Originally Posted by Darryl Welsh
Need help. I have a 1934 ford fordor sedan with a 350 chevy engine. I only have 1 1/8 inches from the water pump pulley mount to the radiator. I installed a 15 inch flex fan. The engine slowly just keeps heating up to 230 plus degrees, so I have to shut it down. Is there a mechanical fan that will work or even an electric one. Total distance from the radiator to a fan belt is approx. 2 5/8 inches. The radiator is 17 in. x 22 in. The water pump centerline is approx. 8 1/2 inches from the bottom of the radiator. Any suggestions? Thanks.
Radiator is kind of small 17x22, how many rows of tubes? I run an aluminum, 2 row 19x32 in an S15 it just gets by at idle, but does fine everywhere else.
Your installation will probably require you change to the short pump and all the accessory brackets and pulleys that go with that change. Plus a shroud between the radiator perimiter and the fan, even if you use an electric.