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Old 11-30-2010, 06:51 AM
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pushers are for a/c only. they do not work for cooling. put it on the pull side and reverse the wires. blade may or may not need changing .
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Yep, I agree also^^^
this is assuming the blades on the fan are capable of operating in reverse.. some are.. some aren't.

my big fan I run can run either way.. the small fan can't..
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There is only one way for sure to find out.. Hook the fan to a battery in find out.. Switch the wires in see what happens.. Then ''YOU'' will know if it will work or not..
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ah.. but see.. the fan will likely move air in reverse, even if it "can't" .. it will just do so at significantly reduced efficiency, and possibly much more noisy.

Do you have the instructions that came with the fan? or is the fan a used unit?
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I won't be able to check the wiring on the fan for a few more weeks, since the car is stored a different location then I am, but I will let you guys know how the final verdict came out. Thanks Again for all your insite and knowledge. Happy Holidays!
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I reversed the wires and polarity changed and now works perfect, but I do want to fabricate an aluminum shroud. Pls if anyone has some pictures of one they have done in the past would be appreciated. Thank you to all you guys for all your insite.
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I'm glad you got it working, in the end that's what it's all about.
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As far as a battle, as posted by new interiors, look back at the posts..... caps mean nothing except to place emphasis on your particular point of view, and that is exactly what it was your take on things. I agree pulling air through the radiator is the preferred method (never said different), however why did several manufacturers make pusher type fans?
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I reversed the wires and polarity changed and now works perfect, but I do want to fabricate an aluminum shroud. Pls if anyone has some pictures of one they have done in the past would be appreciated. Thank you to all you guys for all your insite.

Great to hear you have it.. If your going to build a shroud.. Make sure you leave about 3/4'' between the shroud and rad.. I hope you have it on the inside pulling air, A shroud won't work good on the outside.. I wish I would have took pictures of the one I made for my 41 willys.. Came out really nice.. Anyway.. Great news And good luck..

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however why did several manufacturers make pusher type fans?

I think shine gave a very good answer here..

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pushers are for a/c only. they do not work for cooling. put it on the pull side and reverse the wires. blade may or may not need changing .
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it is installed on the pull side of the radiator, and seems to be drawing a larger amount of air through the radiator, but i am sure a shroud would make it even more effficent.
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it is installed on the pull side of the radiator, and seems to be drawing a larger amount of air through the radiator, but i am sure a shroud would make it even more effficent.

Yes they do help..

I have done some without the shroud, And had no problem.. If the motor isn't to hot, And you don't have a big stall.. You can sometimes get by without one.. You will know for sure on a hot day.. Test it..I had about five cars that never had a shroud, And over 100* days here down south.. Never got hot.. But If you can make one I would..
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