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07-25-2007, 02:30 PM #11
Do you run the electric fans in conjuction with the engine fan or instead of?Gary
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07-25-2007, 03:40 PM #12
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judging from what side he mounts it to, I'd say he uses it in replacement of the fan on the motor...Christopher
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07-25-2007, 05:58 PM #13
I normally toss the stock fan and clutch head, as it just wears out the water pump and is not needed. the elec fan moves enough air for the motor an cooling...mikeMichael Collins
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07-26-2007, 01:18 AM #14
well we took her out for a drive. it was 95 outside and the fan turned on at halfway on the stock temp guage and it cycle on and off. i might change the fan controler to turn on alittle higher and off alittle higher so the fan in off more but it should be good. i take her back out in the am....mike
07-26-2007, 08:35 AM #15
Very "Cool" Mike!
Excellent write up, and awesome timing for me. I'm about to drop my engine back into my burb, and I'd really love to lose the clutch fan, and go electric, but not at $200+ for an electric setup.Patrick
07-26-2007, 09:30 AM #16
this swap runs between $60-70 depending on cost of the junk yard fan the other hih dollar item is the constant duty relay---chek around as i seen it go from $15-60 by itself. tractor supplys seem to have the best price or look at the junk yard in 4X4s or motorhomes and converted van and limios for it i find them time to time and most alway all work (i bought a new one and it was junk and the free one i got from the junk yard is installed and working fine at this time....mike
09-13-2007, 01:07 PM #17
I just want to say, thanks!
I used your write up as a model for my conversion from clutch fan to electric.
The junk yard only had a fan setup from a lincoln. I think they said it was from a Mark IV. It was $100. Not a cheap fan, but not entirely unacceptable either.
It's a dual fan setup, and has three speed settings. I'm not sure of the specs. What I am sure of is that I have it set on the lowest speed setting, and the engine fluctuates between 165-180F, sitting still with high idle, and a 180F thermostat.
My radiator core is 17x34, and the fan assembly is 16x33, so it's got great coverage. It's also running on a 30 amp fuse, so the standard 30amp relay would be fine.
Plus, it's so much quieter than that clutch fan I had before. It sounded like a plane warming up on the tarmac.
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09-13-2007, 07:27 PM #18
That was awesome of Mike to share his idea. That will be great for your truck Patrick. I'm next in line for that conversion , when I get my project truck going.
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09-14-2007, 02:20 PM #19
I want an electrical fan on the Savana, I was looking at FlexLite but it cost a lot of money $500 . Going to the junkyard isn't an option for me the radiator on an European car is to smallPeter Smet
09-14-2007, 02:42 PM #20
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just look for the big trucks in the graveyard...like a public transportation bus, or virtually anything with a diesel pusher...they should all have electric fans since they're usually transverse mounted. Either that, or just the simple fact that they're in the back...they can't pull enough air in ;)
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