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I'm thinking of pulling my flex fan and going to electric on my '69 Mach. I do a lot of amateur drag racing and on hot nights my motor will start getting hot while waiting to get up to the staging line. I'd like to run a fan while the motor is off to cool the motor back down. Is there a setup that will work? I've got a 351W making about 400 hp. I don't have any heat problems on the street. I have a big block radiator and it is new.
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Can't remember who did the post, but, someone here used Escort duel fans. He got them from a junk yard. Sounded like a great setup to me. He had a picture of them, and had them in front of the radiator. They almost looked factory...
Just remember, they take a lot of juice to run, so a high power alternator and regulator might be needed...
 

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I would highly recommend the mustang/police electrics or the Mark VIII units. New are about $130, used are very available in the junkyards and flow (IIRR) about 10,000 cfm.
 

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I'm running a Hot Rod Air fan/shroud unit. In it's stock setup it's controlled by a temp probe that is inserted into the radiator. I'm sure someone could hard wire it to override it to the point where it would run when the engine was off...but I'd be concerned about running down the battery. I have also installed a higher cap alternator....

I think that a trip to the junkyard might be the best bet. Perhaps a hard wired pusher fan to aid in cooling when the engine is off, in addition to the mechanical fan when running ? Dickson
 

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Got a similar combo in the race car and have had good success with the Black Magic shrouded puller fan...

I can race the car for a long weekend on two marine starting batteries without charging them. I also run an electric marine water pump instead of the stock pump and use a stock starter.

I bypassed the T-stat on the fan and operate it manually from the ARC control panel in the car. The fan and pump are on seperate circuits for maximum control of temps. Fire the car with nothing on, then turn the water pump on once the temp bumps off bottom, then the fan at 140...works great and, after a run, I can shut the car off back in the lanes and have it down to 120 within 5-10 minutes.

I liked that dual fan setup which was posted here awhile back and think it would be great for a street car...VMF'ers ingenuity never ceases to amaze me! *G*

Stay cool!
 

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Johnpro's got one wired up that way. I used to, but it was eating my battery alive/forums/images/icons/shocked.gif.... Now I've got a hor rod air unit that is tied to ignition 12vdc...
 

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Let's remember that the dual "Escort" fans were NOT actually Escort fans. They were found installed on a junkyard car. They appeared to be "Black Magic" or similar aftermarket fans. This is good, because factory Escort fans aren't worth fooling with.
I have the dual puller fan setup off a 96 TransAm which I will NOT part with. They have proven to work really well. I have noticed that the late 90's Nissan Maximas have some snazzy dual units that look like they are very adaptable(and capable).
Individual units are sometimes easier to mount, but I find a one piece shrouded dual fan cools better (If you can get one mounted).
 

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hehehe....last time I was in a junkyard, the Escort hadn't been invented and a nice Mustang cost 1000.00 used..

Thanks for the tip though...I must have missed part of the thread..
 
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