searched the archives and couldn't find anyone who has installed an aluminum radiator w/ electric fan that didn't have to do some modification. does anyone know of an
after market set up that is bolt up. this is
for a '65 falcon w/ 289. thanks.
I have a 64 Falcon Convertible with a 347 Stroker. I put an aluminum radiator from a 64/65 Mustang and installed a sidewinder fan from "The Fan Man". It works great. Clearance is an issue when you put an electric fan in your small engine bay, and going with the sidewinder fan this, solves that problem. http://www.the-fan-man.com/index.html
thanks to all for the thoughtful replies.
my problem has been to find a combination of radiator and
electric fan that will fit between the mounting flange on
the back of the grill and end of the water pump. when i
measured this distance i only got 4 1/2", barely. the
stock rad is 1 3/4" thick from mounting flange to back of
core, the griffin is 3" thick and needs a total of 6 1/2"
incl. the fan. has anyone foun a radiator and fan that will
fit in this space.
Frank, again see my response as I have an aluminum radiator with an electric fan. The fan is called a Sidewinder and mounts on the radiator and it gives me clearance about 3/4" between fan shroud and water pump snoot. I can install a belt without problems. If you want I can send you a pic via email. It works great and with temps even in the 100+ I was able to maintain my coolant in the 185-195 area. (fan kicked on/off in traffic) Ben
i've got the short nose water pump bolted up and looks like the northern
radiator and the 16" becool electric fan (2 1/2" thick) will just clear the nose of the water pump by about 3/4". problem is, now the alternator bracket needs to be changed. does anyone in the group have any experience with this?
just a follow up to the last post. turns out the only pulley needed is for the water pump. because the alternator wasn't moved the crank pulley and alt pulley still line up.
i managed to persuade the original triangular alternator mounting bracket to work and found an alternator adjuster (D00E-10145-A) that was bolt up, even reused the old belt.
so i now have a larger aluminum radiator, an electric fan and just enough space to replace the fan belt.