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Old 09-02-2003, 11:06 AM
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Radiator fan shroud

Need a fan shroud for a 1951 Mercury. The radiator is a '51 Mercury with the extra two openings welded up. The motor is a Ford 289 c.i. and the nose of the water pump is 1 5/8 inches from the radiator. Had ordered one from Hot Rod Air Company here in Texas that they had in their cataloge but their supplier wasn't doing right and two months later I still don't have a shroud. The shroud sounded like what I needed because it was made of plastic and did not have the fan hole in it and since I'm only able to use a 16 inch fan that was ideal that I would have to cut my own hole in it.
Does anyone have any idea of another place I might try to find a shroud like the one I described above?
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Old 09-02-2003, 03:04 PM
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have you tried going to the wrecker's?

take some measurements and look around, you'd be surprised at what you might find that will work.

and the part would only be a few dollars, i would think.

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Old 09-02-2003, 03:25 PM
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You can alway's fabricate one from sheet metal and paint it whatever color for around $20 in materials. Why a plastic one?
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howziit guy!

VINTAGE AIR might have a plastic fan shroud, that would fit your needs.

HOWEVER, if you have so little radiator clearance, ya might have to custom make yer own shroud. you'll also have to offset your electric fan way offcenter, to clear the water pump pulley.

16" SPAL fan(2350cfm)MIGHT work for you, since its trailing edge is only 1.375".

FWIW, after you mount the fan, you can mock up the shroud, using a full sheet aluminum cooking tray(26"X17"X1"). these pans are cheap, easy to mount, easy to cut open for the fan, easy to transfer specs for a custom shroud.
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Old 10-02-2003, 06:06 PM
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Custom Fan Shroud

If you don't have a source for a custom fabricator, I would recommend this guy. He builds to your specs and bends the metal from a single piece of aluminum. Seams are minimal and tig welded so you end up with a show quality piece. Mine is 17" X 28" and cost $100 delivered.


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