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Old 12-04-2011, 08:50 AM
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If you still have the original fan, 4 blade, get rid of it and get a 6 blade fan. They were used in some 60s from the factory with AC and on FEs in later Fords (post Squarebirds). Easy change, noticeable improvement.

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Old 12-04-2011, 10:08 AM
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I went the whole way with a Galaxie fan shroud and a seven blade flex fan on my 430- it seems to work. The pictures aren't that great but hopefully you get the idea. It is a close fit. The fan blades are quite aggressive at slow speeds but flatten out at higher speeds, albeit with a definite hum - probably more noticeable in a convertible than a hardtop.
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Old 12-06-2011, 12:41 AM
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The shroud works great, but only in combo with a
6 or 7 blade fan.
You won't see any diff with the 4 blade.
One of the pics in all those is mine (the one with the
flex fan)
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