Oh, TR6. Read the frickin' subject line Babcock. Never mind.
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On Mar 26, 2007, at 8:04 PM, Bill Babcock wrote:
> Uhhh. What?? I don't get it. Is this a street car that you want both
> electric and crank driven fans? Most people building race cars use
> the fan extension for a paperweight. If you're using a harmonic
> balancer most of the ones I know of have no provision for mounting a
> fan. It's generally assumed you're either going to run without one
> and just use motion cooling, or you're going to add an electric fan.
> I'm not sure what you're up to.
> If you are calling the existing fan pulley a harmonic balancer then
> you need to look again. It's just a pulley.
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> On Mar 26, 2007, at 11:36 AM, Don Carter wrote:
>> I am putting an electric radiator fan on the engine side of my new
>> and wondered if any have had the same problem having enough clearance
>> between the rad and the fan mounting extension. I have just got
>> back from
>> one of Houston's best fastener places and got three sizes of fine
>> thread 5/8
>> bolts that are shorter than the original machined bolt that that
>> will also
>> attach the extension to the end of the crank. I was planning to
>> saw the
>> extension in half (or so), leaving just enough throat on the darn
>> thing to
>> hold with a pipe wrench, whilst tightening the new bolt and
>> washer. Is
>> there an easier way that I just can't see, or will this method
>> work? I
>> believe the base of the extension needs to go back on the harmonic
>> because of the fit it has over the crank with the two pins insuring
>> it not
>> to spin while the original fan is pulling air. I've got almost no
>> room in
>> front to make the electric fan a pusher due to an oil cooler. Is
>> hack-sawing this thing off OK? Does anyone make a spacer with an
>> taper to fit over the pins that will clean this mess up? If so
>> please let
>> me know because I've got a hack-saw in one hand and a computer in
>> the other.
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