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Old 09-20-2008, 03:33 PM
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Post '60 430cid Fan Shroud installed.

And boy is it tight under the hood now!! Here are some pictures I promised Bart of a 1964 Ford Fairlane 352cid with A/C metal fan shroud I picked up a few weeks ago.

The measurements of this shroud were EXACTLY like the ones given off the other metal fan shroud over in the tech section. So in short, a 1960-64 big V-8 Fairlane, Galaxie, or Monteray fan shroud will fit. I chose to drill the 2 spot welds out on each side of the lower shroud mounting tabs & rivet them back onto the shroud from under the car. By doing this, I only had to remove my O.E. fan blade a spacer. Then I was able to slide the lower 1/2 of the new metal shroud down into the engine compartment. I used the same 2 radiator mounting bolts which bolt through our lower front crossmember instead of drilling & tapping new holes as suggested in the tech article.







A side view, here you can just barely see the O.E. fan blade sticking out. It is just above the aluminum fan blade spacer & pointing to the fan belt in this shot.


This mod looks great, just like the factory shroud would have appeared. It really cleans up the engine compartment IMO.
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Old 09-21-2008, 03:13 AM
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Yup . . . Looks good !!!! I love my fan shroud. Makes a HUGE difference !!!
It's only sitting still or crawling along in traffic when you need it.
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Old 09-22-2008, 11:38 PM
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Jon:


I must have missed this post until now --

Looks really nice. You're right, there's not much room in there. I should say, alot less room in that 430 compartment than there was before.

Thanks for the photos, the tips on the bottom mounting tabs, and the top plastic inserts. It will really help when I install mine.
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Does anybody know if the radiator for the 352 the same, dimensionally, as the 430?
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I'm 99% sure they are the same part.
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I'm pretty sure that they are the same also.
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Old 09-23-2008, 02:48 PM
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Jon
Looks very nice where did you get it
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