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Old 05-30-2006, 01:36 PM
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I have a 1980 Trans Am Turbo which I purchased to restore. In looking at the fan blade, I noticed that one of the blades has a larger curve (one the end) than the other six. I thought it got bent somehow and went to a local auto wrecker and they had one that was the same. Do you know if that is the way it is supposed to be or were their's and mine both bent.

Thank you so much for any assistance you can provide.

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If my memory serves me right they {7blades} are all a little different in size & spacing.

I have noticed for some reason there is one spot where you can get to the H2O pump fan clutch bolts easer because its a little wider in the spacing might have something to do with balance or air flow .

I hope this helps you out.


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Thank's so much for the info.............lloyd
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Factory fans are often made with different blade shapes, lengths, spacing, etc to make them quieter. Take a look at pictures of replacement fans on websites that offer them as replacement parts. They look completely wierd
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Curtis, thank you for the reply to my question.............lloyd
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The only reason the fan blades look different is because of the angle that the air comes through the radiator, once the air hits the blades it spreads and equalizes the airflow over the engine, to not only cool it from the inside, but from the outside as well!
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