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Electric Fan install complete! PICS right this way ------------>

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jakeslim, Jun 27, 2004.

  1. jakeslim

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    Well fan is all the way installed now. Slow kicks in at 180, fast kicks in at 200. Cools like a charm. Yesterday in Napa,CA was very hot. I drove around in city traffic for a long time and not once did I pass 200, always dipping cooler once the second speed kicked in.

    The beauty of this fan selection is that it fills the stock shroud so I kept it, thereby keeping that "stock" look.

    REMEMBER, this fan cost me $9.99 at pic n pull!

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    The thermostats(two) cost me 60 bucks total, + a couple of bucks for wire at the local hardware. Mounting to the stock shroud required a bit of original shroud trimming, but was easy to do.

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    That is the T-Bird fan, right? What is the diameter of the fan?
     
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    Cool deal man!!! /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif Frees up some more power too /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    That is the T-Bird fan, right? What is the diameter of the fan?

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    Yeah, the t-bird fan. Its 18" as measured installed so may be a little off since it was hard to get it exactly and its a two speed with 7 blades(fairly aggressive blade style).
     
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    What year was the Fan off of and was it from a V6 or Super coupe V8? Thanks for the pics, looks good /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    What year was the Fan off of and was it from a V6 or Super coupe V8? Thanks for the pics, looks good /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

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    to be honest I'm not exactly sure of the year. I believe it was from a 93...maybe 94. Also, since the radiator had been pulled with the fan and set aside by someone else, all I had to do was undo two bolts and done. That being said I did not take a good look at the engine, but i believe it may have been a v8....BUT, that is more of a guess from by memory(if that makes sense). I also picked up a windstar dual fan setup that day, but went with this one because of the more stock look, which i prefer.
     
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    Whats the point of keeping the fan shroud? I know why it would be on for a stock set up but why with the electric? Ill be putting dual escort fans in my K5 soon.

    Nick
     
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    That fan is off of a 4.6 V8 T-Bird if I remember correctly.

    -Chris
     
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    what kind of thermostats did you buy
     
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    what kind of thermostats did you buy

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    picked them up at Kragen auto. Advanced has them also. Really easy to set up. I always had read others post about this and it looked complicated, but it is REALLY easy.

    Paul
     
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    I had a double side by side set of flexalite fans on my 73 that mounted to the radiator. They tore the fins and one of the tubes of my radiator. I can buy new ford winstar double fans for $120 so I think I will use them with some brackets this time. I am looking for a good thermostat that has a sender that threads in the block this time, if anybody has used these types post up with what works best.
     
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    That is the T-Bird fan, right? What is the diameter of the fan?

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    Yeah, the t-bird fan. Its 18" as measured installed so may be a little off since it was hard to get it exactly and its a two speed with 7 blades(fairly aggressive blade style).

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    Excuse my French fellas but aren't T-Pigeons RWD? /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif I was at Ecology yesterday and all the T-Chickens I saw out there are RWD, but I did grab a pair of dual late model Taurus fans for $25. Checked the #'s out and turns out they're the same as the Windstar ones /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif. Gonna try and get them in by this weekend and I'll show ya pics. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    RJF, you seem like a knowledgable guy, what made you decide on those fans? There are definitely cheaper ways of installing electric fans. Is it solely for the bling affect? Just asking because I am doing electric fans real soon.

    Any pics of your installation?

    -Chris
     
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    I like that setup....looks pretty clean.
    I have an extra set of winstar fans (bought a spare set when I did the install on my ElCamino) so ill go the winstar route. Either setup should work fine due to the full shrouds. On my 71, I use a thermo switch in the block to turn them on and they are also wired to my Air switch so they turn on when the air is on.

    Nice setup /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Just got back from towing my "new" 1969 k5 with my 77 k5....what a site! The temps maintained throughout the trip under load so I'm quite pleased.

    later,
    Paul
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    RJF, you seem like a knowledgable guy, what made you decide on those fans? There are definitely cheaper ways of installing electric fans. Is it solely for the bling affect? Just asking because I am doing electric fans real soon.

    Any pics of your installation?

    -Chris

    [/ QUOTE ]The bling factor on fans? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif

    I chose that setup because it is a complete kit down to the electrical connections. Everything you could possibly need to do the install is there. I wasn't in the mood to dink around trying to find used fans that I hoped would pull enough air and try to gather up all the electrical parts. Easy for some people but I drive my K5 everyday and can't afford the downtime....I got the fans in the morning and 3 and a half hours later the /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif was back on the road with electric fans. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

    Also those flexalite fans pull some SERIOUS air volume and they look very HD and will probably last trouble free for a loooonnngggg time and if something does go wrong I have a 5 year warranty! /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/bow.gif They are wired in with my A/C and come on as soon as the compressor is engaged not to mention the A/C is probably 10-15* colder in town driving. I have a manual switch also and the thermostat works flawlessly. They vary from %60 to %100 depending on the coolant temp and only come on at %100 when needed which really helps save a few amps, cut down on noise, and help them last longer.

    I have considered trying to hunt for windstar fans or whatever is supposed to be good but after seeing these new fans from flex a lite I decided that was what I wanted and I am glad I got them because it is a very clean and powerfull setup, way better than what I could try to match with trying to piece stuff together. No pics currently but will get some. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Cool Jerry you found some..... Do we still need to draw it up a shrould? or have you started building one?

    We saw you on the corner of Alma & Gaudalupe @ 6:00 last night, were you just getting home from work?
     
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    Yup, I was on my way, /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif.. I did get the shroud made, also picked up a wiring kit for the fans which include relay, AC hook up and T-stat. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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