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Old 08-28-2012, 10:27 AM
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I have no room to mount my 16" fan on the back side of my Walker Rad. If I reverse the blades will it work mounted in the front of the rad behind the grill shell. I am building a 34 Ford.
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You probably know a pusher isn't as effective as a puller...but we do what we gotta do. With most DC motors all you need to do is reverse the wires to make it run in the opposite direction, my SPAL fans are that way.
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Here is a solution that may work:Junkyard Upgrade - Dual Electric Fans - Ford Muscle Forums : Ford Muscle Cars Tech Forum It has worked for guys that have had an issue with a 289-302 Fords length in an early Ford swap.Your 16" fans motor probably lined up with the center hub of the water pump? notice in the pictures the hub lines up between the dual fans for more clearance
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Here is what I have done

You can see I have no room behind rad. So I mounted a 16" Maradyne fan in front. The blades on this unit are reversible so I turned them over to make a pusher and I also have the scoop under the grill shell. What do you think?



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Considering what you have to work with I'd guess you're stuck with a pusher. I would consider twin pushers with the radiator height you have, as there's a lot of core not getting cooled by the fan in your setup. But give it a try first, and see if it gets hot idling in traffic first.
I'd also use something narrower to mount the fan as your wide straps block some core surface from getting air also. Could you just come in from each side with a thinner material to mount it, and eliminate the part that's blocking air?
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Yeah my 34 Plymouth is te exact same way I have alittle more room I ended up having to out the fan (puller) on the inside. Cause I at first had my fan in the same location behind the grill. But it wasn't moving enough air and the car would eventually creep up on the temp gauge unless I was driving down the road. Plus I would not feeling any air moving on the motor side of the radiator cause the electric fan had Togo thru the tranny cooler and AC condenser, then the radiator.
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