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post #1 of 5 Old 08-16-2013, 04:56 AM Thread Starter
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Cooling fan help

My mechanical fan blew apart on me yesterday while driving. Thankfully didn't hurt Anything else. But I don't wanna run another for obvious reasons. So the ford Taurus fan seems to be an easy target. I've done lots of researching and I was just wondering if I could run power to a 3 way switch for high/low/off. And just run a 40a in line fuse with 8g wire and call it a day and not need all the relays and what not. Am I missing something?



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post #2 of 5 Old 08-16-2013, 05:47 AM
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Several of my Plymouth hot rod friends are using the Taurus two speed

fan hooked up just as you decribed. All working good....
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post #3 of 5 Old 08-16-2013, 06:28 AM Thread Starter
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Several of my Plymouth hot rod friends are using the Taurus two speed

fan hooked up just as you decribed. All working good....
Might just try it. I'm 2.5 hours away from home so its better than nothing lol


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My mechanical fan blew apart on me yesterday while driving. Thankfully didn't hurt Anything else. But I don't wanna run another for obvious reasons. So the ford Taurus fan seems to be an easy target. I've done lots of researching and I was just wondering if I could run power to a 3 way switch for high/low/off. And just run a 40a in line fuse with 8g wire and call it a day and not need all the relays and what not. Am I missing something?
I doubt you will find an automotive type switch that will carry the current that those fans draw.

Use a relay.

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I doubt you will find an automotive type switch that will carry the current that those fans draw.

Use a relay.
True. Think 30 for low 40 for high into a 3 way switch.


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