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Pic's of electric fan install

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BobK, Jul 7, 2001.

  1. BobK

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    Pic\'s of electric fan install

    Posted this on the 1st gen. board but I thought I'd post it here too.
    Just installed two 14" electric fans in my 71 Blazer.Click the link to see the pic's.Let me know what you think,thanks.

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  2. POWERMAD

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    Re: Pic\'s of electric fan install

    Wow nice job.
    That is a clean looking installation.
    I dig that TPI set up.

    my truck's not dirty, it's earth tone paint
     
  3. jarheadk5

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    Re: Pic\'s of electric fan install

    Nice setup and fabrication!

    Just tell yourself that you needed a new radiator anyway...

    If at first you don't succeed, failure may be your style...
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  4. BlazerGuy

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    Re: Pic\'s of electric fan install

    Looks Great! [​IMG]

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  5. Grim-Reaper

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    Re: Pic\'s of electric fan install

    MAN! that is super nice! Love that TPI conversion. Awsome truck!
    Now I'm going to open my big mouth and tell you one thing I would change. I would move the Bosch Relays up higher. Down on the bottom of the shroud I would be concered about water getting in them and shorting them out. I'd get them up by the breakers.

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    Hay that is such an awsome job and you got great pictures why don't you do a complete write up on it and get a list of part numbers and where you got them and turn it into Steve for the tech section. That would be a great addition.
    A lot of us have thought about doing such a swap, Me included. I really like the fact that you found a thermostat that wasn't one of them hokey deals into the radiator hose. Keep us updated on how it does in the heat.

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  7. BobK

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    Re: Pic\'s of electric fan install

    Grim,no problem,I welcome all constructive criticism.Never really thought water getting up that high but I guess it would be a good idea.Sould have mounted them on the top of the shroud.Hey...live and learn.Thanks.

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    Re: Pic\'s of electric fan install

    Nice job!! I like the TPI setup too!

    Real clean and nice looking, good work!!

    Ratch
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  9. BobK

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    Re: Pic\'s of electric fan install

    Grim,Steve e-mailed me about writing up my TPI conversion but just havn't got around to it.Plus I'm lucky if I spell my name correctly let alone a whole write-up!

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    Hahaha Steve has spell check, we can fix that problem [​IMG]

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    Re: Pic\'s of electric fan install

    Thanks for the inspiration, Bob! Beautiful installation on the fans. I have a couple of SPAL electric fans that I haven't yet mounted, and have been toying with different ideas on how I want to do it. Now I have game plan. [​IMG]

    Nice job with the photo documentation, too!

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    Re: Pic\'s of electric fan install

    Just an update on the performance of the fans.It's been appox. 2 weeks now since the install. of the fans.No cooling problems with only 1 fan running.It does runn a little warmer with only 1 electric fan running compared to the clutch fan.But with both the electric fans going things are cool as a cucumber(what does that mean anyway?)The fans are cooling a mildly built SBC350 with a new 4core rad.

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