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Unread 10-13-2010, 04:03 PM   #1
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Electric fan

My CJ has a Chevy 350 sb and I want to install an electric fan, but have no idea which setup to go with. I was looking at the dual procomps on ebay. I was also wondering if getting 2 fans 1 front and 1 back of radiator would be a good idea (like a wind tunnel?). any help in this would be very much appreciated.

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Unread 10-13-2010, 04:11 PM   #2
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Search Contour dual fan upgrade and read away. The dual fans off a V6 is a direct fit swap and move something close to 3200 CFM. Stacking fans, one in front pushing with another in rear pulling, is not a great idea.

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Unread 10-13-2010, 04:21 PM   #3
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i did the contur fan upgrade on my 77 cj5 with the amc 304 and its night and day the differance in cooling from the stock mechanical and those 2 fans.
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Unread 10-13-2010, 05:39 PM   #4
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Not to hijack but.... The countor moves around 3200 cfm, what does a cluth fan do?
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Unread 10-14-2010, 08:00 AM   #5
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Ok I'll see what ebay has on this
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Unread 10-14-2010, 08:22 AM   #6
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I am running a Flex-a-lite 575 with their 31165 variable speed controller. Pretty cool setup and moves some serious air.

Flex-a-lite 575 - Flex-a-lite Direct Fit Electric Fans - Overview - SummitRacing.com

Flex-a-lite 31165 - Flex-a-lite Variable Speed Controllers - Overview - SummitRacing.com

Hope this helps.
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Unread 10-14-2010, 10:01 AM   #7
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i picked up my fans from the junk yard for $35 so shop around for the best price befor you buy
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Unread 10-14-2010, 08:58 PM   #8
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For those contour fans, the controlled for them separate from the ECU? I'm going that route, and have one of those painless generic fan switches, but the dual controller would be better. I just don't want to pay $$$$ for a fancy one..
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Unread 10-14-2010, 09:18 PM   #9
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i bought mine from btr
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Unread 10-15-2010, 08:08 AM   #10
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Went with a Tarus single fan. Rated at 4000 CFM. Perfect fit and ran me close to $50.



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Hey Fatman, I don't see anything in there to keep cool.
Your work looks good.
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Unread 10-15-2010, 02:49 PM   #12
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Went with a Tarus single fan. Rated at 4000 CFM. Perfect fit and ran me close to $50.



What year Taurus was it from? 400 CFM seems pretty good and it being a direct replacement. Count me in.

Did you get it from the junkyard? $50 for all you need to get it running?
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Unread 10-15-2010, 03:29 PM   #13
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What year Taurus was it from? 400 CFM seems pretty good and it being a direct replacement. Count me in.

Did you get it from the junkyard? $50 for all you need to get it running?
$50 was for the fan ONLY, wiring, switches, controller, relays, overflow, have close to another $200

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Taurus Sable Electric Cooling Fan
This is a used and tested two speed electric cooling fan from a 91-95 Ford Taurus with the 3.8L engine. This is a popular conversion fan for Jeeps, Mustangs, Hot Rods, and many other vehicles. It moves approximately 4000 CFM of air on the high speed, though I have read claims of even higher output. I have this same style of fan in a 2001 Wrangler and it fits very well, and easily keeps things very cool. Both speeds of the fan have been tested. The dimensions, including mounting tabs, are 22 7/8" wide, 18 7/8" tall, and approximately 4 7/8" deep. It could easily be trimmed to 21"x 17 1/8" x 4 7/8" or maybe even less. The fan has 9 blades and is 16 1/2 inches in diameter. This fan is in good operational condition, and looks good as well. This fan comes with a short pigtail to splice into that plugs into the fan, and both of the clips that hold the plugs together are intact. When I found this fan, the plug connected to the motor had been cut off. I have installed a replacement plug by cutting the wires at staggered lengths, crimping and soldering the connections, and then using three layers of heat shrink tubing. The fan has been disassembled, hand brushed/washed, reassembled, and then tested. The wire loom tubing is new as well as the motor mounting bolts. There are some rub marks on the inside edges of the fan blades that can be seen in the photos. These spots, one on each blade, do not hurt the performance of the fan.

To date, I have sold over 250 Taurus fans on eBay! I have excellent feedback, and for good reason. Buy with confidence. My fans are accurately described, and if there are any cosmetic blemishes, they are fully disclosed. I NEVER use any products that make the motor or plastic look shinier than it's natural state, such as Armor All or even worse, gloss black spray paint. Unfortunately, not every seller can honestly say that.

Feel free to ask questions before bidding. Thanks.

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Unread 10-15-2010, 03:38 PM   #14
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thats a good looking set up fatman. im not bashing you but its not a dirrect fit it dosent cover the entire radiator fins like a stock fan shroud will but the contur fan will. here is a pic of mine as i was wiring it up but you can see it covers the entire radiator like a proper fan shroud should (im not trying to pick a fight or dog your set up so please dont take it that way i was just trying to point out the differance between the 2 setups)

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Unread 10-15-2010, 03:50 PM   #15
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Dual fans also offers redundancy. If one fails you still have the other.
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