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Hi,

I am installing an air conditioner in my '66 convertable soon. I live in Phoenix, AZ. So, I am planning on installing a good electric fan to keep my 289 cool while at idle in the lovely Phoenix traffic.

I need a good recommendation on a fan I can count on to do the job.

Does anyone have any suggestions and where to get the fan.

I want something specific for a Mustang that will bolt right on without a lot of fabrication of brackets, etc.

Thanks a lot for your time,
John Thomas

65 coupe pictures: http://albums.photopoint.com/j/AlbumIndex?u=525545&a=3848066

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Hot Rod Air makes a system I own one and like it. Flex-a-lite also makes one. I believe they both drop in. The Hot Rod Air system includes a tie in to the A/C clutch and spins the fan when the A/C is on. Check out some pictures at the site in my profile.

Good luck


Steve Leslie, 65 coupe in restoration. 302, toploader, A/C, disc brakes, bench seat

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Also take a look at SPAL fans, in my opinion much better quality than flex-a-lite and perma-cool etc. I found them cheapest at a place called Haywire, www.haywireinc.com , in fact it was hotrod air that told me what fan I needed (the SPAL dual 11" with shroud) but they were about $100 more expensive. You can see the result of the fan going in my 69 on my website, cooling-wise it is a massive improvement.

69 Sportsroof, 351C, 4spd toploader, Restomod BOSS 429 clone - the one and only (?) 1969 BOSS 351

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The '65-'66 HRA electric fan uses a single Tri-Pac fan, not a Spal like the later ones. Tri-Pacs are queiter, but don't flow as much air as the spal and may not have quite the life, but are still decent fans. I have the HRA fan, although I haven't installed it yet. It looks to be decent quality, although the mounting brackets are flimsy.

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The SPALs on my car are pretty loud but that is easily fixed, louder exhausts! :)


69 Sportsroof, 351C, 4spd toploader, Restomod BOSS 429 clone - the one and only (?) 1969 BOSS 351

http://home.swbell.net/boss351/mustang/boss1.jpg
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I live in Houston (goes to show High Heat and Humidity your Honor), and installed a perma-cool 16" electric fan. I bought it because it was made in the USA. It was easy to install (about 1 hour). I wanted to: a. cool better and b. free up some horsepower.

Results:
a. my fixed blade fan cooled by about 50% better
b. no really noticible horsepower improvement, not worth sacrificing the coolness of the engine anyways.

Hope that helps.
 
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