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  • RustyNCa
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    Originally posted by lake bird View Post
    Do you have the water pump and pulley set model numbers and source of purchase ?
    My Summit Racing list shows it was a Tuff Stuff Pump TFF-1421. The pulley I got from a local FE guy that seemed to know what I needed to line everything up correctly. I also got a three groove crank pulley from him at the same time, don't remember what it was from.

    Summit also showed a March 2 groove pulley, but I only kept it in my wish list since I found one locally that did the trick.

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  • Dakota Boy
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    That was an Accel distributor and coil in the photo. Engine is a 460. Since this photo was taken, I have changed to an MSD distributor and MSD coil.

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  • lake bird
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    Originally posted by simplyconnected View Post
    I love this setup:



    After taking the old fan and spacer off there is plenty of room for a fan. Notice the foam between radiator and fan shroud. I also love that the fan controller is mounted in the lower corner of the radiator. It's a mistake to put it high, in case the water level in your radiator drops.

    The fan cools the radiator. Engine temp has nothing to do with the fan. In Michigan winters, my cooling fan goes months without turning on. - Dave
    What distributor and coil setup are you using ?

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  • lake bird
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    Hayden controller hookup ?

    Originally posted by RustyNCa View Post
    I used the Hayden one for dual fans, #3654. I think I paid just under $50 for it on Amazon.

    Here's a link to my photos of ole "BigBird" as my kids call her...

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/cpmBhuu7nSYo7ss73

    For the fan mounts I used flat stock with a bolt welded to it through a hole I drilled. Smoothed the backside so it wouldn't damage the vanes.

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/9OS7KNQ0OvZJsDDp1
    For the Hayden controller...has 2 hi (BLUE) & 2 low (ORANGE)
    wires do 1 of each go to the positive for each fan ?

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  • lake bird
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    Do you have the aftermarket water pump model and pulley set

    Originally posted by RustyNCa View Post
    Opps, forgot to mention, I am running an aftermarket alum water pump, no surge tank and yes, I had the hood off while I was replacing it all. Never thought about the hood being an issue, sorry.

    And I'm running a two groove pulley.
    Do you have the water pump and pulley set model numbers and source of purchase ?

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  • simplyconnected
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    I love this setup:



    After taking the old fan and spacer off there is plenty of room for a fan. Notice the foam between radiator and fan shroud. I also love that the fan controller is mounted in the lower corner of the radiator. It's a mistake to put it high, in case the water level in your radiator drops.

    The fan cools the radiator. Engine temp has nothing to do with the fan. In Michigan winters, my cooling fan goes months without turning on. - Dave

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  • RustyNCa
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    Originally posted by lake bird View Post
    Just got everything for the elect fan install...I have the original 3 pulley on the water pump . looks like not enough clearnce for the electric fan unit .. did you ust the orginal water pump or an after market pulley set up....did you have to remove the hood?

    Lakebird/Rockwall
    Opps, forgot to mention, I am running an aftermarket alum water pump, no surge tank and yes, I had the hood off while I was replacing it all. Never thought about the hood being an issue, sorry.

    And I'm running a two groove pulley.

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  • lake bird
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    fan to water pump clearence looksto tight

    Originally posted by RustyNCa View Post
    I used the Hayden one for dual fans, #3654. I think I paid just under $50 for it on Amazon.

    Here's a link to my photos of ole "BigBird" as my kids call her...

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/cpmBhuu7nSYo7ss73

    For the fan mounts I used flat stock with a bolt welded to it through a hole I drilled. Smoothed the backside so it wouldn't damage the vanes.

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/9OS7KNQ0OvZJsDDp1
    Just got everything for the elect fan install...I have the original 3 pulley on the water pump . looks like not enough clearnce for the electric fan unit .. did you ust the orginal water pump or an after market pulley set up....did you have to remove the hood?

    Lakebird/Rockwall

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  • RustyNCa
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    I used the Hayden one for dual fans, #3654. I think I paid just under $50 for it on Amazon.

    Here's a link to my photos of ole "BigBird" as my kids call her...

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/cpmBhuu7nSYo7ss73

    For the fan mounts I used flat stock with a bolt welded to it through a hole I drilled. Smoothed the backside so it wouldn't damage the vanes.

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/9OS7KNQ0OvZJsDDp1
    Attached Files
    Last edited by simplyconnected; March 16th, 2018, 01:45 AM. Reason: Added Bryan's pictures

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  • lake bird
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    dual fan control unit & wiring

    Originally posted by RustyNCa View Post
    They are actually MIG welded on there, if no one will make fun of my welding, I can post another photo that shows it better......

    My radiator is original to the car. But we did re-core it with a larger high performance core, removed the surge tank, and am using a more typical overflow tank on the fender.

    Cheers
    RustyNCA
    necessity is the mother of invention, What control unit did you use, looking at a few in the 50.00 range...
    Last edited by simplyconnected; March 16th, 2018, 01:19 AM. Reason: Straighten out the quote

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  • RustyNCa
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    Originally posted by lake bird View Post
    I see the mounts look to be brazed to the radiator top and bottom, what material was used as the straps..
    They are actually MIG welded on there, if no one will make fun of my welding, I can post another photo that shows it better......

    My radiator is original to the car. But we did re-core it with a larger high performance core, removed the surge tank, and am using a more typical overflow tank on the fender.

    Cheers
    RustyNCA

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  • RustyNCa
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    Originally posted by simplyconnected View Post
    Bryan, these are fabulous pictures and great information for every Squarebirder. Can I post them on our site?

    BTW, I love the two-fan system because most of the time one small fan will do the trick. In extreme heat, both fans. AND, if one happens to fail there is a backup. - Dave
    Yes you can post them. FWIW, this setup is on a 390 with a 671 blower, so far I've had zero heating issues with her, but I have not run her during the summer yet.

    Yeah, I didn't think to post the controller I also got for them. It's a thermo controller with a temp sensor mounted into the radiator that is supposed to be designed for dual fans.

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  • lake bird
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    Are the mounts brazed on to the radiator?

    Originally posted by RustyNCa View Post
    I went with one for a 1998 Ford Contour 2.5l V6. Rockauto's part number for it was Dorman 620104.

    Since photobucket has changed how they work, I don't know how to share photos well anymore...

    You can see how I mounted it in one of the photos.

    But lets try this method.

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/wooBQj8uWgTxmaPj1
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/agZrbOMu7uqJgFap2
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/dsu9MpFoSJHt9YNU2
    I see the mounts look to be brazed to the radiator top and bottom, what material was used as the straps..
    Last edited by simplyconnected; March 15th, 2018, 05:26 PM.

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  • simplyconnected
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    Bryan, these are fabulous pictures and great information for every Squarebirder. Can I post them on our site?

    BTW, I love the two-fan system because most of the time one small fan will do the trick. In extreme heat, both fans. AND, if one happens to fail there is a backup. - Dave

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  • RustyNCa
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    Originally posted by lake bird View Post
    What year of Ford Contour is the correct size...i.e. 24" x 18"
    I see sizes vary.....
    I went with one for a 1998 Ford Contour 2.5l V6. Rockauto's part number for it was Dorman 620104.

    Since photobucket has changed how they work, I don't know how to share photos well anymore...

    You can see how I mounted it in one of the photos.

    But lets try this method.

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/wooBQj8uWgTxmaPj1
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/agZrbOMu7uqJgFap2
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/dsu9MpFoSJHt9YNU2

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