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Shovel under hood
12/02/18 at 15:33:31
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Howdy,
I like the way the M38A1 shovel is mounted under the hood and have looked for ways do do something similar to my 3A. I have a stock L134 with the early top mounted radiator support rod. The shovel I have is 37" total length with a D handle but it is not a military shovel.

The best position I can find is between the air cleaner crossover tube and the thermostat housing. However, this means modifying the radiator rod and the breather hose on the crossover tube. Even with mounting it under the hood, when closed, the clearances will be very tight

Has this been done before? Is there a particular shovel that fits better? I'd like to not use a small compact shovel if possible.
  

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Re: Shovel under hood
Reply #1 - 12/05/18 at 18:08:47
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Looks like the trick was to have the right shaped shovel, see photo for a side by side comparison. The neck of the head needs to be flatter so the back of the shaft can mount closer to the hood. This gives much more clearance from the engine components. I won't have to modify the breather hose and the radiator support rod will only need a minor tweak. I'll use M38A1 style hood mounts to secure the shovel.
  

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Re: Shovel under hood
Reply #2 - 12/05/18 at 20:33:00
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Easy fix...ya gotta like that!  Please show the finished project when you get it done.  I've not seen a shovel under the hood before.
  

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