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Join Date: Sep 2015
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Spal, Derale, Flex-A-Lite, or Mishimoto Radiator Fans?
Aside from trying to adapt OEM Fans to our cars, I know many have tried the major aftermarket fans... was wondering what your experience might be with these four (Spal, Derale, Flex-a-Lite, Mishimoto)? Quality, performance, durability, and a manufacturer who stands behind their product are my initial questions. Have you used a big single, a pair of smaller fans, and did they deliver the CFM you needed? Also, did you use a aftermarket ready-made fan controller or did you go custom? And lastly, do you think these four companies are 100% truthful when they state XXXX CFM, knowing that most likely that's a fan rated in a free-standing mode, no radiator or shroud in most cases?
Personally, I'm dealing with a BBC with iron heads, serpentine belts, and Vintage Air. My radiator is a Cold Case with 2-tubes of 1.250" diameter.
Thanks in advance for sharing your experiences.
'69 LeMans Blue Coupe, White Interior, 030" over 454, Super T10 4-Speed, Holley 4150, Pertronix Ignition
CompCams XS274S, 781 Oval Port Heads, PYPES Full 3" SS Exhaust, Hooker Comp Headers, Wilwood Calipers/MC
JGC Steering Box, Helix Uppers/Lowers, ProForged BJs, SpeedHut Gauges, MOMO Steering Wheel, Budnik 17" Wheels