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Old 04-20-2011, 02:36 PM
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Electric Fan Setup

Hey guys. I am going to install an electric fan setup in my cutlass. From the research I have done most people like to go with fans from mid 90s ford taurus. Its a dual speed fan... I am going to use a temperature switch from a bmw that will trigger at 180 the low speed and 195 for the high speed. This will then go to a dual relay setup from a volvo. The heat exchanging area of my radiator is 16 1/2 height by 26 1/2 width...... my dad says its a modine for a monte carlo... Can anyone suggest a fan and shroud setup i can get and maybe what make/model/year car i should look at. Thanks

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Since I`ve delt with the 80`s line of cutlass I can tell you what we use.
We`d find a fan out of a 86 buick park avanue. It`s a bolt in fit. On top of your rad there are 2 bolt holds in the upper rad cradle, the fans holes line up perfectly with them. Use 2 pieces of cut vacuum hose as your cusion between the two then snug`em up. Just put 1 bolt in the bottom rad cradle to hold it in place then add a summit electric fan kit. Quick, easy and won`t cost you over a 100 bucks total. It`s kept our rides cool in the summer heat and down here it gets in the high 90`s with high humidity.
Know you have another set up on hand, however, just thought I`d give you the tip.
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Thanks DV. All input is appreciated
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I put the taurus/volvo combo in my 55 Belair with a 283 and I used shroud from the Taurus. Put some "bulb seal" on the outer edge of the shroud so it would not rubb the rad and i could get a good tight seal. fit like they were made for each other. I run my fan on low for the thermostat and will run it on high eventually for an air conditioner system-Bill
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can anyone help point me into the right direction for the fan and shroud setup? I already know how I want to do the electrical portion. From what I have read online it seems like mid 90-95 3.8 v6 taurus all had this fan setup....and how critical is it that the shroud covers the entire radiator?... I have a feeling that the fan and shroud setup I want is going to be a little more narrow than the area of my radiator.
Thanks in advance!

Hopefully tomorrow if the weather holds out I will be able to make a trip up to the u-pull in buffalo....It seems to have been raining non stop since the last snow storm here lol. Opening spring swap meet at my local track has been canceled the past two week and next week isn't looking any better

Seems to be a good write up.....http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/print...hreadid=120931

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I`m not sure how it would fit, but I wanted to say more on how my friends is run. His is centered right in the middle of the rad, no shroud or the like. Last night while parked with it running, the fan kicked on, we were standing
right beside the passengers side door and we both could feel the blast of air coming from under the car making our leg hair dance. It`s really surprising how much air a electric fan can move. I never thought his was that strong, all I knew was I used one on my cutlass for a long time before swapping to a serpentine belt system. When I did that, I ordered the pieces from Summit and went back to a clutch fan. The elec fan he`s running rides about 1/4 inch from the rad so it`s not likely cooling it as well as it could, but we never bothered to go back and build a shroud but we just may since the big trans cooler and soon to be added a/c condenser is going back on.
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