphine.... that car was the basis of one of the earliest "modern" EV's made as brand new vehicles, in 1959:





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Triple or i-4?
IIRC every model of the Escort prior to the current Chinese one always had 4-cyl engines.

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