63 Electric Radiator Fan suggestions

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omc4u
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63 Electric Radiator Fan suggestions

Post by omc4u » Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:35 pm

Hello all, I am in need of suggestions from has anyone who has installed an Electric fan on a bird with AC? I bought a Derale twin electric fan model 16833 hoping it would fit but the overall depth is 4 1/2 inches. After installing the condenser, and the radiator there is no way this fan is going to fit between the radiator and the fan 3 groove pulley. Thoughts, and suggestions other than take the AC out is greatly appreciated.

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Re: 63 Electric Radiator Fan suggestions

Post by bbogue » Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:09 am

You might try Cooling Components Inc. They show 2 for our cars, one with 2 5/8” clearance required. My bro-in-law has one of their fans on a kit car and likes it. Good luck.

Bill

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Here’s a link to a video that may be helpful.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OOEf5VwqMcM
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Re: 63 Electric Radiator Fan suggestions

Post by bbogue » Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:31 am

If you’re fighting overheating you might take a read of this thread...rather long.
https://www.vintagethunderbirdclub.net/ ... 23&t=12404
Fan and radiator are probably the most important but there are other things that can help as well.

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Re: 63 Electric Radiator Fan suggestions

Post by omc4u » Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:57 pm

Thanks everyone, I have a shroud on the way and will order a fan and clutch for it.

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Re: 63 Electric Radiator Fan suggestions

Post by Gagarin » Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:16 am

I just went through this on my 63. I doubled my clearance issues by installing a 3" aluminum radiator from Wizard cooling. Of course I never put all these pieces together in my head before I ordered it? Duh!

I digress, Derale makes a 16" fan which if I remember right I had just a hair under 3" betwixt the radiator and the pulley, this unit fit at 2 5/8"

Part number is DER-16217, I reviewed options on the Derale site and went to Summit for reviews and the like. I purchased the Derale fan controller but ended up pitching it in the trash and buying a generic fan controller from Painless Performance, my apologies but I cannot locate the P/N for the controller.

Anyway, it all works!

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