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I just got my 408 stroker running and unsurprisingly I am having problems keeping it cool with the stock radiator/flex fan. I am looking at getting this combo of parts and I am wondering if anyone has any input:

http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?part=FLX%2D180&FROM=MG
FLX-180 Electric Fan, S-Blade, Single, 18 in. Diameter, Puller, 3,300 cfm, Black, Nylon, Each

http://store.summitracing.com/default.asp?target=partdetail.asp&part=SUM-380325&FROM=MG
SUM-380325 Radiator, Universal, Crossflow, Aluminum, 25.75 in. Wide, 19 in. High, 2.875 in. Thick, Each

http://store.summitracing.com/default.asp?target=partdetail.asp&part=PWM-8-47140&FROM=MG
PWM-8-47140 Alternator, Internal Regulator, 140 Amp, Natural, Ford/Mercury/Jeep, Each

http://store.summitracing.com/default.asp?target=partdetail.asp&part=BMM-70268&FROM=MG
BMM-70268 Fluid Cooler, Transmission, Plate-Type, Aluminum, Black, 7 1/2 in. x 11 in. x 3/4 in., Each

Has anyone run any of these parts? I seem to be finding good things about the Summit/Northern radiator. I wanted to get a trans cooler anyways, and the electric fan should help me avoid the issues I am having with fan clearance and keep it cooler to boot. The car is running an Edelbrock high flow water pump and the combo is in my sig.
 

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Should do fine. I am using almost the same, except a Mark VIII fan, and since I have a 3500 stall converter, had to use 2 of the coolers.
 

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Is the Mark VIII fan the same as the Taurus fan? I was considering saving some $$ and going that route, but I was not sure how the wiring etc.
 

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The Taurus is almost the same, but about 5-800 cfm less flow. They have a 3 wire connector, but only 2 are used. Pick one up at a junk yard and get about 1 foot of the wiring also to get the connevtor.

Here is a a page I made on installing mine.
http://members.tccoa.com/392bird/markviii.htm
 

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I think the fan alone will do it if you get airflow across the current radiator. Flex fans are the WORST, both for horsepower loss and efficiency. If it were me, I'd either get a stcok style clutch fan in there, or the BIGGEST BADDEST electric fan and not sweat the radiator unless you have to
 

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Well, the current radiator is really tired, has a ding in it that is causing it to leak a tiny bit when it gets hot.
 

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Good setup almost Identical except, Im runninng a Chrysler new yorker 16" electrical fan $20 salvage item. Also running the powermaster 140 amp, remember at startup you need to rev the engine atleast to 1200 rpm to activate the alternators charging sys. As for the cooler I went with the summit combo cooler $99.99 Engine/ trans cooler & lets you mount your oil filter elswhere. If after all this you still have a heating issue play w/ your timming & carb tuning
 
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