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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 23rd, 18, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
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Radiator Shroud??

I see more and more cars with double electric fans, and no water pump mounted fan, and no cooling shroud, with aluminum radiators, do they cool the engine as well as a regular fan with the shroud. Canít you have the electric fans, and no water pump mounted fan and a radiator shroud and do as well. Just wondering why I see so many classic cars without a water pump mounted fan.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 23rd, 18, 08:02 PM
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When you install Electric fans the mechanical fan is eliminated

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Re: Radiator Shroud??

I tried this set up first and it would not cool the engine. then went to a belt driven fan

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Re: Radiator Shroud??

Vega$69, What I was wondering can you run a cooling shroud in conjunction with the electric fans? That was what I was wondering about. And why do people have the shrouds removed? Is this just recommended when running electric fans?
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 25th, 18, 03:20 AM
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Re: Radiator Shroud??

The electric fans are usually mounted to a shroud, itís just not the factory shroud.

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Re: Radiator Shroud??

Iíve actually used my factory 68 shroud with a fan that fit inside the shroud, actually mounted it to the shroud. Fan was from a Cadillac with a transverse V8, it worked fine, I didnít care for the look too much but it looked stock. I had my reasons but I wanted it to look stock at any rate...lol.

I eventually changed it to a cleaner look, using a 90ís V6 Taurus shroud and fan, it worked great and was super quiet.

You really should use a shroud, It may work without one but wonít be anywhere near max efficiency.
Thatís why I like using a factory fan and shroud, the shroud is designed to flow air and the fans are efficient and quiet.

What I would avoid is a shroud like the one pictured above, those are just killing surface area with that flat panel. Basically the two flaps and the round openings are all you have for airflow. Terrible design. Easy to build, but thatís about it.

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