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8/17/08 8:28pm - Original Message: 'Installed an electric radiator fan today'
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Waterford, MI - USA

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Last fall a friend gave me a brand new Spal 13" fan. He bought it for a 32 Ford project car that he was building and decided it wasn't big enough.  
Anyway, I finally got around to installing it on my 73 today. I made some brackets and attached them to the fan shroud because I did not want to use the plastic things that go through the radiator, last time I did that the wore a hole in the tubes. The metal brackets hold the fan about a 1/4" away from the fins.
I set it up so I can turn them on with a toggle switch and so they come on automatically if I turn on the AC.
The relay kit came with a thermostat but I did not see a reason to use it because the car runs in the 180*'s most of the time and the fan would never come on.
I really don't have a problem with over heating unless I am stuck in stop-and-go traffic on 90*+ days with the AC on anyway. Then it will get close to 220*.
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73 coupe L48, Flat-top pistons, Performer RPM Heads, Crane Cam and roller rockers, Holley 650 vac sec. Performer intake,
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8/18/08 8:49pm - Reply: 'Installed an electric radiator fan today'
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1975 C3 Red, T-Tops, Black Interior. All I need is time and money! Getting there!

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How is it working Brian?

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8/18/08 10:19pm - Reply: 'Installed an electric radiator fan today'
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Good job, Brian.Thumbs%20UpClap  Is it checkin' out?

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8/19/08 9:14am - Reply: 'Installed an electric radiator fan today'
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Why is the original fan still there?

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8/19/08 9:38pm - Reply: 'Installed an electric radiator fan today'
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It is only a 13" fan and would not be enough for me to pull the fan off the motor. So far it is helping out when the AC is on. I will be giving it the full test when I head to Bowling Green, Ky for Labor Day.
Some day I may opt for the dual fans setup and go without the motor fan. 
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73 coupe L48, Flat-top pistons, Performer RPM Heads, Crane Cam and roller rockers, Holley 650 vac sec. Performer intake,
3.55 gear BTO 200-4R trans,
Leather seats, F-body seatbelts, Pioneer CD player
Magnaflow Exhuast System
Dewitt radiator and dual electric fans
Borgeson Steering box
Click here for Brian's Home Page 



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