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Old 05-28-2002, 04:25 PM
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I put a 350/350 chev in a '38 Ford sedan. The engine is back to the firewall already and it looks like I'll have to move the radiator ahead about 5" for clearence. Has anyone done this?
It looks like ther is enough room if I rework
a little sheetmetal.Any thoughts on what newer
radiator will fit? Also can I use a fan blade?
I don't want to chop up the firewall or the
x-frame.
Thanks, K Stocker

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Old 05-31-2002, 04:17 AM
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If it where me & I had room I would put a electric fan in the place of the big fan, you may have the room. I've have run into the problem before in a small car & that's what we did & it worked. Hope this helps you.
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Tack, In my opinion you best bite the bullet and carve the firewall. If you try moving things around up front like that, you'll be creating a lot more problems for yourself than you'll solve. Try *****in Products for a recessed firewall and go with a Walker Cobra rad for that application.
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your best bet would be to goto an eletric fan...less work, less money...and plus you gain 3 more hp by losing the crank drivin fan
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