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Old 05-08-2011, 06:13 PM
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36 Ford Power Steering

36 Ford Sedan
SBC with short water pump
Original Mustang II Front Suspension

I would like to install power steering.

Do I need to use an Electric Pusher Fan ?

Has anyone found some way to use the steel fan ?

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You will need some pulleys with the proper number of belt grooves or go serpentine belt..no way do i see the power steering pump interfering with the fan..

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This is going to depend on the set back you gave the engine. I would have a heck of a time using a standard fan on mine, it's too close to the radiator. Your power steering pump will be ok. I used a puller fan, 17 inch IIRC.
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The power steering snout will interfere with a water pump mounted fan inless it is spaced out, which puts it into the radiator. UNLESS you moved the motor as far back as possible into a 2 1/2 inch recessed fire wall. The best solution has been offered by Deuce, which is using a special water pump that raises the shaft enough to get the fan above the PS pump shaft. This also gets the fan closer to the center of the radiator which will help some what in the overall cooling. I presently am running a flex fan on my 36 coupe with the firewall only recessed enough for the HEI distributor. I reduced the pitch on the fan blades enough to clear the PS pump. Some day, I will use the modified water pump and be able to go with more pitch on the fan. On my 36 PU, I installed a Bitichin Firewall and moved the engine back 2 1/2" and used a Vintage Air front runner system. Still did not have enough room for a fan so installed a 2700 CFM puller fan.

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Thanks guys.

I really don't think I could use a Puller fan without a problem.

I didn't build this car so I didn't have any control over where the engine was placed.

Maybe I should ask What Kind of power steering pump you guys are using. I have an older unit that mounts low on the drivers side. Original equipment, I guess. The alternator is right above it.

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I am using an older GM mounted low, left, below the alternator on the coupe. Am using a later model GM pump only mounted on the Front Runner system with a remote tank on the PU. Can you send a couple of Pics of the left front of the motor and radiator and a rear shot that shows the firewall, distributor and right valve cover?

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I'm sorry I didn't get back to you right away but, things got a little hectic around here.
I'll try to post some pictures later today.

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These are the pictures that I came up with. They mostly show the clearances that I have.

The radiator can't be moved forward because it is within 1/8" of hitting the grille now.

As it is , It looks like the fan blade will hit the fan belt when installed.

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Well, that didn't work. Lets see if I can find them and try again !!


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