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RE: [oletrucks] Fan Clearance

To: "Ole Trucks (E-mail)" <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Subject: RE: [oletrucks] Fan Clearance
From: Terry Stellman <STELLMAN@noex.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2001 15:44:15 -0600
You usually have very little room between the radiator and the grill if you
install a transmission cooler and an A/C condenser.  I had enough room to
wedge in a smaller fan to help when the A/C is on but not enough room for a
full size engine cooling fan.  The hood latch piece is in the way.  There is
just enough room between the radiator and the water pump for a fan though.

Terry Stellman
1949 3600
Missouri City, Texas

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jim Wilkerson [SMTP:Jim.Wilkerson@sas.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, December 19, 2001 9:56 AM
> To:   Ole Trucks (E-mail)
> Subject:      [oletrucks] Fan Clearance
> Seasons Greetings!
> I am resto-rodding a '53 Chevy 1/2 ton.  I've put a new Chevy 350 SFI
> engine w/ 4L60E trans.  I have about 6" of space between the short water
> pump and the radiator brace.  I know that my radiator is 3" thick, that
> leaves only 3" for a fan and shroud!  I was thinking that I could create
> some additional space by setting the radiator INSIDE the radiator brace
> instead of mounting it on the outside of the support bracket.  This could
> give me as much as 3" more clearance - enough for a shroud of electric
> fan.  Has anyone done this?  Do you foresee any problems doing this?  I
> know that I may have some clearance problems at the top of the radiator
> with the fill spout, but I think I can work around that problem.  
> Thanks.
> ***********************************************************************
> Jim Wilkerson
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
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