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Old 05-01-2005, 05:25   #1 (permalink)
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Clevo & AU twin thermos

Some more shots of the recent mods I have completed.

1st shot is fans which fit like a glove after cutting off AU mounting brackets and some room for the top radiator hose



2nd shot is the variable thermo switch mounted near top radiator hose for sensor install into top hose and 40 amp relay to handle high current draw of these fans. Did the wiring myself but blew the 20 amp in line fuse I installed on first run of fans so got auto electrician to install 30 amp fusible link - fixed now



3rd shot is fuel regulator mounted on back of drivers side shock tower. Careful positioning allows me to get a spanner and allen key to perform pressure adjustments. Fuel line goes straight accross to carby inlet on Edelbrock 800cfm vac sec

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Damn you've been busy! Nice pics. They should give people a few idea's inc myself.
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Yeah those AU fans are awsome had some fitted myself last week, keep things.... well "cool"'s not the word.... stable. When mine was done we had to "modify" the plastic a little but damn they are a nice fit!
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Agree, I fitted mine about 6mths ago, they are great.
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Old 05-01-2005, 16:21   #5 (permalink)
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saem setup exactly as mine, looks good doesnt it!! the au fans fit in like they're made for it and they work a treat!!!
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Old 05-01-2005, 16:47   #6 (permalink)
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whats the price on setting up those?
also what drain do the put on the electrical system.
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Old 05-01-2005, 22:00   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Clevo & AU twin thermos

I run each fan on it's own circuit with 30A fuse with one set to go at 60C and the other at 75C. Each fan turns on its own light under my dash so I know what is going on. I've also wired another temperature sensative switch (90C) to a reversing alarm I have mounted under the bonnet, for added insurance.

I found that the stock 60A alternator on my XE couldn't keep up with the fan's current demands so I installed a 120A alternator ("Agricultual use only"), otherwise the fans would slowly drain my big 650A battery. I think AU's came with an 85A unit from the factory to handle these magnificant fans. You can't use the AU alt because the pulley design is all different.
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might stick with the pully fan for now.
maybe do the mod later when i have more funds available.
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my XE alt is working fine with au fans...

rhett that reversing sensor is a damn good idea mate!! will be in the fal within a couple weeks :) cheers
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Personally I would not use a capillary temperature switch . I would prefer to take the Ford approach.

I encounter capillary switches almost daily on steam sterilisers and panflushers. I have found the following:

They do not hold their settings well and when they drift they usually drift so as the switching temperature is higher.

The capillary tubes are reasonably fragile and are subject to fatigue, corrosion and mechanical damage. If the capillary is damaged the switch can not operate.
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