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Username Post: cooling fan radiator in 6 cylinder position.        (Topic#361417)
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Reg: 04-01-13
06-18-20 05:24 AM - Post#2796632    

Hello all, I have a 55 chevy with mild 327 short water pump new aluminum downflow radiator in 6 cylinder position. I purchased a 17" steal fan and clutch kit that comes with a 2 inch or so spacer to move it closer to the radiator and into the shroud. a lot of guys say the clutch fan hanging out that far off the water pump is bad. my question is what is everyone else running for a fan then with radiator in 6 cylinder position. thanks. thanks Joe


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06-18-20 05:58 AM - Post#2796637    
    In response to Aldjjm

Here's the setup I had on my 57. Built 350, downflow radiator in 6 cyl position, #772 fan with Hayden #2747 fan clutch, no spacer, no shroud and temperature wise it never even came close to running hot.

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Edited by sz0k30 on 06-18-20 06:00 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

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06-18-20 06:42 AM - Post#2796640    
    In response to Aldjjm

You shouldn't need a spacer with a shroud. The fan blades should be half in and half out of the shroud. With a shroud, it doesn't matter how close to the radiator the fan is. Only that it's located properly in the shroud. The shroud can be cut down if necessary.

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06-18-20 07:22 AM - Post#2796646    
    In response to acardon

Thanks guys the shroud that came with the kit needs the spacer to reach it. Maybe I need a different shroud.

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06-18-20 02:47 PM - Post#2796675    
    In response to Aldjjm

I have the radiator on my 327 in the 6 cyl position and I use two Spal fans with a homemade shroud. The radiator is a Be Cool down flow aluminum and the car never gets ove 180 degrees even on a 100 degree day with A/C on.

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