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The fan thing
I have a Derale looking electric fan with a 12 inch blade. It really blows the air but I haven't been running it solo and I have no idea how many cfm's it puts out. Until now I have left my rigid blade fan on the water pump. I would just use the electric fan between runs or sometimes I needed to fire it up idling in the pits waiting to go because my temp would want to creep up while idling. The fan motor on my electric is not a pancake style and its really long which makes the fan thick. Because of this It will only fit in front of my radiator. I just took my rigid blade fan off to see if I could offset the electric fan and fit it behind the radiator but no joy.

The tranny cooler thing
I have a B & M cooler that is a foot square and mounts in front of the radiator. Obviously, I can't use this in front of the radiator now because I now have an electric fan sitting there. I went and got a Permacool frame rail type trans cooler but I'm not sure if it will cool enough because its only 20" x 2.5" x .75" thick(2 rows of tube). It also has some big round ends on it and theres no way my hook up hoses will fit on those. If I use the frame rail cooler I will have to adapt it somehow. If I use the B & M cooler I will have to find an electric fan that is less than 3 inches thick that will fit behind my radiator and still pull enough air to keep the thing cool. I could get by with exactly 3 inches thick if I cut some off my water pump shaft stub.

What do I do with all this mess?



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You could try the Hot Rod Air fan. It flows 2500 cfms I think and it clears the water pump. Comes with a built in shroud too. With that 8" converter you're putting in I think you'd need more cooling capacity than the frame rail cooler can give ya.

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The Ford Racing catalog has a front cover and short water pump assembly for a serpentine belt that would give you the room you need. You'd have to some mods like changing pulleys, moving your radiator inlet, among others I'm sure. Basically you'd be redesigning the front of the motor but I think the end result would be good. Check it out: Pg. 81 of the 2001 catalog part#M-8501-A50 there's also a short V-belt pump M-8501-E351.

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