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70coupe
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From: Toronto,Ontario,Canada
Registered: Aug 2000

posted 08-20-2001 11:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70coupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just by installing an electric fan on my 351c my ET went from [email protected] to [email protected]!
Not a bad gain for just under $100US.

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tomslo
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From: Jefferson City, MO
Registered: Aug 2000

posted 08-20-2001 11:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for tomslo   Click Here to Email tomslo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
WOW! Congrats! That is really cool!

What kind of fan setup did you go to?

Tom

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1991 F150, 4X4, lift, 35's, 4.9l
1991 Mustang LX 5.0L, AOD
1970 Cougar, 351C-4v, C6

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70coupe
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posted 08-20-2001 05:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70coupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Flex-a-lite trimline #116. Its only 3 1/4" wide and it fit in the front so I can use it as a pusher.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 08-20-2001 06:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pretty cool. That works out to ~28 rwhp.

No other changes, right?

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 M code 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 open
'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
'97 Probe GTS 2.5L DOHC
Ford. The closer you look, the better WE look!

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steve'66
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From: Sonoma,CA,USA
Registered: Mar 2000

posted 08-20-2001 06:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Waht about engine temp? Were you able to cool down more between rounds?

Nice cheap mod.

SteveW

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chips67
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From: louisville, ky, usa
Registered: Jul 2001

posted 08-20-2001 06:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for chips67   Click Here to Email chips67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
can believe it if it made the car run cooler and that was what it needed....skeptical that .3 was parasitic drag....what kind of fan was on it before you went with the electric unit? congrats getting 3 tenths...the quicker you go the harder that is to acomplish.

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67 coupe, 650dp and rpm intake on 5.0 with afr 165 heads, 4 speed, 4.11's.....best so far is [email protected] in 1/8 mile with 1.89 60ft. time.

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70coupe
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From: Toronto,Ontario,Canada
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posted 08-20-2001 08:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70coupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That was the only mod I made since running steady 12.99/13.00's. The fan I was running was a flex-a-lite plastic fan rated to 8000rpm. As for the cooling it kept the car at 170-180 all the time. Before the car would hit 190-195 in the staging lanes. But I have had many runs at 170-180 before the fan. I'm 100% convinced it was due to the electric fan.

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bluestreek
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From: Athens,GA
Registered: Jul 2001

posted 08-20-2001 11:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bluestreek   Click Here to Email bluestreek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't doubt it.. My CLever has a monster
crank pulley compared to my 289.. Most und
erdrive pulleys advertise about 15-25 HP increases..

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cpmaverick
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From: Auburn, AL.
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posted 08-21-2001 12:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick   Click Here to Email cpmaverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mechanical fans pull a ton or horsepower. It was a lot of ET but only 3 MPH though, so you are looking at just a little more HP but that's still great. Next try an electric fuel pump

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70coupe
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posted 08-22-2001 12:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70coupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm already running a Holley blue electric fuel pump.

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