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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Jul 2nd, 02, 10:29 AM Thread Starter
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Well there are two things that are keeping me from driving my camaro (its been 3 weeks since ive used it ). One would be the fact that the radiator i got, i had to use a custom mounting bracket. So now with the custom mounting bracket a friend made up for it.. while it holds it up, it also stops me from puting a electric fan on it (the bracket goes across the front of it. Now the second thing would be that im having heat problems STILL with my car. It overheats at a stop. Now ive tried to put my old clutch fan back on.. but when i did i noticed the bolts i had for my flex fan were to long to get behind the clutch fan and through to bolt on. Its hard to explain but the clutch/fan part impedes the bolt from getting into the hole. Even if i took the fan part off it wouldnt be enough. My only problem with this is if i DONT use that spacer and go with a smaller bolt, the fan will be to far away. Anyone have any ideas of what to do? I have spent so much money on stuff that this is just the icing on the cake. After all that money it works worse then originally (overheating at stops..bad mounting). If i can solve these two problems then ill be fine. I just need some ideas from you guys. Im not very mechanically inclined, but im willing to try some stuff.

So mainly:

1) Is there a pre made radiator mounting for aftermarket radiators (griffen radiator is what i have) So i can mount it the normal way to the radiator support?

2)How in the heck to get that clutch fan on? Am i looking at it backwards or something...does the back end of the clutch part come off?

Sorry if these are stupid questions but I have tried and im pretty fed up with it. I dont want to go to some shop that does custom work and dish out the cash. I would rather try myself.

Thanks in advance.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Jul 2nd, 02, 03:09 PM
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Can't help you with the aftermarket radiator...never had one.
The clutch fan should not use the spacer between the clutch and the pulley. It is mounted with four studs (about 1" long) which are threaded into the water pump flange. Then, install the pulley and the fan and use nuts and lock washers on the studs. Do you have the fan shroud installed?
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Jul 3rd, 02, 08:10 AM Thread Starter
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yea i have it installed, but i need a new one unfortunatly.. cant believe how much they are. Prob gonna get one from ricksfirst gen along with some other goodies for the car. Thanks for the info btw. Ill prob have this thing all fixed up by today and driving finally. All i really need are radiator supports though. I might be able to make one somehow though...


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