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To: Ole Trucks <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Subject: [oletrucks] Cooling fan clearance.
From: "Antonio R. Tijerino" <antonio@innercite.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Nov 1999 23:19:09 -0800

No I am not having a Fan clearance sale, but I am having a problem with
the stock fan not clearing the harmonic balancer. Here is the complete
story. I got the short shaft water pump to install in my '57 235 engine
that I am getting ready to drop in my '53 truck. I installed the pump
and the pulley, the pump came with a spacer that goes (finally figure
that one out!) in between the pulley and the fan, but even with the
spacer the fan does not clear the harmonic balancer. I could put the fan
in backwards, but then the airflow would be in the opposite direction.
The little piece of paper that came with the pump says to "un-tweak" the
back edge of the late model fan to clear the balancer. I wonder if
un-tweaking means changing the shape of the fan with a hammer to make it
Any other ideas or input about this one??


'53 3100

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