Electric fan on big block radiators - Vintage Mustang Forums
Vintage Mustang Forum
HomeForumGalleryClassifiedsAbout UsAdvertiseContact Us
» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
Go Back   Vintage Mustang Forums > General Discussion > Vintage Mustang Forum
Vintage-Mustang.com is the premier Ford Mustang Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-20-2013, 03:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Riverbank, CA
Posts: 737
Default 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   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-20-2013, 05:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
hitek14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Delta ,Pa.
Posts: 771
Default

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   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-20-2013, 05:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Riverbank, CA
Posts: 737
Default

Hitek14: Thanks. Do you have any schematics on the relay? Have you done it before? Thanks again.
zhlange is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-20-2013, 05:49 PM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
hitek14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Delta ,Pa.
Posts: 771
Default

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   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-20-2013, 05:56 PM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
mikemstang66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: palmdale
Posts: 4,591
Default

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   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-20-2013, 06:05 PM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
hitek14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Delta ,Pa.
Posts: 771
Default

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   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-20-2013, 06:18 PM   #7 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
mikemstang66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: palmdale
Posts: 4,591
Default

guys over on truck forum say a 3g alternator is a must have also with the tarus fan .
__________________
1966 convert
mikemstang66 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-20-2013, 08:17 PM   #8 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
hitek14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Delta ,Pa.
Posts: 771
Default

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   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-20-2013, 10:40 PM   #9 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Riverbank, CA
Posts: 737
Default

Any pics on the set up? Thanks.
zhlange is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-21-2013, 10:40 AM   #10 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
mikemstang66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: palmdale
Posts: 4,591
Default

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   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-21-2013, 10:42 AM   #11 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
mikemstang66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: palmdale
Posts: 4,591
Default

opps 95 tbird not tarus , not sure how i mixed that up .
__________________
1966 convert
mikemstang66 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
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:

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

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


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:04 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2 ©2009, Crawlability, Inc.