Electric fan on big block radiators - Vintage Mustang Forums

 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-20-2013, 03:28 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Orangevale, CA
Posts: 780
Electric fan on big block radiators

Has anybody used this electric fan on a stock big block (390) radiator? Mustangs Plus :: Cooling - Radiators & Fans :: Fans :: Electric Fans :: 1967-70 Dual 11'' Fan and Shroud Combo, 24" x 14-7/8". Issues, fitment, and performance?

Thanks.
zhlange is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-20-2013, 05:15 PM
Senior Member
 
hitek14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Delta ,Pa.
Posts: 1,087
95-2000 ford contour dual fan. great fit can find at any junk yard. build your own relay for it. Caution, will pull small children through the radiator.
hitek14 is offline  
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-20-2013, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Orangevale, CA
Posts: 780
Hitek14: Thanks. Do you have any schematics on the relay? Have you done it before? Thanks again.
zhlange is offline  
post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-20-2013, 05:49 PM
Senior Member
 
hitek14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Delta ,Pa.
Posts: 1,087
Yes. I use separate relays for each fan. 10g from batt+ to 30 amp fuse or a circuit breaker from there 10g to pin 30 on relay, run ground from pin 85, 10g from pin 87 to fan or fans, pin 86 to ign, thermo, and man override. As I said I use 2 relays 1 for each fan because they pull a lot at start up. I think around 30 or so together once they are running. I use manual switch just in case or if I want to sit after its off and let them run. Im sure there are relays with timers that will shut if off after X amount of time but with my luck the relay will stick and run my battery dead
hitek14 is offline  
post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-20-2013, 05:56 PM
Senior Member
 
mikemstang66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: palmdale
Posts: 4,799
same fan in tarus and lincoln , i am about to do this on my 68 f100 390 adding an aluminum radiator and mentioned fan .

1966 convert
mikemstang66 is offline  
post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-20-2013, 06:05 PM
Senior Member
 
hitek14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Delta ,Pa.
Posts: 1,087
It is a great setup for any mustang. Needs to be a 24" rad for it to fit right although a friend of mine and I sculpted the fan shroud and fabed a, well really another aluminum shroud around the radiator to mount the fan and shroud to. If that makes sense. 24" is the way to go though a lot less work and looks factory really.
hitek14 is offline  
post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-20-2013, 06:18 PM
Senior Member
 
mikemstang66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: palmdale
Posts: 4,799
guys over on truck forum say a 3g alternator is a must have also with the tarus fan .

1966 convert
mikemstang66 is offline  
post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-20-2013, 08:17 PM
Senior Member
 
hitek14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Delta ,Pa.
Posts: 1,087
I run a powermaster 140 1 wire with no issues. Now my motor idles at about 1200rpm so its right at the exciter point. If you idle at 550-600 rpm with your fans on then a 3 g is the way to go. I'm not sure but I think the tarus fan pulls more amps than the contour plus the contour is a very slim unit compared to the tarus
hitek14 is offline  
post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-20-2013, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Orangevale, CA
Posts: 780
Any pics on the set up? Thanks.
zhlange is offline  
post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-21-2013, 10:40 AM
Senior Member
 
mikemstang66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: palmdale
Posts: 4,799
link to Electric fan thread on FTE
Electric fan conversion - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums

wiring diagrams here
Mark VIII & SPAL V3 - Page 2

1966 convert
mikemstang66 is offline  
post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-21-2013, 10:42 AM
Senior Member
 
mikemstang66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: palmdale
Posts: 4,799
opps 95 tbird not tarus , not sure how i mixed that up .

1966 convert
mikemstang66 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Vintage Mustang Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome