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Old 06-08-2004, 01:17 PM
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Alex & everyone,
I was looking at past posts on cooling issues and was getting inspired to install an electric fan. But I also saw the warning NOT to do so unless I have an alternator. Alex, I think you said that "A generator will not genarate enough electricity in slow traffic to keep the battery charge."

Just wanted to confirm that.

And Alex, I was looking at the photos you posted of Brad Holt's electric fan installation.....what is that thing fastened TO??? It ALMOST looks like it's screwed to the radiator but THAT can't be!

Matthew
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Old 06-08-2004, 03:07 PM
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Matt,

You will need an alternator if you go to electric fan. You will also need a powerful fan, also you will also need to check how many amps the fan draws, to determine what size alternator you will need. If you are going to get a puller fan make certain that you have enough space from behind the radiator to the front of your water pump pulley to install the fan, I think this is about four inches maximum. As far as the fasteners on the electric fan that you saw the photo of (I did not see the photo), but they may be plastic fasteners that are actually pushed through spaces in the radiator coils and bolted from the other side. I was looking at fans earlier this year, but have decided to try to fabricate a lightweight steel or aluminum fan shroud instead. I should have the shroud into the Thunderbird budget in the next two or three years;-) I put a really good flex fan on my car last fall, I thought it would take care of the over heating problem. Well, last week at only 80 degrees, tied up in traffic for five to ten minutes and I was up to 207 degrees engine temp. Obviously the new fan didn't do the trick...


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Old 06-08-2004, 03:15 PM
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You can do electric fan installation, but you need to be aware of the limitations of a generator. If you do a lot of city driving or are stuck in a traffic jam, your battery will run down.

The aftermarket electric fans are mounted by either plastic wire ties or threaded rods though the radiator. You can fabricate a separate mount if you want.

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