The fans were alot, they like to gouge you for junk these days. The fans were $19 each, and the switch was $16, quick math, comes to $54. More than I thought it would cost but still cheaper and more fun than buying an already made kit for it.
Nice work, looks good! If someone hasn't already done so, I do hereby certify you as a Shadetree Mechanic, First Class! So what wrecking yards do you frequent? Windsor? Or is that a Shadetree secret? /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
Looks like a great bang for the buck.Any reason you couldn't reverse the wires and make it a puller instead of a pusher?According to the research I've done lately,pullers mounted on the engine side of the radiator cool better than pushers..
how have you attached the temp switch to the radiator? is it just resting against it?
Damn, ive got an almost new water heater in the garage, and to think i was ready to trash it ,because in my ignorance , i thought i had no use for it. So now ive got half the parts needed, all i gotta do is find some fans.
As I was rumaging thru the local Junk Yard getting some misc items and I looked for some electric fans. Found an after market one plus some very nice ones in the Chevy Cavalier. I asked about the price..............$30! Each! He said that was a good deal. I wanted to stay under $20, but offered $25 and he said no. I just walked away a little irrated /forums/images/icons/mad.gif. Oh well I'll look again later /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
I use an electric pusher fan in a similar way to how you did it, only it's not enough to cool a hot 351c by itself if sitting in traffic on a hot day, even with a huge Be-Cool aluminum radiator. On a cooler motor it would be fine. Anyway, do yourself a favor and wire in a manual switch to turn that fan on without the termostat cause you might need to someday. I have found those types of thermostats to be worth exactly what they cost, which ain't much!