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The first thing I'm going to do is trim the edges of the shroud so the fan fits completely flush on the radiator. If that's not enough I will either grind down the nub on the WP or move the flange on the radiator.

I don't think you want to do that. I think it will mess up the air flow. Also the fan blades may flex a bit and rub on the radiator.


I think your best path is to move the radiator forward. You're going have to modify the radiator support. Maybe you can cut some slots in the top of the support so you can drop the radiator mounting flanges in front of the support instead of behind it. If can do that you can use washers or something space it.
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I don't think you want to do that. I think it will mess up the air flow. Also the fan blades may flex a bit and rub on the radiator.


I think your best path is to move the radiator forward. You're going have to modify the radiator support. Maybe you can cut some slots in the top of the support so you can drop the radiator mounting flanges in front of the support instead of behind it. If can do that you can use washers or something space it.
I'm only trimming the shroud where it contacts the frame of the rad on each side. It will contour to them and make it so the fan can sit flush on the fins of the radiator. Should actually help flow. If that doesn't create enough clearance I will cut the mounting flanges off my new rad and have a friend of mine weld new ones on to push the rad 1/2" forward.
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They make thinner fans.

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They make thinner fans.
True. CFM is important in Phoenix though...

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Have you selected a lower radiator hose yet? I have a Ron Davis rad for a big block and I'm using a 5.0 reverse rotation water pump, and want to avoid having to buy an assortment of lower radiator hoses at the parts store.

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Have you selected a lower radiator hose yet? I have a Ron Davis rad for a big block and I'm using a 5.0 reverse rotation water pump, and want to avoid having to buy an assortment of lower radiator hoses at the parts store.
Yep. Its a 1970 v8 mustang lower hose. Trimmed about an inch off of it and it fits great.
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True. CFM is important in Phoenix though...

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So how did you gain the extra clearance?

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So how did you gain the extra clearance?
I had to trim the fan to sit against the radiator flush. I cut the shroud inside of the tape lines.
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I also ground the nub on the water pump shorter and used lower profile bolts for the pulley.
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I also ground the nub on the water pump shorter and used lower profile bolts for the pulley.
I'm curious to see how that fan works in AZ summer? When are you gonna light it up? How hot is it in AZ right now, mid-day average? Pls let us know if that's enough fan?

Your plans in the future include A/C? Also, what billet accessory mounts did you use?
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I had to trim the fan to sit against the radiator flush. I cut the shroud inside of the tape lines.
Is the fan actually contacting the radiator tubes ? If so, they will eventually chafe and likely cause a leak.

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I'm curious to see how that fan works in AZ summer? When are you gonna light it up? How hot is it in AZ right now, mid-day average? Pls let us know if that's enough fan?

Your plans in the future include A/C? Also, what billet accessory mounts did you use?
Its around 108* here right now. It wont run for a while. SO much work to do. Im hoping it runs this year. AC is a plan for the future. That will be the real test.
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Is the fan actually contacting the radiator tubes ? If so, they will eventually chafe and likely cause a leak.
Its not touching the tubes themselves. The tubes sit 1/32" in from the fins... The billet kit is from a guy in California on ebay. The product is okay. Probably better than the Chinese manufactures on there. The guy is a jerk though. Mine came to me without being de-burred. He called me a liar.

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