I have got my 350 installed in my 53' 5 window chevy P/U and was wondering what kind of electric fan would work / fit the best and where is the best place to find one and a thermocouple? I could fit a regular fan on or a flex fan but I don't know where I would get a shroud since V-8's never came stock in these early trucka. Thanks for any advice in advance. Zach
They have kits and individual fans..kits are
pricey..site also gives you the amount of air fans move and area needed to mount fans..
From other sites I have found that FLEX-a-lite
electric kits were very popular w/very little
complaints..but pricey for kits..
Also, check <a href="http://www.hotrodair.com." target="_blank">www.hotrodair.com.</a>
I don't know anything about the quality of their products, but they have a lot of cooling stuff.
Zach - "Puller" electric fans, on the inboard engine side of the radiator are much more efficient than "pusher" front mounts. Electric fans come in all sizes and configurations. Some are real low profile and require only about 3-1/2" installation space and still supply adequate air flow. I don't know if you plan on running your electric as a backup to your conventional engine driven fan. If so, you might not have the room for a puller. Painless makes a good reasonably priced thermostatically controlled relay kit to cycle your new electric fan. Just screw the thermostatically controlled ground switch slug into one of the water jacket ports on your manifold and run the single lead to wherever you chose to mount the relay. The directions from there, are really pretty simple. Most hot rod fans come with their own shrouds and thru radiator ties to mount them up with. Core support brackets for mounting sometimes need to be custom built for that perfect fit custom look.
The Wheel Shoppe carries a nice hot rod fan kit that's as windy as any of them. Roger is really a great guy and real helpful. He might be out of the way a bit but you still might want to check with him before you buy one. last time I checked, he had big, low profile puller fan kits for as low as $130.
<a href="http://www.thewheelshoppe.com/" target="_blank">http://www.thewheelshoppe.com/</a>
Check out the Flexalite Black Magic fan on Jegs. It moves 2800 cfm and is thermostaticaly controled. A little pricey at 187.00 but this is what I'm going to use. It gets hot here in Vegas and I don't want to cook my engine. ...GlennK :)
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