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post #1 of 13 Old 11-01-2011, 11:01 AM Thread Starter
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Electric fan Conversion questions

I did some searching on this site but did not find the info I was looking for.. If I missed it, sorry in advance.

What's a good CFM for our 4.3?
I found a 10" 900CFM fan here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004LOIKVM/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=deceptionofth-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399373&creativeASIN=B004LOIKVM For $15 bucks.

Second question, If I get that fan, should I get two? and is a total of 1800 CFM enough to keep our little engine cool?

Thanks in Advance!!

Oh planning on using a relay kit like this one: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000CN4XWQ/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=deceptionofth-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399369&creativeASIN=B000CN4XWQ

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oops, just noticed I am in the wrong forum, can someone move this to 1st gen or should I repost?
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I have 2 8inch on mine but i did run 1 10inch and it worked just fine
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Thanks Spanky
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I know that 1800 CFM is not enough for a 4.3L. That's the minimum requirement for the 2.2L without A/C. OP, get a Taurus or F-body fan and call it good. You'll spend a lot more money on a new fan that's up to spec than you will for a good OEM fan at the yards. Plus, the shrouds on an OEM fan cool a lot better than a simple circle fan without a large shroud.

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I bought my brand new tarus fan for $78 delivered. So about double what a junkyard part is.. and it is new FWIW.

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The best fan i have found so far is from a Lincoln Mark VIII

They are a 2 speed and pull 4500 CFM.
What i like the most is they have their own built in shroud.
If you want some pics let me know and i will dig some up.


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The best fan i have found so far is from a Lincoln Mark VIII

They are a 2 speed and pull 4500 CFM.
What i like the most is they have their own built in shroud.
If you want some pics let me know and i will dig some up.

Actually, I'm interested, I remember I tried some lincoln car's fan, it was a dual fan setup, with dual speeds but it was about the size of the radiator with the end caps, so it was way to big to fit. Otherwise, that would've been a nice setup. For a 2.2 radiator, the Taurus (95) fan fits nicely, for a 4.3 radiator, a Malibu (2000 ish) dual fan fits it nicely. I'm sure there are other years that are the same, but I'd rather not guess incorrectly.


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The Mark VIII fan measures about 22" x 22" to the outside of the shroud.
will find the pictures tomorrow, they are on my lap top and i left it at work today.


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I found 1 picture of the fan while installing on my car.




Here is on on E Bay
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lincoln-Mark-8-VIII-Electric-2-Speed-Cooling-Fan-NICE-/170719650561?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories &vxp=mtr&hash=item27bfaf2301


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I bought my brand new tarus fan for $78 delivered. So about double what a junkyard part is.. and it is new FWIW.
Was it this one? And if it wasn't, is it just like the other taurus fans? It's a lot cheaper than other new e-fans, if anyone knows if it works please let me know.

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i run one 10 inch efan with out a mechanical fan or shroud and it keeps my v8 plenty cool.
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