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Old 07-26-2005, 13:01   #1 (permalink)
Willis
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Correct Fan for a 1963 Ford Galaxie, 427


Good afternoon all,

This is my 2nd attempt at a post, since Google seems to be problematic
with putting posts up today.

I have a 1963 Ford Galaxie 500, with a non original 427 sideoiler (1972
block). The car does not have A/C. The car has a 3-row original
radiator (non-aluminum), and a 6-blade, 18", belt-driven flex fan. The
fan sits approximately 1" from the radiator. The car does not have a
fan shroud. Pics are here - http://photos.yahoo.com/callmewillis

I'm experiencing some overheating while sitting still, and also in a
lot of stop-n-go traffic. Some local Ford experts from 422 Motorsports
in PA suggested that I remove the flex fan and go back to a solid blade
fan. Here are my questions:

Does anyone know what the blade#/style/size/part# is for a solid-fan
for a 1963 big-block Galaxie? Also if so, does anyone know where I can
get one???

If I remove the belt-driven flex fan and go to a solid blade fan, do I
also need to remove the belt-drive system and use a fan clutch? Also,
do I have to use a fan shroud with a solid blade fan, or is it only
recommended?

Thanks!

Jason

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Old 07-26-2005, 14:01   #2 (permalink)
tom
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Re: Correct Fan for a 1963 Ford Galaxie, 427

I have a 66 7 litre with a 428 so it is basically the same car. I am using a
7 blade solid fan with clutch, and a shroud. this has helped alot, but it
still gets hot in 90 degree weather. my next step it to replace the non
stock 3 row radiator with the correct 4 row radiator.
"Willis" <callmewillis@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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>
> Good afternoon all,
>
> This is my 2nd attempt at a post, since Google seems to be problematic
> with putting posts up today.
>
> I have a 1963 Ford Galaxie 500, with a non original 427 sideoiler (1972
> block). The car does not have A/C. The car has a 3-row original
> radiator (non-aluminum), and a 6-blade, 18", belt-driven flex fan. The
> fan sits approximately 1" from the radiator. The car does not have a
> fan shroud. Pics are here - http://photos.yahoo.com/callmewillis
>
> I'm experiencing some overheating while sitting still, and also in a
> lot of stop-n-go traffic. Some local Ford experts from 422 Motorsports
> in PA suggested that I remove the flex fan and go back to a solid blade
> fan. Here are my questions:
>
> Does anyone know what the blade#/style/size/part# is for a solid-fan
> for a 1963 big-block Galaxie? Also if so, does anyone know where I can
> get one???
>
> If I remove the belt-driven flex fan and go to a solid blade fan, do I
> also need to remove the belt-drive system and use a fan clutch? Also,
> do I have to use a fan shroud with a solid blade fan, or is it only
> recommended?
>
> Thanks!
>
> Jason
>



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