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Old 10-20-2011, 07:23 PM
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Default fan shroud measurements

I am making myself a fan shroud for the 60 bird and need someone to measure were the fan sits in the rad core assembly. top to bottom left to right

My car is in storage and i have a rad that i will be repairing. I think the fan sits in the center left to right and up from the center top to bottom, but i don't know how far. Also any input on what sise fan to use ,with or without a fan clutch and what kind would be a great help. Also how deep in the shroud should the fan be? How much clearance between fan and shroud? I an using .187 aluminum and planing on a 2 inch deep tray and a 2 inch deep fan surround.. better to plan well and do it 1 than polk in the dark. thanks Mike
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Old 10-20-2011, 10:16 PM
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I was reading a discussion on fan shrouds on another board recently (and it's not one of those boards full of morons either).

The consensus was that the fan blade should sit half in the shroud and half out; and maybe a half an inch of spacing around the fan circumference. MAybe more spacing, if you dont have solid motor mounts.

I dont have the stock 352 in my car, so I cant you give any measurements.

I installed a cheap universal shroud this summer, and it seemed to do the trick, however I dont think I'll be idling it along in any $th of July parades just yet.

Water Wetter helped me the most so far.
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Old 10-21-2011, 06:56 PM
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good to get the info: I will put the fan 1/2 in the schroud, and leave 1 inch per side. I found 3 differnt sise fan spacers in the yard and will use 1 of them. What fan are you useing? I was thinking of a flex fan 17 incher. with no fan clutch. How tight to the rad do you think I should mount the shroud? the basic box has been fabed and I will be adding a loop at the top for the fan when i get some measurements on were the fan will fit. p.s. time to brush-up on the aluminum tig welder.
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Old 10-21-2011, 08:01 PM
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I have a flex-fan on my car now, but I imagine someday it'll have a Lincoln Mark VIII or Taurus electric fan on it. The engine in my car is a 460.

If it was me fabricating my own shroud, I'd bolt that sucker tight to the radiator, but wherever the shroud touches the radiator, it should probably have some sort of rubber gasketing so it doesnt rub.

I wish I could weld aluminum....
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