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Old 06-11-2005, 01:23 PM
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Hey fellas,

A recent post got me thinking that I might like to replace my clutch fan with an electric fan on my small block (around 400 h.p.) 69 Camaro. Way back when my cousin who owned a radiator shop hooked me up with a four row radiator core. A lot of the electric fan sites say not to use electric fans for primary cooling with four row radiator cores. Any input or experiences? Thanks in advance.

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Old 06-11-2005, 03:57 PM
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Doc here,

Do you have overheating issues now? If not leave it be...

you really have little to gain..Your Clutch fan is much more efficient.

To install your Electric fan, you'll need two relays, an Electrical Sender, upgraded (heavier wiring) New fuse link and an upgraded altenator..For current handling capabilities..

A lot of folks are under the misconception that electric fans are "A Free Cooling Source"...They aren't..for every 746 watts the fan draws, the engine HP goes down 1 horsepower..at the crank snout..

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Old 06-12-2005, 11:40 AM
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Thanks Doc,

After I posted my question I got an answer from Vintage Air about the "Ultimate Cooling Fan". $260 for the fan, $80 for the shroud, $40 for misc. stuff like relays and the the $240 or so for the 140 amp alternator needed for the dumb thing to work!!! I will definitely sacrifice the 10 horse power and keep my current setup.
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