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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-20-2018, 12:07 PM Thread Starter
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CVF Racing Serpentine Install '66 Coupe

I got tired of the constant alternator squeal whenever I hit the gas (people would look), so I decided to install a CVF Racing "Beast" dual belt serpentine system (8-rib). The quality was high and the installation was actually pretty simple. I had to pull the radiator to get easy access, but everything fit and the questions I had were answered immediately when I called. I had a question about the power steering pump alignment and they sent me some pics by email that made it obvious. This is the beginning of the disassembly and install.
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And here's the rest of the installation. I started up the car and no problems whatsoever!
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And here's the rest of the installation. I started up the car and no problems whatsoever!
Nice Bob! Can I ask a favor of you? Can you measure the thickness of your radiator/fan setup from the front mounting flange to the back of your fan? Also can you measure the thickness of your water pump from the gasket at the timing cover to the nose?

Yours is a '66 and mine is a '68, but I just want to compare my measurements for my serp conversion. I'm considering that CVF kit too or March. My radiator and fans are 6" thick and v-belt water pump is 5 3/4" thick.
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Nice Bob! Can I ask a favor of you? Can you measure the thickness of your radiator/fan setup from the front mounting flange to the back of your fan? Also can you measure the thickness of your water pump from the gasket at the timing cover to the nose?

Yours is a '66 and mine is a '68, but I just want to compare my measurements for my serp conversion. I'm considering that CVF kit too or March. My radiator and fans are 6" thick and v-belt water pump is 5 3/4" thick.
Radiator flange to fan motor bump out is 6-1/4" (it's a Derale 16926 fan), without the bump out, it's 6"
Water pump gasket to end of shaft is 6"

The clearance between the Derale fan and water pump is due to the water pump shaft sticking out, not any part of the serpentine belt system!
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How close? Wp to fan?

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Radiator flange to fan motor bump out is 6-1/4" (it's a Derale 16926 fan), without the bump out, it's 6"
Water pump gasket to end of shaft is 6"

The clearance between the Derale fan and water pump is due to the water pump shaft sticking out, not any part of the serpentine belt system!
Right, the nose of the water pump, for some dang reason, sticks way out, and then the pulley is offset backwards - that's my problem right there! All someone would need to do is redesign that and I'd be set!

Forgot to ask you Bob, what year serpentine setup are you running? That's not a '94-'95 is it? And how close is that water pump nose to the elect fans? Pics if you would...?
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Very nice! Looks like it will definitely get the job done in style!

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I also installed a complete pulley system from CVF billet aluminum polished looks perfect and yes the install was childs play-customer service the best!!
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I also installed a complete pulley system from CVF billet aluminum polished looks perfect and yes the install was childs play-customer service the best!!
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Right, the nose of the water pump, for some dang reason, sticks way out, and then the pulley is offset backwards - that's my problem right there! All someone would need to do is redesign that and I'd be set!

Forgot to ask you Bob, what year serpentine setup are you running? That's not a '94-'95 is it? And how close is that water pump nose to the elect fans? Pics if you would...?
The clearance is about 3/4" to the water pump shaft. I have a little less because I used socket head bolts.
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How's the performance?

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The clearance is about 3/4" to the water pump shaft. I have a little less because I used socket head bolts.
Once you get to test it with the a/c on can you please report back on how you like the 8 rib system? Is 8 really better than 6? I'm assuming the reason you went with a twin belt system was because you have a standard rotation water pump and your factory v-belt setup was a dual groove lower pulley right?

I haven't figured out what direction water pump I want, but since my radiator has a driver's side lower outlet, I guess I'll go reverse, single serp belt, but the reverse water pumps are like 6 1/2" long, getting kinda close to my e-fans. If mine ends up like your pics I still should be ok...
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I’m stumped! 67 mustang 351 install with cvf serpentine 8 rib install ... problem is finding radiator and fan that fit without rubbing the nose of the water pump pulley... any suggestions for fit?
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I’m stumped! 67 mustang 351 install with cvf serpentine 8 rib install ... problem is finding radiator and fan that fit without rubbing the nose of the water pump pulley... any suggestions for fit?
What fan are you using?
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http://www.speedcooling.com/1967-1970-Mustang-Aluminum-Radiator-22-PS-Outlet-3401.html

This one from engineered cooling. The motor of the fan sticks out about half an inch and hits the Bull noise of the water pump pulley on cvf racing serpentine system... urgh...
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With the 315C in my 69, I used a dual electric fan from a Ford Contour....just fits.
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