Ihad the same problem on my 41 with 57 235. I didn't like to reshape the
fan and possibly take it out of balance. In the interim until I can
find a better solution, I have installed an electric fan just above the
existing water pump shaft.
So far it has been working fine, however the originality is gone.
I too, would like to find a better solution.
Antonio R. Tijerino wrote:
> 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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