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    1st Gen Baffle Assy

    Okay I cannot resist, I am baffled...

    What is a Baffle Assy for a radiator?

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    I see the item listed in the parts book but can not place what part that it would be ? …

    Do you think it is what we call the belly pan?
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    maybe the two wings that come with the belly pan??

    From the interwebs "what is a radiator baffle":

    The radiators on these cars have two baffles on each side of the radiator, which guide air into the radiator and in fact create a higher-pressure area that helps force air through it. The front end of an LX car is actually sealed from incoming outside air.

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    1st Gen Baffle Assy

    Nice research & thought thank-you for the reply

    I do find the two side parts listed as shields:

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    Quote Originally Posted by gfleduc View Post
    Okay I cannot resist, I am baffled...

    What is a Baffle Assy for a radiator?

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    I see the item listed in the parts book but can not place what part that it would be ?

    Do you think it is what we call the belly pan?
    I'd say it must be the "belly pan". It makes sense that this would be technically called a "Radiator Baffle" because it is acting as a baffle to direct air to the radiator.

    "Baffle. noun. A device used to restrain the flow of a fluid, gas, or loose material or to prevent the spreading of sound or light in a particular direction."

    Especially considering that 2nd gen has a different part number. Also consider the cost of the belly pan compared to the cost of the shields listed above. It makes sense that the belly pan (baffle) would cost 5-6 times as much as one of the side splash shields.



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    1st Gen Baffle Assy

    Nice logic there
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    Based on the picture above looks like I have a DS 1st Gen splash guard, and a splash guard from something else. 67 or 68? My 69 108 had plastic guards.


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    The 1st gen only had the metal "engine splash shields". For the 2nd gen (as the parts book references them: 1968) there were the metal AND the plastic "engine splash shield extentions".

    In all years, the belly pan is labeled as the "air deflector".

    The only thing I'm thinking the baffle could be (as it's not listed anywhere else in the components, and due to the inexpense of the part shown in your photo) is the separate metal piece the joins the radiator support to the rear connection of the air deflector.
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