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Converting to Electric fan

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 53chevy, Feb 11, 2007.

  1. 53chevy

    53chevy 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    What the advantage to electic compared to clutch(engine?) fans, It would be nice to turn them off, gain a few horses. How hard is it to do and anything i need to be aware of. Thanks
     
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    i like to run a eletic water pump and a eletric fan...then if i fing a belt i can keep cooling the truck...
     
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    53chevy 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    i've done a search, i've heard claims of gaining 15-20 HP, I'm justing trying to find a nice $$$ to HP ratio. How hard and how much do you gain with an electric water pump.?
     
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    do you have a built motor...if you have no mods donr yey i would go with headers,intake,stuff like that....if you alredy have that suff you prolly wont see much of a change...elet. water pump might give you a couple more hp just because you dont have to turn another belt...
     
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    53chevy 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    its mildly built. , I want to get an electric fan from a junk yard and gain a little power
     
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    you wont feel a gain if thats what your after...
     
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    53chevy 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Well.... my fan blades are alittle bent up too, instead of replacing, thought try the electrics
     
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    I think guys here say they have good success with the Ford Windstar Van fan setups.
     
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    i mean eletic fans are fan i run one just so i can decide when i want to turn it on...i can actually work on my truck with it running and not worry about cutting my hand off...
     
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    i run dual saturn fans......
     
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    Electric fans are great for water crossings. They will net you a couple ponies, when the clutch is engaged.
     
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    There are some advantages to electric fans (space, control) but power really isn't one of them. When its on it likely draws less than a clutch fan, but it's not arguable that the clutch fans are more than adequate when working correctly.

    Windstar fans are about the easiest for our trucks, and the most well documented. I believe there is one post that covers the entire install, might be in the tech forum.
     

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