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Technical One of the drawbacks of old parts

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by trollst, Aug 7, 2019.

  1. trollst
    Joined: Jan 27, 2012
    Posts: 1,455


    So....on my roadster pickup, it's powered by a ford ranger 2.3 overhead cam four cylinder, 86 vintage. Alternator is 93 ish, distributor is early 90 ish, carb is ford rebuild, unknown vintage. Engine fan was a real nice clutch driven plastic job that sucked a ton of air......till the blades started to break off, I guess forty years of pulling air was enough. Well, I thought it was made of plastic, but...turns out it's made of unobtanium and not available anymore.
    So....ingenuity kicks in, and root through the useless junk pile, got some stuff, call a buddy, root through his pile and voila, a solution is cobbled up, I even went to the local parts house and purchased new bolts to make sure it was gonna work.
    Got a five blade aftermarket high tech looking , flattens out with rpm shiny beauty on there now, just waiting for the blade to come though the hood at 6000 rpm, but for now it keeps me on the road. Ahhhh hot rodding..... DSC07263.JPG

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  2. Casey Riley
    Joined: Jun 27, 2018
    Posts: 390

    Casey Riley

  3. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 14,111


    Anything made of plastic is not "old parts". Try finding a fan for a 32 Ford. You would have to root through piles from here to eternity to find one.
  4. dwollam
    Joined: Oct 22, 2012
    Posts: 784


    No pics of the fan(s)?

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  5. Heep your shop rags away from the wood stove:eek:
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  6. el Scotto
    Joined: Mar 3, 2004
    Posts: 4,134

    el Scotto
    from Tracy, CA

    That is a sweet little car you have there!! :cool:
  7. Fortunateson
    Joined: Apr 30, 2012
    Posts: 2,306


    trollst, when was that picture taken. There's no way you're running you stove at this time of the year!
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  8. trollst
    Joined: Jan 27, 2012
    Posts: 1,455


    Last winter, and yes, later today I'll post some pics. The rags are far from the stove, its all camera angle, I love my shop too much to burn it down.

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