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Old 12-03-2009, 07:01 PM
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I have a 6-blade "flex fan" on my '58.

Original radiator. No shroud. And a 460 for a motor.

That fan seems to keep the motor cool enough.

But yes, that old 6-blade fan posted above is kinda freaky-looking!!!

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Old 12-03-2009, 07:14 PM
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Hey Greg.
I looked at the flex fans before I got mine. I was wondering after flexing and flexing was it going to break over time. That fan on Christine is all steel and it works great!!!
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I dont think so. It's like a spring-steel they make the blades out of.

If it overheats on me this next summer on a hot day (even with Purple Ice in the coolant mix), then I'll probably try to fit a shroud around it.
My last resort would be to remove it altogether and put an electric fan on it.

I put a mechanical engine temp gauge on the car late this Fall, and it seemed fine on a 55 degree day....185 F. maybe 195-200 at long redlights.
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Yup. Mine is a flex fan. (7 Blade )
I'd run an OE 6 blade on there if I was more concerned w/originality.
I just want it (close) I'm sure a 6 blade would do the job.
Would I paint it white? NO!!!!! Nor would I have yellow valve cvr's, but thats me. I have thought about removing the f/blade on there and painting it black, so it doesn't stand out quite so much. I need to try to make the shrd fit a little better. I think my rad/core is about an inch wider than orig( 4 row).

On a side note, I do have a pair of 61-64 "Thunderbird Vlv/covers, hat I'm going to have chromed and put on there.
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Well, looks like there's nothing wrong with the blades they just look FREEEKY. All to do with Aero-Dynamics.

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