Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: N.W. Washington
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.
1968 rs with an old school 354" SB2.2 pump gas motor.
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