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Barry70Stang
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From: West Monroe, La USA
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posted 11-16-2006 04:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Barry70Stang        Reply w/Quote
Have any of you fellows taken an electric fan out of a Lincoln Mark VIII and put it in your Mustang? I've found one, also the alternator for $120, is it worth fooling with? How many HP will I gain by swapping to an electric fan?

Thanks,
Barry

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 11-16-2006 06:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
There is horsepower to be gained if you are swapping from a standard fixed fan. There was a magazine a while ago, either Hot Rod or Car Craft I think, that did a dyno test and found the least horsepower drag was with a clutch fan, with the electric fan not too far behind.

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Barry70Stang
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posted 11-16-2006 06:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Barry70Stang        Reply w/Quote
Do you ever check out Fordmuscle.com Steve? They have a tech article that goes into some detail about getting this fan out of a 93-98 Lincoln Mark 8 and putting it into a Montego. I just don't know whether it will work in my Mustang. I'm fixin to find out though, I bought it site unseen

Barry

Barry70Stang
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posted 11-17-2006 07:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Barry70Stang        Reply w/Quote
It's going to be a perfect fit, I've got me another winter time project!

rmousir
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posted 11-20-2006 04:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rmousir        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
There is horsepower to be gained if you are swapping from a standard fixed fan. There was a magazine a while ago, either Hot Rod or Car Craft I think, that did a dyno test and found the least horsepower drag was with a clutch fan, with the electric fan not too far behind.


not 100% sure on this but I think the electric fan frees up the most hp, more so than even the clutch fan. I have the article at home somewhere. Electric fan is the way to go to free up the most hp. Again, not 100% sure but I think so.

Richard.

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