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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by olds vroom, Apr 18, 2020.

  1. olds vroom
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    While I know it’s not traditional I run an electric fan on my model a (with a Chevy v8) just for hot hot days and bumper to bumper traffic . Most of the time I don’t need or use it. I’ve tried to use those plastic through the core mounts but they always break or rip the fins out of the radiator . I don’t run a fan shroud so I’m looking to see how some of you guys have mounted your fans. Pics would be great.


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  2. Gman0046
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    IMG_0422.JPG Toyota Camry dual fan assembly on my 63 Chevy. Fits the stock radiator like a glove. This car connot be overheated. Those plastic mounting ties you are using are garbage.
     
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  3. Mr T body
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    Spal 16" with a Champion aluminum shroud from an early Falcon rad1.jpg
     
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    Just like Mr T body
     

  5. olds vroom
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    I don’t want to use the shroud and keep an open radiator.


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  6. Mr T body
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    OK, here's the Spal I mounted on my '32. Couldn't find mounting brackets I liked so made these. fan2.jpg
     
  7. When i built my coupe i had enough room to run a traditional fan blade.
     
  8. olds vroom
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    Now that’s what I’m talking about. How does it attach in the front


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    Ok I had to post a picture. One of the neat things about using that shroud, besides the fact that it’s good to use one, was it was made to fit my fan (nuts welded on). Easy.

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  10. olds vroom
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    This is the kind of thing I’m looking for , how does it attach to the front or side?


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  11. Mr T body
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    After making the brackets, I installed rivnuts in the radiator side brackets and used hurricane bolts to attach the brackets to the radiator.
     
  12. olds vroom
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    Please keep them coming


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  13. olds vroom
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    There has to some more


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  14. wvenfield
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    It's your car and it's none of my business, it's your car but why don't you want to run a shroud? They work. You might not even need a full shroud.
     
  15. woodiewagon46
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    A shroud will really help in cooling, you might want to consider one!
     
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  16. Retrorod
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    Hide a fan inside a shroud with the mechanical fan still in use.

    After seeing overheat problems early on (17 years on the road) my wife decided to hide a fan inside a shroud. She built one on the English wheel and riveted it together. A toggle switch under the dash allows easy access. The traditional hot rod folks don't pay any attention to it and it makes summer driving cool!
     

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  17. olds vroom
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    My car has no hood and has consistently run at 180 without a shroud and I only use the fan in bad traffic conditions. I put a full shroud on my last car and all it did was overheat until I pulled it out then it ran fine. I’m really just looking for mounting bracket ideas for the fan . I’m putting in a new radiator and don’t want to mount it with those crap plastic ones that just break and rip the Fins all up,


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  18. Running a sbc you can use a zips riser and center up a manual fan up 5 inches higher and eliminate the electric fan all together. HRP
     
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  19. olds vroom
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    Am I writing in a foreign language?im simply looking for a way to mount my electric fan without a shroud.


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    It appears Mr T body gave you an excellent answer to your question.
     
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  22. Not a foreign language but it sure seems Mt T body showed you a perfect way of mounting the electric fan and I offered a alternative, excuse me for trying to help. HRP
     
  23. olds vroom
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    Yes he did I just would like to see some other ideas


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  24. olds vroom
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    Any others?


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  25. Moon50F3
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    Not a model a, and it’s set up as a pusher. Bent up two brackets out of some 3/16 strap, bolted the fan to them, then bolted the brackets to the radiator support. They go all the way across, so pretty sturdy. I think they’re 3/4 wide.
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