>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
Near as I can figure, you can flip the fan and it will still move air the
same direction. If it clears otherwise, this should work just fine.
Otherwise, instead of beating with a hammer, I would carefully bend the
part of the blades back that hit the damper. Try and do each blade the
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