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Can any of you guys post some pictures of fan shrouds with radiator in the V8 position,V8 with front motor mounts and power steering? Can this be done without having to butcher a new shroud?:confused0006: Mine does not look like it can clear the power steering without cutting the corner out.:eek:My car runs cool while at highway speeds but tends to jump up pretty quick at idle while running the AC.At the moment I have a flex fan on the engine with a elec. pusher for back up.
 

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Most full shrouds I've seen have in the V-8 position have had to be notched to clear the power steering pump. I only needed to use a half shroud to help cool down when in traffic yet to get it to fit i had to notch for the power steering pump also.
maybe others here have a solution???
 

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Trifive55, Nice looking rig. I have a thread running on a over heating problem myself. In doing some research on my own heating issues I exchanged e-mails and talked to a lot of folks in the Radiator and Fan business. From the information I gained in those talks the one constant was the running of a pusher fan in conjunction with a engine mounted fan. The pusher fan is acting as a obstruction and actually hinders the flow through the radiator. I was running one as you are, I took there advice and my temps cooled down right off the bat.

Something to think about.

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I didn't pay all that much attention to your picture but looked at it again...I agree with Rolands post, heard the same thing when I also contacted people in the radiator and fan business on an overheating issue I had with my Vicky streetrod....remove the pusher fan first, then try it...you may find that you do not need a shroud some cars don't yet a lot do. If it works with the engine fan great. if not, remove the engine fan and install the pusher, great...although pushers usually will not move as much air as a puller, if that doesn't work then reinstall the engine fan and a shroud... and you'll probably have to trim the shroud to fit.
 
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Can any of you guys post some pictures of fan shrouds with radiator in the V8 position,V8 with front motor mounts and power steering? Can this be done without having to butcher a new shroud?:confused0006: Mine does not look like it can clear the power steering without cutting the corner out.:eek:

Mine was mounted in the V8 position, then I went with the 6cyl position. The shrouds used the same holes for either position. Bad news is YES you will have to trim the shroud in the lower rt corner to clear the PS Pump. I just used a hole saw to make the opening for mine. The mounting points for the shroud are the same in either 6 or 8 position. Hope I don't need one, but everything I have read says the puller beats the heck out of the pusher. Lloyd
 

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2 comments:
1. The "flex fan" is a less than great choice.
2. W/ the rad in the 6 cyl position, the BE COOL, dual 11" fan assy will fit inside the stock rad core support. The fans are actually Spal's..
Summit pt # BCI-75007.
 

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2 comments:
1. The "flex fan" is a less than great choice.
2. W/ the rad in the 6 cyl position, the BE COOL, dual 11" fan assy will fit inside the stock rad core support. The fans are actually Spal's..
Summit pt # BCI-75007.
That's good news :tu - the description states the assembly is 16.313 in. tall and 23.500 in. wide. I'm not near the car, but I didn't realize the support was that wide. No trimming? - is it a close fit?
 

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The spal dual fans are a close fit on the left and right sides. I had about 1/8" clearance on each side. I used 2 lengths of 1" aluminum angle stock bolted inside and across the u-channel of the core support uprights to bolt the spal fan assy to them
and had the radiator in the 6 cylinder position.


Regards, Robert
 

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From what I am seeing most of you are running radiators in the six cyl. position.The 56 I built was in the six cylinder position with a cooling components elec. fan.I think it would be too much trouble to change this one now AC, etc.Some one said i should remove the elec pusher, but actually sitting in traffic when I turn it on it does actually drop the temp a little.Should I try a different fan other than the flex fan? Hopefully the 105 degree days are coming to a end so maybe now this is something I can study and figure out over the winter! Any one running the Vintage Air elec. fan?I think it around 3200 cfm. That should move some air thru! But then again I may run into clearance issues!
 

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Also had mine in the 6 cyclinder position but had to back to the 8.Needed a long neck water pump to get fan close enough. and the full shoud wouldn't fit in the V8. Then a couple of yrs ago Classic Chevy came out with a half shoud and worked perfect..Drooped about 10 degrees
 
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