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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 14th, 11, 08:18 PM Thread Starter
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Good electric fan(s) and radiator for 400 SBC in a 67

I think I have decided to go with electric fans in my 67 with my new 406. I don't have any of the stock components or an alternator. I know I will have to run a good alternator and do some additional wiring. That doesn't intimidate me. I plan to run a long water pump but haven't bought one yet.

My question is what is a very good fan and radiator set up. I don't want to spend more than I have to but I want good quality parts that will do the job. The car will be a street and strip car with more street. Any suggestions and P/N's if possible would be great.

Also, any recommendations on a good temp controller?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 15th, 11, 02:06 AM
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Re: Good electric fan(s) and radiator for 400 SBC in a 67

Why electric fans? I'm running an Alumitech 68 AC car radiator in my 69 with a 408 and it runs 190 tops in 97 degree weather in traffic or down the highway. That's with a stock clutch fan and shroud. I'm sure it would stay in the same place with temps into 100 but we don't get those often in Iowa.

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Re: Good electric fan(s) and radiator for 400 SBC in a 67

Ditto on the mechanical fan and clutch set up.I am running a 23'' dual 1 1/4'' core Griffen aluminum radiator with the stock 7 blade fan and clutch set up with a 160 thermostat down here in Florida, and I have zero cooling issue's either at idle or doing 70 on the highway with NO overdrive. You do not have to run electric fans to keep your car cool.I highly recommend a fan clutch in a street car setup.

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If u go electric, look at the Black Magic as it is one of the highest cfm electric fans
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Re: Good electric fan(s) and radiator for 400 SBC in a 67

The Black Magic is a decent fan, but the most powerful electric fan out there is off of the Lincoln Mark VIII. No electric fan moves more air than that. You can get a beefed up version of it from Vintage Air with a 18" blade, this fan will get the job done. Here is a link to it, it's the top fan on the page http://www.vintageair.com/catalog10/...Page%2080).pdf

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 17th, 11, 11:51 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Good electric fan(s) and radiator for 400 SBC in a 67

Thanks for the advice so far. I know that there are advantages to the mechanical set up but I have decided on the electrical fan option so that is the way I am going.

Can anyone recommend a good fan/radiator combination for me? Where are good places to look?

Thanks again for the advice.

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 17th, 11, 12:32 PM
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Re: Good electric fan(s) and radiator for 400 SBC in a 67

a stock fan from an 86 Celebrity with a 4 cylinder attached to a crusty old radiator for a 6 cylinder Nova kept my Vortec 355 powered Nova nice and cool.

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Flexalite fan and shroud. Seals to the radiator. Summit has them. I run a 3 row aluminum
radiator, high flow water pump. In 100 degree weather and traffic, It never gets above 190.
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