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Old 07-03-2002, 09:40 AM
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Question flex fan--good or bad?

i was wondering what you all thought about flex fans. I was thinking of putting one on my truck, but i have heard from more people than one that they have been known to sling off or throw a blade through the hood. anyone else heard of that? I also have a friend who swears by his fan. says it gave him 20hp??
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Joe: I have run a flex fan on my 38 Lafayette street rod for ten years. It has a 350 Chevy and I have had no problems. THe concept is that the blade will flatten out at higher RPM when air flow doesn't require added fan action. I also have a electric booster on front to use in traffic and the cobo seems to work. I recently went to a 160 degree thermostat and a can of 40 below additive and all items seem to help. STAY COOL Dave E Shank davesr@trianglesales
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Joe i using a flex fan on my 34 chevy and had no problems. I have seen a blade come off on another car. but it was build for street/strip. (the fan had a crack in one of the blades.
My other 34 i'm using a elec fan. With a elec fan you get the fan closer to the radiator. Either way i would say you'd be safe.
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Forget the little aluminum anodized "race" models and get a nice big 7 blade stainless steel model and you will be just fine. The aluminum ones are the ones known to crack and throw a blade.
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I put a flex fan on my car.Cause the clutch fan came w/ in inches of blowing threw the hood.I like mine,could be cause I only paid $3 for it.
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