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Grand Prix electric fan- now in the blazer

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by ColAdo82K5, Jun 24, 2001.

  1. ColAdo82K5

    ColAdo82K5 1/2 ton status

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    Hey,
    I got a electric fan from an early 90's Grand Prix out of the junk yard and put in my truck !! (just for auxiliary purposes-i didn't take my mechical one out-dont worry) The 3.1 pontiac engine has 2 fans on it and I took one to put on the drivers side of my radiator. (the huge tranny cooler takes the other side) THe fan fits well but mind you I took out my a/c condenser to do so. I fiqured an extra fan is better then an unused condenser. ANyone else do something similar to this ? The fan cost me $15 so i believe it's a good investment. Brandnew electric fans seemed way to expensive for my student budget. Oh, i put a switch on the inside of the cab to control it.
    Blake
     
  2. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    Sounds good. i am running an Auto ZOne special fan on the front of my radiator.

    <font color=green>MIKE</font color=green> - "Hukd on fawnics,werkd fer me!"
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  3. newyorkin

    newyorkin 1 ton status

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    I actually just "found" two fans from an abandoned theft-recovered Buick in a buddy's town over the weekend (btw, anybody need misc parts from a late model buick?). I've been thinking of where to mount them, cause I definately want to get the tranny cooler included in the extra air flow, but then I won't be able to plush them against the condensor (which I'm keeping with hopes to get AC going again soon). I was actually half thinking (while digging around a junkyard last week) of cleaning out and mounting an old condensor as a super-huge tranny cooler in place of the little one I run now. Three cores stacked up behind my grill...

    You can get a thermostat that will turn the fan on and off automatically instead of using a switch. I trust the machine more than my memory sometimes; I don't want to walk up to my truck at the train station after work one day and realize I left the fan on when I was running to catch the train and now have no juice left...

    Ratch
    **<A target="_blank" HREF=http://k5.8m.com>http://k5.8m.com</A> What more is there to life?**<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by newyorkin on 06/25/01 11:12 AM (server time).</FONT></P>
     

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