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Old 08-17-2004, 08:56 PM
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Fan hit upper rad. hose!!

Hey guys... man I've really done it this time... my fan seemed to hit my radiator hose and blew a hole in it! This is the second time within 2 months... i think something is wrong with my fan. It's not loose, and neither is my water pump... very strange. I've never had a problem with it in the past but somehow it just started. Any help would be greatly appreciated
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Old 08-17-2004, 09:16 PM
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Engine mounts must be bad.

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Old 08-17-2004, 09:16 PM
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You have a loose or broken motor mount!.
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Old 08-17-2004, 10:31 PM
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I don't know about Fords, but on GMs if the trans crossmember rusts out this can happen too.
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Old 08-18-2004, 04:00 PM
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Well, i do appreciate the number of responses... but im throwing this last peice of information in order to perhaps change the verdict...
The fan only hits the hose when the motor is torqued... and it only does it some of the time. When it isnt being torqued its about 1/4 inch away from it.
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Old 08-18-2004, 04:20 PM
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Your question has been answered two times already. Go check the mounts.

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Old 08-18-2004, 04:43 PM
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Old 08-18-2004, 04:49 PM
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Your Right or both mounts are shot, And if you want to test the theory, open the hood, put the brake on, and stand on the foot brake put it in drive and gently accelerate the engine and watch it rise in the engine compartment...

Be glad it ain't the good 'Ol days where if that happened on your 55 56 57 Chev, it would rise , hit the firewall with the distributor, flex the cap just enough not to break it, but snap the tang off the rotor...KAPOW...walk.....AH The good Ol days...

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Or in the '60s when the chevys would rise up and pull the carb wide open! That was fun too, too bad they came up with the cable strap from the exhaust manifold to the control arm shaft. Took all the fun out of driving! LOL
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Old 08-18-2004, 05:35 PM
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Or in the '60s when the chevys would rise up and pull the carb wide open! That was fun too, too bad they came up with the cable strap from the exhaust manifold to the control arm shaft. Took all the fun out of driving! LOL

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Indeed! I remember that! Probably the only good defense in court for burning rubber through a traffic light!!

Didja Ever get out the ol' torch and WELD about a foot of chain to the Mount to the frame...just in case???? Yesteryear...when Rodding wasn't just a job...It was an Adventure... LOL

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My '88 T-bird broke the DS mount at just over 50,000 miles. I strapped it down with some 1/8"x1" steel. You might want to look into some type of strap or cable to back up your new mount if you need it.
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I once used 10 zipties to ziptie the motor to the frame to get it home. Kept it in the low rpm range and it made it without breaking the ties.

Also snapped a mount on my current vehicle which in turn snapped the transmission out of its mount, causing the driveshaft to hit the crossmember digging a nice groove into it (the shaft).
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I once had , when I was a kid of say about 16, a 57 Chevy I dropped a 401 Buick in, Required a Cut in the firewall to allow the rear 1/3 of the engine, Bell and Distributor to fit.

It was KEWL, because I could sit in the front seat, open the glove-box and change the points....Wire the Cap...keep Burgers and dogs warm, like a heat table...

Anyways, I could always tell when the mounts were broken or stretched, If I got on it real hard the glove-box world go slamming open...

That was back in the days, when things like seat-belts , if you had them, held the seats in and nothing else, Anti~locks meant your Door handles rusted out again, Duel Airbags meant your ex, and her mother were on~board...

Thinking back to the stuff we used to build, (that had no right to exist in nature) and race on the street, back when the local beat cop used to know you Personally , and yur Ol' Man too, (mine was Officer, Art Hamlin, APD, after 40 years , now how do I still remember that?? a maybe just a bit too interaction there , YA think??) and would Scold you and tell ya if you want to race , don't kill yourself on his beat...and call your pops..but rarely wrote tickets.. Given the amount of Safety Equipment and the trees we practiced our hobby under...It's really a wonder we lived to grow up....well some of us will someday...

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Thanks guys... I'll go check it
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this happened to me, and all i did to fix it was twist the hose.
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