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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old Nov 16th, 10, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
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First Camaro!!!

Been lurking on this site for sometime and finnaly pulled the trigger! 1967 Camaro in need of TLC, I drove it home 6.5hrs today!! This is my first Camaro and will be in need of advice many times over. I noticed I will need to address a couple of things soon.
On the freeway the temp. would stay @ 185', but during stops temp would climb to 210 and I would shut it down. Their is no fan shroud and has a clutch fan. I have a new OER shroud I got from owner, but fan is too big for shroud. I was thinking the hot air was not directed at clutch without shroud to get it hot enough to engage? Should I have a clutch fan on this car? It has a newer OER radiator, but the tranny cooler weld is leaking (very small) on top. I think I should buy used parts until I figure out exactly what direction Iím going to go. Ill post the best picture I have of motor and would appreciate any other insight that you see. Thanks for your help and Team Camaro! Nate

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old Nov 16th, 10, 09:05 PM
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Hell ya!!! that must have been one hell of a trip, minus the overheating....I would love to drive mine that far even if I had to stop a few times.....My suggestions would be to get a flex fan for much more air production that along with the shroud might do it....

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By all means keep the clutch part of the fan (if it is operating properly). You may want to change the fan blades out for factory one, then put the shroud on it. I'll bet that will cure the your problem. If the car has antifreeze in it and a good radiator cap, I wouldn't worry about 210 degrees, she ain't hot, yet.

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It has a 350 with Turbo 350, not a high out-put motor feels like around 240 or so, but is fun and sounds good.. has 10 bolt was a I-6 motor says owner, I havent ran the #'s yet.
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Welcome to TC! Yep a properly operating clutch fan should work great but you need the correct fan blade to work with your shroud. The accessory brackets and pulleys have been all changed but it depends on what you want as far as originality. I would recommend you install a PCV valve in the driver side valve cover and run that to the carb and keep the breathers on the pass. side or run a hose to the air cleaner base. There are a number of posts about that if you would like additional reading.

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I think you need a new OEM fan. I see your fan has some bent blades, that is not helping at all. Then get a shroud and make sure the colling system is in the best shape you can get it in. Not having a flex fan for awhile wont hurt you. Ive had cars with shrouds that were flex fans and oem clutch type both work really good for a daily driving stock or mild build small blocks.
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Is this what I need, will my clutch bolt to this fan? Thanks Nate

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You won't find alot of love here for those flex fans. Get a GM fan that fits the shroud, put the shroud on, and I doubt you'll have anymore problems provided the radiator is good. You've got the '69 and later pulley/bracket setup on your car, so you may need a shroud for a 69, not sure.

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Welcome to the Club, Nate. Nice ride indeed and congrats on a trouble free journey home.

You might check the block/deck code under the alternator to check where the engine originated from.

I suspect maybe a late model, mid '80's Monte Carlo, or at least the accessory drive, as it has a smaller sheave on the w/pump pulley for a air pump and the 'tilt' of the fan blades. My '88 MCSS has the same set-up, pulleys and fan blade shape - nothing wrong with it, makes for a quiet fan. You will find older 4.1 & 4.5 Cadillac engines had the same style of fan blade.

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Congrats on the new Mustang eater, I mean camaro. everyone here is awsome at helping.
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Nice first Camaro Nate!


As far as the temps go, it'll help to get the heater hoses off of the passenger side header too!
Run them up higher and clamp them along the wheel tub.

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