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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old Apr 17th, 07, 08:15 PM Thread Starter
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slim line dual radiator fan

Anybody have any recommendations on a slim line dual radiator fan for a 1st gen Camaro?

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Re: slim line dual radiator fan

Flex-a-lite 210 dual 12" fans. It only pulls @ 20amps, moves @2500 cfm, and has it's own shroud for about $250.


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Re: slim line dual radiator fan

I'm currently running a Perma-Cool 16" fan pulling 2950 without a shroud. Would the Felx-a-lite 210 be better since it has a shroud? My 16" was great till I added my ProCharger. Now I think the intercooler is hindering the flow of air through the radiator.

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I have dual Spal fans. They are really tight.
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Re: slim line dual radiator fan

The 210 is too big for my radiator. The radiator core measures 18" x 22". The 210 requires 15 1/2" x 26 1/4".

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Re: slim line dual radiator fan

In that case either get or make a shroud for your existing fan. It moves enough air just not through the whole radiator.


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Re: slim line dual radiator fan

I have the 23" wide radiator in my car. (a 1969 Camaro). This is the BBC radiator. I recently installed a Flex-A-Lite Black Magic Extreme fan. It is The FLX-180. It comes with it's own shround and does not interfere with the water pump. The universal mounting brackets definitely do not make the fan look correct but hey the thing fits, it's one huge fan and it flows 3300 CFM. The built in shroud covers nearly the whole radiator. Maybe an inch or so shows on each side and maybe 1/4 inch top or bottom. Nice fit!!

You can buy it at Summit or Jegs. It took longer for me to figure out how to mount it with those ugly & stupid brackets than it did to install the wiring on it. The wiring was easier than I thought. It only draws 18 Amps unlike the Lincoln Mark VIII fan which could be as much as 100 Amps on start up and requires a separate controller. I run the adjustable thermostat on mine and I like it so far.

The price has jumped up about $50 or $60 since I bought mine about three months ago. Here are the Summit & Jegs links

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Re: slim line dual radiator fan

Here's the dual spal setup on my SBC. Worked great.


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Re: slim line dual radiator fan

Thanks for the input. I decided to go with the Flex-A-Lite Black Magic Extreme FLX-180. I will let you guys know how it works out.

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Here's the dual spal setup on my SBC. Worked great.

Where did you get your spal fan set-up?
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Where did you get your spal fan set-up?
It was originally part of the BeCool setup I had in the car. I had issues with the radiator and bought a Alumitech radiator and had them install the mounting bolts on the radiator to fit the fans. That way there were no overhanging brackets on top of the radiator. I believe Jegs or Summit sell just the fans and wiring kits.

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Re: slim line dual radiator fan

I installed the Flex-A-Lite Black Magic Extreme FLX-180 and I'm still having issues with the system running hot. I'm currently running a large hot water restrictor instead of a thermostat. It's the same one I ran before the Procharger and it worked fine then. The water never got over 190. Now it's running 220. I think I'll try a smaller restrictor.

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Re: slim line dual radiator fan

4th Gen T/A dual setup. Cheap from your local yard. Fits well on a 28-31" radiator. Draws only around 20 amps. 2500 cfm.

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4th Gen T/A dual setup. Cheap from your local yard. Fits well on a 28-31" radiator. Draws only around 20 amps. 2500 cfm.
That's what I'm running. I'm running a stock style 4-core radiator, and trimmed down a '99 Camaro SS (Z28 & T/A are the same) fan shroud to fit. I still need to make some brackets--it's zip tied right now. One neat trick for dual fans is to wire them with a 3 relay setup just like the 4th Gen. The third relay switches the fans between running in series and parallel, giving you two speeds. In the low speed mode, the fans use half the power and make half the noise.



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Rodder - Care to give a little more info on how you did this ?? schematic or simple pencil drawing ??? I was thinking about using the new SPAL controller.

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