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Old 04-26-2008, 07:15 PM
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zirgo electric fan

ok so today i got myself a zirgo electric fan. its the part number zfb16s. its a single fan that flows 3000 cfm. could i mount that with those nylon mounting straps that jegs sells? is that ok? and do i need a shroud? or can i get away without one?

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Does the fan cover the entire radiator surface? It should have a shroud built into it if it's made for automotive radiators. Not the OEM type shroud, just covering the radiator and sealing around the fan blades to ensure air is pulled through all areas of the radiator surface. Hard to explain, but look at some pictures of electric fan kits.
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Give some more indepth vehicle information, and how far the engine is from the radiator.
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this is what i looks like. it doesnt take up all the radiator. the fan is 16 inches. its a 383 stroker. and its about 3 to 6 inches from the engine.
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this is what i looks like. it doesnt take up all the radiator. the fan is 16 inches. its a 383 stroker. and its about 3 to 6 inches from the engine.
3" would be OK without a shroud, 6" would need a shroud of about 3".
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can i used the nylon straps for it or do i have to use an aluminum peice over the rest of the radiator. ill prob used my shroud that i already have but if i can just use the straps id like to do that.
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can i used the nylon straps for it or do i have to use an aluminum peice over the rest of the radiator. ill prob used my shroud that i already have but if i can just use the straps id like to do that.
If you have a aluminum radiator fabricate a shroud out of aluminum, as they transfer too much heat for a plastic shroud, or plastic fan mounting straps.

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I've got dual SPAL fans on my 383 and they are mounted in shrouds, covering the entire surface.

You need to mount the fan with brackets, due to the shear weight, nylon straps/pins would pull your fins and tubes. I do have my trans cooler mounted to the rad with the straps, it's working fine with no pulling. You're talking about through the radiator wire tie type mounting I assume.
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I forgot to add this. Brace the fan down real good, or have someone strong hold it, and apply power/ground to it. After you see how much torque it puts out when it starts you will wonder how the plastic push pins could keep it from ripping the fins out of the radiator.
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