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V8 Thumper
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posted 03-23-2002 01:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm going to run a four row radiator (it's THICK) in my '65... what have you guys tried? I'm guessing it would need to be a narrow fan to clear the pulleys, with that fat rad in there. Southern California gets warm in the summertime, and the 331 will generate a buncha heat. No a/c, four speed trans, so no need for additional heat exchangers.

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70SportsRoof
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posted 03-23-2002 03:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70SportsRoof   Click Here to Email 70SportsRoof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In my '70 (351W-4v) I run a 4 row, flex-a-lite fan and no shroud. My car has A/C and runs nice and cool here in Phoenix, AZ, I also have a higher stall converter in my FMX, so it generates a little more heat. I have no cooling problems, even in 115* heat in the middle of August in traffic. My radiator core is about 3 years old now.

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Ken
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posted 03-23-2002 06:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken   Click Here to Email Ken     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've got a four row in mine and I'm running the regular 5 blade fan (and shroud) that you see in most of the Mustang catalogs, all I had to do was change the spacer. Believe me...this thing has NEVER come close to overheating on 90+ degree days.

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mellowyellow
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posted 03-23-2002 07:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a four row in my 65 WITH a shroud and one of those waterpump eatin' five blade fans that is on the market. Classic air and others sell them. Being an AC car it has the orig type condenser in front. My engine is a roller 5.0 which runs a little cooler than the orig. If I had it to do over, would go with a 3 row and an orig. clutch fan. HAd that combo in another car and it wzs perfect. I live in S. Fl and it gets hot here, too! Hear a lot of talk about alum but on a street car, don't feel that I need one.

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V8 Thumper
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posted 03-23-2002 09:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 70SportsRoof:
In my '70 (351W-4v) I run a 4 row, flex-a-lite fan and no shroud.


Is that the 16" fan? Summit lists four or five big electric fans...

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MrXerox
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posted 03-23-2002 12:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MrXerox   Click Here to Email MrXerox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Get the biggest Perma-Cool fan that will fit...By far the best electric fan I have seen...Alex told me about em

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Calcat
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posted 03-26-2002 02:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Calcat   Click Here to Email Calcat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Check out Spal - not the cheapest, but the best

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Gary
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posted 03-26-2002 05:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gary   Click Here to Email Gary     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I use a 19x24 Howe alum.crossflow rad on my 528cid, it has two rows of 1" tubes. I run a 16" SPAL elec. fan as a pusher with NO mechanical fan. COOLS GREAT!!
Here's where to get it all http://www.alumrad.com/aboutus.htm
Tell them Gary with the Yellow Prostreet Mach 1 sent ya!....

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mvierow
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posted 03-27-2002 01:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mvierow   Click Here to Email mvierow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a Griffen in my '65 and it was tough to find an electric fan for it. I think it may be even thicker than a 4 row. I initally tried the universal black magic but it was to deep. The one I found that works is advertised in the back of Mustang and Fords mag. Forget the name at this moment - as well as what I paid for it, but I know it fits! I'll see if I can snap a pic of it tonight some time.

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V8 Thumper
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posted 03-27-2002 08:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mvierow:
I'll see if I can snap a pic of it tonight some time.


That would be !!!

Thanks, guys... everyone. I don't know what I'd do without everyone's help

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mvierow
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posted 03-27-2002 12:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mvierow   Click Here to Email mvierow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I took a couple quick shots of the fan last night, but I did it on regular film. I plan on dropping it off during lunch today, so hopefully I'll have them for you by tonight.

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mvierow
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posted 03-27-2002 07:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mvierow   Click Here to Email mvierow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ok, here they are. Only two we're in focus unfortunately, and after scanning the quality is really poor, but you should be able to get the idea. I guess those little disposables aren't as good for the close ups.

The fan is a Hot Rod Air 8 blade fan and pulls 2700 CFM. Comes with harness and relay, and a push in thermostat.

http://www.hotrodair.com/pg19a.cfm

The nice detailed close up ones didn't work. The gap between the front of the water pump pulley and the back of the fan is about 1/2".

Mike

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V8 Thumper
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posted 03-27-2002 08:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The pics are great

Looks like a tight fit, but you got it all in there

Thanks Mike, for taking the time to do all of this. Very cool


It looks like a similar package to what I'm building... Airgap manifold, MSD, a big Holley... how about the bottom half?

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mvierow
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posted 03-27-2002 10:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mvierow   Click Here to Email mvierow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No problem at all. My setup is like: AFR 165's, comp 270H, 289 30 over, 1.6 rockers and that's about it. Stock bottom, but with fly cut pistons. 10-1 compression with the cuts in the pistons. Didn't want to soak a lot of money into it - I have so many damn hobbies its tough not to be broke all the time and they are all expensive!

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V8 Thumper
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posted 03-27-2002 10:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mvierow:
- I have so many damn hobbies its tough not to be broke all the time and they are all expensive!

Amen, brother

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