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1949 Chevy Truck - Recommend electric cooling fan?

I have a 1949 Chevy truck project. 350 engine with a new aluminum radiator. I don't have the clearance for a mechanical fan, even a flex fan and I will need to go with an electric fan or likely dual fans.

Any recommendations for an electric fan and shroud?

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#1 18" T-brid fan from the mid 90's V-8 engines, also on some Lincolns

#2 17" T-bird fan, only used on the supercharged models in the 90's

#3 16" Taurus fan from the mid 90's on 3.8L engines, also used on 3.8 Lincolns
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i'd sure get the biggest one that will fit.. look at the local parts stores.. i got one from NAPA a few yrs ago for my bucket.. it was like have a tornado attached to the rad..
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Thanks. Have you found the dual fans to be better or should I just get the biggest CFM rating I can? What about the ones in Summit or Jegs magazines? Are they good or would I be better off going to NAPA?
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lets just say... napa has a warranty and so do jeggs/sumitt. who is easier to return to.. but i will add that when i got mine i was at the ocean city md cruise and my fan with out.. i had little choice.. but again the fan was great.. how bout pep boys too.. or any local parts store for that matter.. i had mine on a on/off sw so i ran it all the time..
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I will give that a try. Can you order them buy dimensions and CFM rating at NAPA or do I need to reference a certain vehicle?
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just measure the core of the rad.. the fin'd area. and start looking.. the parts store will have size/cfm, but the sumitt/jeggs will have by veh also.. for me i'd just be looking for the largest in size and cfm and if u have a clearance problem that too.. they are reversible by changing the power line from one to the other. u really want a puller install..
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