Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Hawthorn Woods, Illinois
Fan - Front versus Rear
I can't for the life of me figure out what side of my new Scott Drake fan goes to the front towards radiator versus to the rear facing the engine.
My stock 5 blade fan (car has A/C) is marked front as shown in the first picture. The new fan is not marked at all.
Second picture is of the stock fan rear side. Pictures three and four are of each side of the new Scott Drake fan.
The car had Contour Fans when I bought it but I wanted to return it to the stock look with a regular fan set-up but thought the Scott Drake "extra cooling" fan might be wise. As the car has a thicker newer aluminum radiator, I bought a 2.25 in spacer as opposed to the stock longer one that the PO had given me along with the stock radiator. If I put the new fan one way, there is not enough clearance. If I put it on the other way, I would have to get the next smaller spacer which is 1.5 inches.
When I put on the stock fan with the front facing front and the shorter 2.25 inch spacer, the clearance is fine.
I would appreciate if anyone can help me out here as to the position of the Scott Drake Fan.