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Using nylon straps for cooling fan

Has anybody ever had a problem securing one of the lightweight s blade cooling fans to the radiator with those nylon install kits?

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mounting a fan directly to the radiator will have marginal cooling because it only pulls air thru the radiator within the diameter of the fan
for best cooling use a shroud that will use you whole radiator area and i assume since your adding an electric fan your having cooling problems
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A suitably sized fan will use most of the surface area and is likely to be an improvement over the original, provided the efficiencies are similar. Many cheaper ones are less powerful than the standard fan in my experience.
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My two cents is those straps create a leak potential with the vibrations rubbing against the cooling veins in the rad.A offset bracket with a shroud is the best method.
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Ok I will take the time and make up some proper brackets to support a can, no cooling problems yet since the car has not been started yet! My brother had a small electric fan on a 55 chevy instead of the mechanical water pump fan and it almost never needed to be switched on.
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I tried them twice on previous projects, both times the radiator leaked shortly afterwards. Now I only build brackets that attach to the shroud...

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My two cents is those straps create a leak potential with the vibrations rubbing against the cooling veins in the rad.A offset bracket with a shroud is the best method.
For someone with no previous experience or tools needed for "creating" anything like a bracket from scratch, what else would you suggest? What other options are there?
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