Yes, the .38 amps is incorrect. I have been in communication with a Spal tech guy and these amps have a larger motor, thus more amps. I have them wired separately, using 60 amp fuses, which is what Spal recommended. This is from Spal...Well good luck with those. I looked at specs and was surprise that one only draw .38 amps
PS- My Monster fan came in - I am almost done with the install but I ran into a snag and had to order a few things that I could not find locally (ring end crimps for 6G wire / and some aluminum flat bar to use as a spacer). I have taken a few pics and will take more once I am done, I will make a post when finished.New Hoses, ALSO installed the modified radiator.
The difference with your monster fan is they redesigned the mounting bracket. The bars that are on mine bend more in towards the fan. Can't wait to hear how the test drive goes! And when I installed my fan and radiator I discovered my water pump was leaking too! HAHA. One gasket shifted on me.Here are some pics of my stuff - Not sexy but decent. Of course I nicked the black paint off the frame of the VA Fan, No Idea how I did that.
I cant detect any difference between what I got and what Willy got so NO clue about the Upgrades they were making???
I have over an Inch of clearance between the Back of the fan and the front of the Engine.
I see that Now that you mention it - Not sure how that's an Improvement but it is a change for sure.The difference with your monster fan is they redesigned the mounting bracket. The bars that are on mine bend more in towards the fan. Can't wait to hear how the test drive goes! And when I installed my fan and radiator I discovered my water pump was leaking too! HAHA. One gasket shifted on me. View attachment 295787
SWING AND A MISS .........
Just got back from my Test Drive. I have some weird results. The car got warmer as I drove and while on the interstate It was up to 212 and seemed to be very slowly creeping. When I got off the interstate and started driving around "IN TRAFFIC" it cooled off a little. I parked it and left it running and cooled a bit also, It dropped to 200ish. When I got on the Hwy it started getting warmer again and when I got home and parked it and let it run it cooled again.
I still have not got to the tuner with this HOWEVER - I am thinking maybe I have too much timing in it? I wanted to ask what you guys think? Bin struggling to get it tuned properly. Right Now Base timing is 19 and total is 38-39 (carberator guy told me to set it there). My Current plan is to drop timing a few degrees and drive again - see if that changes anything? SHould I try raising the timing??? I am just kinda lost right now
I had my Timing Lower originally but the Carb Guy said that was a Big NoNo? I just adjusted it to 22 Base and Ima drive it and see if anything changes?Not sure this helps, but I run my 454 at 14 at idle. Running a Holley 950 carb, MSD controller and distributor. And a 180 free flow thermostat.
What type of temp gauge do you have? Mechanical or electric? Where is the temp sender mounted? Where is the controller mounted?
are you using vacuum advance?I had my Timing Lower originally but the Carb Guy said that was a Big NoNo? I just adjusted it to 22 Base and Ima drive it and see if anything changes?
Temp Gauge is Electric and I tested it for accuracy a few months back.
Sending unit is on the opposite side of thermostat from the Fan Controller in the Intake. - SO they are in the same location next to Stat.
If this don't change anything or it gets hotter Ima drop it to 16 and run it again - trying to figure out if the timing is tripping me up or not??
Yes Vacuum Advance.are you using vacuum advance?
idle timing (initial + vac. adv connected to manifold) should result in 24-26° idle timing.
So like 14-16 intial + 10° vac. advance (limit via mech. stop inhibiting the pin to pull further).
then you should aim for 34-36 total timing, all in at around 3000 rpm.
Again, when crusing, vacuum applies and adds +10°, so you cruise with 44-46.
Thats a starting point.. find your way from there
Don, Even if the fan won't help on the highway, at that high a temp you should hear the fan trying to cool down the temp, yes? Even if for some reason the fan couldn't cool the motor, the fan should come on faster and louder as the temp goes up.Is your fan running at high speed under these conditions of overheating? It should be screaming. Where did you install your temperature sensor for the fan?
Edit: If you are running hot down the highway then the fan is not going to help.