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HI guys i was wondering how to determine what cfm electric fan to get i will be running a 302 efi in a 1953 ford and was looking at the fans but not sure what to get. Thanks for any help.

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A real good fan setup that would be cheap and EZ to find is get the dual fan & shroud combo from a Ford Taurus probably $35- $40 at yor local Pik-N-Pull these will push around 3400 CFM,be sure and get all the wiring and relays with it.
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HI guys i was wondering how to determine what cfm electric fan to get i will be running a 302 efi in a 1953 ford and was looking at the fans but not sure what to get. Thanks for any help.
I'll agree with JeffB, your best bang-for-the-buck is the fan and shroud from a 90s V6 Taurus/Sable or a Lincoln Mark VIII, the shroud and blades are slightly different in the two applications but they both use the same bulletproof motor
Just be aware that it'll pull spikes around 90-100 amps on hard startup and pull around 40 amps on high speed, so good wiring and heavy duty relays are essential.
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I'll agree with JeffB, your best bang-for-the-buck is the fan and shroud from a 90s V6 Taurus/Sable or a Lincoln Mark VIII, the shroud and blades are slightly different in the two applications but they both use the same bulletproof motor
Just be aware that it'll pull spikes around 90-100 amps on hard startup and pull around 40 amps on high speed, so good wiring and heavy duty relays are essential.
The Taurus fan is a little smaller than the MK VIII and draws a little less current,I had a Mark VIII fan and had to sell it it would not fit physically in my '54 Ford.Same size area as your '53,also do not run the fans power source off the 53's ignition switch or you'll kiss it goodbye.
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The Taurus fan is a little smaller than the MK VIII and draws a little less current,I had a Mark VIII fan and had to sell it it would not fit physically in my '54 Ford.Same size area as your '53,also do not run the fans power source off the 53's ignition switch or you'll kiss it goodbye.
I have a duel fan setup out of a Taurus or a windstar van i got them from somebody i know but he couldnt remember which on they came out of but i took them because the price was right free but i am having the same problem they wont fit.
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