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subman17 10-22-2004 10:43 AM

Electric Cooling Fan Mounting
Hello all, Don't know if this is the right place for this, but here it goes.

I have a 1969 Chevy C-10 pickup with a SB350. I added a Weiand 144 supercharger a couple of months ago, and it wasn't staying cool in traffic with the mechanical fan and my 4 core radiator. Well, I switched to an electric fan and it fixed the cooling issues, and has been fine for about a month. Yesterday I am driving to the local car show, and I can smell coolant, so I stop and my radiator is leaking right in the middle of the core where one of those stupid plastic fan mounting things goes through the radiator. So, a new radiator is coming today, and I don't want the same problem again, so am I better off mounting my fan on custom brackets? Should I also move my trans cooler off to the radiator?(It uses the same plastic push through mounts) Has anyone else had this problem? Thanks!


tm454 10-22-2004 11:05 AM

I don't like pushing something through the radiator.
So I made a custom bracket to hold the fan and mounted it to the radiator shell mount itself and not on the radiator. I never heard of one leaking but I suspected one might and don't want to take that chance myself so thanks for confirming my suspicions!!!


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subman17 10-22-2004 12:15 PM

Yeah, I agree with you Tazz, I didnt like pushing those things through the radiator, but I figured "everyone is doing it right?" :mwink: Anyways, lesson learned, plastic push through mounts suck.


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