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Old 08-08-2011, 01:54 PM
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Decided to try the electric fan route..what would work for my setup..any ideas??

Hey All,

After reading several post regarding yah or nah on the electric fan set-up.. I've decided to try the electric route. I have no idea of what fan setup I should use or type. In my current cooling situation I have a big block radiator, clutch fan and shroud.. along with A/C... which previously when I ran the A/C...it would run the engine hot. I've built a new 350 and now looking to maximize my cooling. We all know these texas streets are 100 degrees and I do a lot of city street driving in the Dallas area. So at times.. I may be sitting in traffic or long lights what that engine at a stand still. I've heard that big radiators or not good..but that's what I have at the moment. I've also read about using electric fans from a ford taurus and some foreign vehicles. I just need to make sure I have enough fan for my 85 chevy truck. What should I do.. or what setup should I be looking for going the used electric fan route. I'm new at this.. so any help will be valuable.

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Get an aluminum radiator.
You might be able to get a radiator and electric fan from a late model Chevrolet truck.
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Well !!!! When it come's to cooling my motor's,, I don't go the used route..

Now... when I do put a elec fan on my cars... I set it up where the fan is on when the key is on through a relay switch..... And as for the fan,,,
I look for the biggest with the most cfm's...
I have ''never'' had a problem yet with a elec fan...

Now !!! there is some here that think they suck... But that's them..When set up right, You won't have a problem...


Remember some like coke, and some like tea...LOL

Everyone will see things different...
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Electric fan should be fine check Spal site to determine size needed. The biggest thing is to have a fan shroud that will allow the fan to pull air through the entire rad. mounting a fan or pair of fans directly to the rad. only cools the area it's mounted to.
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