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8/11/08 8:56pm - Original Message: 'Fan & Clutch'
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1979 BLACK COUPE

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I have a seven blade fan of which two blades are bent a little at the tips.  The fan has been on the car since I restored it in the early 90's.  I am replacing the water pump and all hoses.  Do you think I should replace the fan.  Water pump was installed on the car in 1989.  Ecklers makes a replacement and they also make a  six blade aluminum one.   What should I do?
 
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8/11/08 9:44pm - Reply: 'Fan & Clutch'
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A few of us In the NW put Flex Fans on with Spacers and have no Fan Clutch. We have found our Vettes to run cooler. Flex-a Lite "17 Flex Fans (stainless steel blades) with about a 2" spacer. 



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8/11/08 9:51pm - Reply: 'Fan & Clutch'
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NW?

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8/11/08 10:56pm - Reply: 'Fan & Clutch'
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1979 T-Top, Metallic Green ZZ4 350/355 hp 405 ft/lbs torque Dual Spal Fans 700R4 4 Spd O/D Transmission 2004 Z06 Commemorative Edition

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NW= Northwest

Depends on how disturbing the bent tips are to you.  Is it cooling okay?

Personally,   Mine turned into a "while I'm at it" project.

 I now have a Dewitts Aluminium with Electric Spals....they are AWESOME..


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8/12/08 12:10am - Reply: 'Fan & Clutch'
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Sorry, NW is indeed NorthWest (us in Wa & OR). At this point of replacing your water pump you have plenty of options and now would be the best time to make a fan choice when you get everything taken apart.

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8/12/08 7:27am - Reply: 'Fan & Clutch'
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Cooling just fine, just concerned that it may mess up the new water pump?  I could live w/ it, but a new one would be nicer.



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8/13/08 4:14am - Reply: 'Fan & Clutch'
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Make sure the fan is still balanced with the bent tips.
An imbalance will shorten the life of the bearings.


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8/13/08 7:45am - Reply: 'Fan & Clutch'
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I have decided to just get a new one from Ecklers and be done w/ it.

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