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Ford Taurus cooling fan, WOW!!!!!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by buzz bomb, Jun 22, 2010.

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  1. buzz bomb
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    Has anyone ever use a ford cooling fan off a 87-93 Ford Taurus? I just picked one up really cheap and was impressed to say the least! I had a Zirgo that put out somewhere around 3000cfm (Claimed) and did the job, but when going up hill in 90F plus weather it would get a little warm (somewhere around 200F). So I decided to give this fan a try, well the results were amazing! 175-180F tops! and jamin up the same hill in the same weather. I had to add a bosch 75 amp relay and upgrade to 8 gauge wire, and I also added a controller that would kick in at 160. But all in all that was the best money I have dropped in a while. If you have any cooling issues this is the ticket by far.:D:D

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  2. big creep
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    pictures on how big or small it is? i dont have a who lot of room on the 49, i would like to see what you got?
     
  3. evintho
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    Yeah, Taurus fans are all the rage in the Mustang community. Slim, fairly compact and do an awesome job of cooling. I went a different route on my setup with an '89 Thunderbird SuperCoupe fan. Does a superb job of cooling! $12.50 at Pick-n-Pull's half price day.

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  4. buzz bomb
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    16" FAN - 9 BLADES
    SHROUD IS : 22" X 17" X 5"
    2 SPEED-3 WIRE (GROUND, LOW+, HIGH+)
    Theese are the specs, I will post some pics soon of the install. It's really no bigger then the zirgos or spal's, just a little thicker.

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    Your not kidding! theese fans are really cheap, and kick ass on anything I have ever installed before.
     
  6. Look into the amp draw on spool up for those fans. Put a heavy duty high load capable relay in the system for that deal. Yes the mustang and off-road guys have been using these for a while. Like said. Compact and just work!
     
  7. Johnny1290
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    I just tried out my dual fan setup from a contour(I didn't have enough room b etween the pully and rad for a single fan) and my car has never run so cool with just the low speed. . Unbelieveable difference in cockpit/firewall heat too.
     
  8. buzz bomb
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    Yeah that's another thing, my firewall is waaay cooler. As far as amp draw i used a really good relay, good thick multi strand wire, and a good controller. I am a happy camper to say the least.

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  9. lowsquire
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    if the fan is pulling more heat out of the radiator into the engine bay, wouldnt you firewall get hotter? I guesss not.... just thinkin out loud..
     
  10. big creep
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    just add thicker insulation at the fire wall, or lizard skin it keeps the temp down!

     
  11. big creep
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    damn! 5 inches, that might be too thick? ill have to double check, but thanks for posting it!

     
  12. retromotors
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    Great thread, good info.
    Thanks guys!
     
  13. 33_chevy
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    Gonna go look for one...
     
  14. jasone
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    Awesome, would love to go this route, might be a little to wide for mine but worth a look.
     
  15. Ob1
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    Is the blade reversible? I've got room out front...
     
  16. Deuces
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    The newer Stangs have those electric fans... I never had a problem yet in stop n' go traffic and 90* plus degrees out with the ~~ blastin' out at full boogie.
     
  17. Flat Power
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    I <3 elertric fans!
     
  18. cool post, thanks
    what generation of Taurus' (Tauri?) is this from?
     
  19. sorry guys, I just re-read the origional post and my bad...answer is first gen.
     
  20. Another case in point--there is a cheap junkyard solution to nearly every automotive challenge. No matter what problem you're trying to solve, some engineer has already solved essentially the same problem on a regular production car. The problem on the Taurus was how to pull enough air through a very small grille opening to keep it from running hot.
     
  21. pasadenahotrod
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    Looks like those dimensions might just fit the Mustang/Falcon radiators used in so many hot rods.
     
  22. Me Be Mr. B
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    They work great, but that got out along time ago and now finding one at a pick N pull type yard is nearly impossable here...
     
  23. sinks88
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    I dig the ford contour ones!
     
  24. buzz bomb
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    No I dont think it is, I checked with the shop I bought it from and they said no.

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  25. Yeah you right. Many years ago an old hot rodder told me to "always go the junk yard first, unless you just have a lot of money to piss away."
    I haven't always used his advice, but wish I had.:)
     
  26. SOCAL PETE
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    Thanks for posting
     
  27. 100% Matt
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    I belive 92 Crown Vic have the same fan. In 92 Ford did a closed grill on all their passneger car models which called for a larger diameter fan. I took mine out of a 92 Ford Taurus.
     

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  28. Stevie Nash
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    Doesn't look very traditional to me... Now back to installing my IFS... :cool:
     
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  30. Ob1
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    Thanks Buzz!

    If anyone has an idea where to find a fairly compact high CFM pusher fan {quieter the better} lemme know!
     
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