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Username Post: 1953 235 water pump        (Topic#351511)
jb166 
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06-11-18 09:38 AM - Post#2736592    

good day guys, I have a question, I had a real bad water leak front of he engine, I removed the water pump because I think I ll try new one to see if that fixes the issue, question is how does the fan come off? Mine seems stuck I removed the 4 small bolts and I don't want to force it and break something, thanks

1953 4 dr Cheverolet Belair
235 coverted 12 volt
Power Glide


 

jb166 
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06-11-18 10:58 AM - Post#2736599    
    In response to jb166

ok I got it, pb blaster and a Puller ,

1953 4 dr Cheverolet Belair
235 coverted 12 volt
Power Glide


 
rrausch 
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06-11-18 11:02 AM - Post#2736601    
    In response to jb166

Inspect it carefully for any cracks at the base of the fan blades. Even if you don't find a crack, if it is the original fan you might consider buying a new one, as when an old fan blade breaks off it's not a pretty sight. That happened to me in 1990. Fortunately the fan blade stabbed into an inner fender instead of coming up through the hood.

1953 210 Convertible, 261 with dual Carter YF 966S carbs, P.S., Remote Bendix P.B. Booster... shade-tree restoration about done.




 
tommy49 
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06-11-18 11:28 AM - Post#2736603    
    In response to rrausch

Here's the old fan from my 216:





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Bel Air kiwi 
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06-12-18 04:59 PM - Post#2736753    
    In response to tommy49

Hi Tommy, great save there. I don't recall where I heard it but it's a lot more common than it should be.

One guy suggested not to put the 216 fan on the later smaller water pump pulleys as it will be spinning faster and therefore even more likely to fail.

Hi Robert, Bit of luck there too for you, not having it mess up the hood. Do you think a simple shroud would have caught it.
I won't use the old bimetal flexi fans for the same reason of cyclic failure chucking a blade.
The latest plastic ones are much safer but kinda don't look right.

Cheers Kiwi

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Edited by Bel Air kiwi on 06-12-18 05:03 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
rrausch 
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06-12-18 08:46 PM - Post#2736788    
    In response to Bel Air kiwi

I don't know Kiwi. Scared the crap out of me when it happened--I was doing about 65 on a So. Cal Freeway, and the vibration was severe.

1953 210 Convertible, 261 with dual Carter YF 966S carbs, P.S., Remote Bendix P.B. Booster... shade-tree restoration about done.




 
2blu52 
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06-13-18 08:04 AM - Post#2736820    
    In response to rrausch


Hi Robert, Bit of luck there too for you, not having it mess up the hood. Do you think a simple shroud would have caught it.
I won't use the old bimetal flexi fans for the same reason of cyclic failure chucking a blade.
The latest plastic ones are much safer but kinda don't look right.

Cheers Kiwi

I doubt it, when one of those blades decide to leave home it goes and would probably take a simple shroud with it. One made of tank armor might work though.

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