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Old 07-17-2011, 09:54 AM
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I have a 1963 ford falcon. Ive been having some cooling issues due to a cracked intake manifold it seems but in the mean time I was collecting parts to build a low budget street rod but due to money and time ive decided to just finish my falcon the way it should be done. Anyway I have a 16inch cooling electric fan and i was wondering how would i wire this to work like a mechanical one works once i remove the mechanical fan? Also i have a fan on the outside of the engine compartment to help keep the radiator cool it is a pusher i beleive on a switch. Would putting the 16 inch fan center mess up the other fan?

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Old 07-17-2011, 01:47 PM
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One of the benefits of an electric fan is it can be controlled so it only runs when the coolant temperature reaches a certain point above the temperature of the thermostat rating. For example: if the rating of the thermostat is 180* then set the electric fan to come on at 190*.
Summit Racing sells a nice kit made by Hayden (HDA 3651) is an example but many variations are available depending on your application.
If you have the room a puller fan works best but a proper shroud is needed to get good air flow across the radiator.
My guess is using a puller and pusher on the same radiator would be tricky and likely have no benefit over a single fan.

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Dakota digital makes a very nice and easy to install controller, it allows two fans that can be programed to come on at diff temps....... installed one on mine and it works great...... little pricey tho' worth every penny to me tho'
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