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68 S-code GT
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From: Sayreville, NJ, US
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posted 01-23-2002 07:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT   Click Here to Email 68 S-code GT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Where might I go to get the clutch for my clutch fan rebuilt? This is for my 68 GT with the 390 and I would get a new one but they are priced at $300+. There were two different ones used on the car but unfortunately the one I have is the shorter one and there is no after market replacement available that Im aware of.

Ed

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68 S-code FB GT 4spd(now C6)/3.25 PS PDB
68 J-code(now 289) Cp Sprint"B" C4/3.00 PDB PS AC
99 F150 XLT Ext/cab, 4X4, 5.4L, 3.55LS

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mellowyellow
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From: So. Fl.
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posted 01-23-2002 07:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How short? While it's not MCA,who cares!,I got one for a 66 V-8 AC car at a local parts store. Also, I went through several boxes, looking for shorter ones to fit one on my 65 with a 4 row radiator and they were all too close. Now I know I could have got by with a 3 row. If you're running a 4 row, which is not orig., that may be your prob.

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68 S-code GT
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posted 01-24-2002 09:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT   Click Here to Email 68 S-code GT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

The clutch I have has C8OE-C stamped into the base but I think B will also work. A book I have says it will work with a 68 390 without AC, interesting enough the clutch came from a 69 cougar with AC. The ones with C8OE-A or D stamped on them are to long and will fit a 289, 302, 390 and 428 with AC the book says. I have the standard 379 radiator so I dont know what gives as I think that there was only one type of water pump used.

I also tried every clutch in three different places with no success. I thought they were going to call the cops on me each time. I even tried looking for one off a Granada in the local salvage yards but there were none to be found.

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68 S-code GT
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posted 01-24-2002 09:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT   Click Here to Email 68 S-code GT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh, I forgot the total length of the clutch looks like 2 5/8 from front to back and the shaft length from the water pump to the fan mounting area looks like 1 . The shortest one Ive found was about longer than the one I need and the fan was to uncomfortably close to the radiator for be.

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MidLifCrisis
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Registered: Oct 2001

posted 01-25-2002 11:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MidLifCrisis   Click Here to Email MidLifCrisis     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My '67 Convertible came with an incorrect clutch fan. It is a standard car and should have had a stamped steel blade, so I removed the clutch fan and it is available...cheap. Unfortunately it is 3" total front to base. It has seven blades and was too far from the radiator for my car. The stamped blade and correct spacer are approx 3/4" from the radiator and has improved cooling immensely. Don't woory about being that close. Any farther and it reduces your cooling. Charlie

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68 S-code GT
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posted 01-26-2002 10:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT   Click Here to Email 68 S-code GT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The fan is only about a 1/4" from my radiator or baybe less with the aftermarket clutches!

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Originally posted by MidLifCrisis:
Don't woory about being that close. Any farther and it reduces your cooling. Charlie

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68 S-code FB GT 4spd(now C6)/3.25 PS PDB
68 J-code(now 289) Cp Sprint"B" C4/3L00-9" PDB PS AC
99 F150 XLT Ext/cab, 4X4, 5.4L, 3L55

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MidLifCrisis
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posted 01-26-2002 09:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MidLifCrisis   Click Here to Email MidLifCrisis     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow! 1/4" is tight. You must have to remove the radiator first to disassemble it.
Then again, the electric fans currently being used that mount directly to the radiator seem just as close. Good luck on finding the proper pieces. Charlie

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