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Old 08-08-2009, 11:37 PM   #11
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Re: Electric cooling fan

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the taurus fans are made to pull air thru the radiator with shrouds to make sure that all of the radiator area is used, why try to reinvent the wheel?

I agree. With a shrouded puller fan you assure that all the air it moves is coming through the radiator. With a pusher fan, especially unshrouded, you leak a lot of cooling airflow. Look at the specs on cooling fans. They are very often rated at a lower CFM as a pusher than as a puller because they are less efficient.
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Old 08-17-2009, 09:30 AM   #12
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I checked with the grab-n-go junk yard.. They get $19.95 for any electric fan. So I going to start getting then one at a time.
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Old 08-17-2009, 05:43 PM   #13
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I'm curious how much this helps your mileage. Post your results.
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Re: Electric cooling fan

It was good for a 20 horsepower increase on Chevy trucks with the 5.3 to go from a mechanical to an electric fan. Plus it means you can now see the waterpump, belts, and thermostat.
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Old 08-18-2009, 03:04 AM   #15
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Re: Electric cooling fan

theres no doubht you will make power and gas milage by dropping the fan in my old 6 banger nova beaters,id take them off as i was never idling always on the highway you could feel the difference .but whats the deal with push-pull can you reverse thewiring?I have a couple of fans one is from a cherokee,where do those sit in front I think? THIS IS A GOOD IDEA!
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Old 08-20-2009, 08:08 PM   #16
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yes the taurus fans are great...so are the lincoln fans...must use a 40 amp relay!!!you are looking for at least 4000 cfm....if you have space...put them ahead of rad....

for sensors go the autometer...they are the premier guage company in the racing aftermarket...they offer the sensors...also flexalite makes an ajustable fan switch...PT# 31147...

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love those td366/427s!!!

parts are CHEAP!!!!!
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Re: Electric cooling fan

Why would you recommend putting them in front of the radiator? They are less efficient there.

I've seen some 40 amp relays die under the use of those fans. The best thing to do is get the relays that came with the fans. Otherwise, 12voltguy.com has some kickass higher draw relays/solenoids.
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Old 08-20-2009, 10:26 PM   #18
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f*k me...my bad...i DID mean behind.....(i had the grille on my mind... )


sorry for the confusion,yes fans are set up as PULLER...
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Re: Electric cooling fan

[hijack] So are you an installer type speed shop or do you carry parts? [/hijack]
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Old 08-21-2009, 05:19 PM   #20
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a thought if it takes 10 hp to run a fan how much is saved with a electric water pump?A good place to make power in a skoolie...timbuk
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