You don't mention if you are using an original or aftermarket fan - I'd
recommend you use an aftermarket aluminum six blade fan with either less
pitch or shorter blades. You may have to try several to et the right one.
That way you can avoid cutting the original fan, which will then need to be
Jack / Winter Park FL
----- Original Message -----
From: Antonio R. Tijerino <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Ole Trucks <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, November 19, 1999 2:19 AM
Subject: [oletrucks] Cooling fan clearance.
> 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
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959