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Old 11-01-2004, 09:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone ever put a electric fan from the junk yard on their stang? If so, what was the donor car, what was the cost and how did you wire it up? I want one to fit a 69.

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Old 11-01-2004, 11:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have done two different setups with regards to electric fans on my Mustang, both using small dual fans. I first did a pusher setup (fans infront of the radiator), and it worked ok, but it looked better than it performed (should I chrome it? ). Those same fans were too deep to put on the other side of the radiator, so I put in two other thinner fans on the engine side (puller setup) and took the pushers out. Works much better now, cools the engine off no problem now.

The fans that are currently in there came from a Ford Escort I believe, they are 12 inch in diameter, and have their own metal cage/frame built around them. The fans were for some auxilary thing in the cars, not all Escorts have them, so they take some hunting to find. And depending on what kind of radiator you have, they may take some fudging to get them to fit. You will definately need to make some sort of bracketry to mount them up, but keep it simple and it will be just fine.

Also, pick up an adjustable temp sensor switch from your local autoparts store to control them (or mail order), and make sure you use a relay that actives the fans only when the key is on, otherwise the darn things will always be running after you park your car.

You may be able to get away with using one big fan, but I found it much easier to find two small fans and adapting them to fit wasn't all that difficult. Oh yeah, and as far as price goes, I think I paid about $15 per fan. Hopefully some of my ramblings will help :p ,
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Definitely go with pullers if you have the room they are more efficient than pushers. If you have to run pushers I highly recommend getting some fans that have a higher cfm rating than what most oem applications are capable of. SPAL makes great fans if you decide to get new ones. www.spal-usa.com
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Thanks guys. You have steered me in the right direction.

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Old 11-03-2004, 12:40 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Let you in on alittle secret that us Toyota truck people do, go get a fan out of a 89-95 Ford Torus or Mercury Sable with the 3.8 V6. Pull well over 2,000 cfm.

These are 2 speed fans that will cool most V8 engines on the low setting. They require at least a 40 amp relay for the low speed and 2-40 amp relays or a continuous duty 80 amp starter relay for the High settings (will momentarrly pull over 100 amps and High-start up :horror

I got mine at the local Ecology wrecking yard for 25 dollars.
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Old 11-03-2004, 08:55 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks. I'll head to my salvage yard this morning.
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Those Taurus fans are the shiznit, but.... they don't even come close to fitting in our Stangs. Unless you heavily modify both the fan and how the radiator is mounted, it won't fit. It is about an inch or so too thick, which sucks because those fans pull A LOT of air. Have fun and happy hunting! ::
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