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streetstang67
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From: SC, USA
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posted 01-07-2003 05:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for streetstang67   Click Here to Email streetstang67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Right now, I have a 17" flex fan without a shroud (the fan rubbed the shroud so I took it off). And, when I sit in traffic, the engine gets noticeably warm, I'm worried that if I sat still for too long during the summer the engine would overheat. Because of all this, I was considering an electric fan. Provided the fact that new electric fans are like $100, I was going to just get a used fan. I found a pretty big fan that was originally on a ford taurus. First off, since it originally cooled a 6 cyl., is it going to cool my 289? And how would I hook it up to only come on when needed?

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Moneymaker
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posted 01-07-2003 05:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Taurus fan will work well. You can buy a thermostatic switch and relay kit that will actuate the fan at a predetirmined temp.

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V8 Thumper
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posted 01-08-2003 09:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's a slick relay kit:

http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?part=20943

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streetstang67
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posted 01-08-2003 07:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for streetstang67   Click Here to Email streetstang67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is a relay neccesary? And where does the temp sensor go? If a relay isn't a must, is this kit okay?
http://store.summitracing.com/default.asp?target=search.asp%3FType%3Dbysummitpart%26Part%3DFLX-31147%26Search.x%3D1%26SearchType%3DBoth

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bluestreek
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posted 01-08-2003 07:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bluestreek   Click Here to Email bluestreek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If the amp rating of the switch contacts is high enough for the amp rating of the fan, then it should work.

My temperature sensor is about 1/8" diameter x 1 " long and slides into the fins of the radiator. That one looks larger, but it's hard to tell.

[This message has been edited by bluestreek (edited 01-08-2003).]

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streetstang67
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posted 01-08-2003 07:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for streetstang67   Click Here to Email streetstang67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How do I know if the amp rating of the switch contacts is high enough for the amp rating of the fan?

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bluestreek
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posted 01-08-2003 08:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bluestreek   Click Here to Email bluestreek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You'll have to ask someone from flex-a-lite or summit for that info. unless somebody on the forum is familiar with that thermostat. I don't why summit didn't include it in the ad.

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jkilroy
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posted 01-12-2003 10:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jkilroy   Click Here to Email jkilroy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Scrounge the junk yards for a Lincoln Mark VIII fan. They are the biggest, baddest electrics out there. They do pull down a solid 20 to 30 amps however.

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