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StAndrew 06-26-2010 06:54 AM

Radiator Replacing fan with Electric Fan
 
Ive been doing some research and foud this:

http://www.samsonfab.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=11

Im wondering if anyone else tried this and can offer some tips/pointers. Thanks!

Got Taco? 06-27-2010 01:53 AM

I installed it in May (with pics from my post) and I'm on my 6th full tank of gas since install. More throttle response especially freeway speeds, better mpg... sorry no numbers only the fact that I fill up less often with my tank taking me farther. Simple straight forward and I think it was about 2 hours for install but that number may be less since I also replaced my radiator and thermostat too. Worth the money.

ToucanV13 06-27-2010 03:56 AM

I been wanting to do this, suppose it couldn't hurt on a 2nd gen too :notsure:

StAndrew 06-28-2010 10:00 AM

Awsome, thanks for the pics! That fan is pretty dam'ed expensive! How was the difficulty level for the install? Any mods you had to do or was it a simple bolt on. Also, how did you adjust the temp thresh holds for the fan (or do they come pre-adjusted)?

Got Taco? 06-28-2010 11:17 AM

Installation is simple. One thing that may be different from my install is that I had the radiator removed which gave me more space to work with. Shouldn't make that much difference. As for the adjustable thermostat........ I tinkered with it a few times and found that it works just fine dead center. Since the probe for the thermostat needs to be within the specified 18 inches of the radiator, I mounted my thermostat control box onto the heat shield of my CAI since the firewall would have placed it further than 18 inches. Other than that, I like the fact that replacement parts are available for this fan. Hope this is of some help.

vantaco 11-10-2010 10:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by StAndrew (Post 1908827)
Ive been doing some research and foud this:

http://www.samsonfab.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=11

Im wondering if anyone else tried this and can offer some tips/pointers. Thanks!

i'm looking at doing this too, i emailed Sam with a couple questions on the wiring and controls

Got Taco? - which kit did you get? looks like you have the aluminum brackets vs the plastic ones

Got Taco? 11-14-2010 01:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vantaco (Post 2372493)
i'm looking at doing this too, i emailed Sam with a couple questions on the wiring and controls

Got Taco? - which kit did you get? looks like you have the aluminum brackets vs the plastic ones

I have the Flex-a-lite 675. It came with the double aluminum brackets.

JDBECK23 11-14-2010 06:37 AM

sorry to thread hijack, but Got Taco's not receiving PMs.... What step bars are those Got Taco??

vantaco 11-14-2010 03:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Got Taco? (Post 2384417)
I have the Flex-a-lite 675. It came with the double aluminum brackets.

how do you find the thermostate and the themp sensor?

WhatThePho? 11-14-2010 04:44 PM

I'm currently piecing together a Ford Mark 8/ Thunder bird 2 speed fan swap. Got the fan already just need the Relay from "The Hollister Road Company." And I'm debating on making a custom aluminum shroud or just use the stock plastic one and cut the ford fan up to fitting.

Got Taco? 11-14-2010 06:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JDBECK23 (Post 2384595)
sorry to thread hijack, but Got Taco's not receiving PMs.... What step bars are those Got Taco??

They're SmittyBuilt.

Got Taco? 11-14-2010 06:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vantaco (Post 2385915)
how do you find the thermostate and the themp sensor?

The thermostat controller and the temp probe came with the fan as a complete kit from Summit Racing when I ordered it.


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