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Old 01-21-2012, 05:37 AM
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electric fans??

Hello Hot Rodders...I'm young in this realm of mechanics. 30 yrs of age and I've spent the last year building a 1967 c10. I grew up in a garage watching my old man...i learned a lot like.."shut up and watch" and the torque specs of "don't touch anything"...oh..my favorite answer "it works because i said so".
Needless to say, I'll need some advice.

Soo..I'm about to drop a 327 w a 298 flat tapped hydro cam, March serpentine pulley's, HEI super coil, Victor JR wp, Holley 650 and Im considering an electric fan.
good idea or not?

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I use electric fans in all my hotrods,its up to you.
Best choice is big rad,big clutch fan,n a shroud,its cheaper too.
Electric fans look cool n they cool OK,I use them
But IMO belt driven clutch fans are cheaper n do a better job+ they can be bought in junkyards.
You missed "Do what I said do!" thats not what I said do!"
"I dont need any input from you,Ive been doin this for 40 years"
"Clean up the garage!"
I hook up my electric fans to run all the time,as soon as I turn the key on,they come on,but I live in the South n its hot down here.
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I have had a set of twin 10" electric fans on my 79 C-10 (454) since the very early 90's
From JC whitney too.

They are wired thru relays and a thermostat to the battery and will stay running after the truck is shut off.

Both of my Elkys (59 and 66) have twin electric fans wired thru the relays and turned on by either engine temp or the AC.
The fan relays are powered by the ignition switch so they do not come on or stay on with the engine off/key off
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Try the junkyard, $25 for a dual from an LT1 camaro. Work's great for me.
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Factory shroud, 7 blade fan and heavy duty clutch. You can fab on electrics if you have to have them but the old mechanical setup is by far the best first choice.
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