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I am thinking of putting a fan shroud on my 1956 belair V8-265. Does the shroud help cooling the car during idle? I see where it is asked if you radiator is in the V8 position or the V6 position how do you tell whick position it is in? Thanks Jerry
 

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Jerry....If your radiator is behind the bar, its in the V8 position....In front of the bar= 6 cyl position.
 

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Jerry....If your radiator is behind the bar, its in the V8 position....In front of the bar= 6 cyl position.
A David said- it's that simple. :) -The 6 cylinder is a longer engine and need the the room. -Hence folks running big blocks generally place radiator in the 6 cylinder position.
The shroud helps channel the air flow - making the fan more effective. As long as fan is in motion, the shroud should help with the cooling.
 

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my 56 (350eng) has the rad in the 6cyl position. :)
 

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