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Now, Be Cool has your answer in one of five different radiator series: … Synthetic vs. An electric fan is preferred because when you need a fan the most (at idle or cruising speeds) an electric fan is delivering maximum air independent of engine RPMs. Screw left and right end brackets to fan as shown with 3/8" bolts and flat washers supplied. View Details. (See PHOTO 12.) You can count on us to help you customize your cooling system to the specifications and dimensions you need to fit right and stay cool. When an automotive cooling fan is installed like that, it is not nearly as efficient as it could be. Flex-a-lite invented the Flex Fan and holds the patent for the first electric fan for the automotive aftermarket. Using a Mittler Brothers 4-inch high-throat power drive bead roller, a step bead was completed adjacent to the lower radiator hose outlet area. When locating the opening for the 15-inch flex fan, Alexander took into consideration an allowance of 3/4 inch for engine movement in keeping the gap between the fan and the shroud tight. The Toolbox Cart. Decades ago there were some aftermarket I believe, I’ve seen 2 samples that were not original. Estimated Ship Date: Monday 1/4/2021 if shipped by air. Thickness, Each. Garage, PowerNation Add to Compare. And we proudly make our products in the U.S. Learn how to repair a window channel, make a patch panel, chrome plate fiberglass parts and more in the Exterior Category. Okay, This is a very cut & dry way I went about making a fan shroud. Specials. Alexander transferred all of the dimensions to a fresh sheet of aluminum using a black marker and proceeded onto the fabrication process by first trimming all excess away using a Pexto Model 152-J metal shear. To complete the shroud, the unit was sent off to the powdercoater to have a tasty black wrinkle finish applied. May 23, 2016. Be the first to write a review. Conventional Oil is no longer a debate. It contributes to personal safety by preventing injury from accidental body contact with the fan. Z40091. Hole in the shroud matches the outside tips of the blades. Fan shrouds are the plastic or metal protectors that cover your fan blades. Press plastic control knob onto the thermostat shaft on Flex-a-lite fan shroud. Alexander (while wearing safety glasses) used a reciprocating high-speed air saw to masterfully trim the sides of the shroud as well as the fan opening while the unit was securely fastened in a bench vise. Northern Hurricane Electric Fan Shroud: 25-28" x 14-17", Single 12" Fan: Check for Availability: Will be shipped via: ITEM SHIPS DIRECT FROM MANUFACTURER: $66.95. Z40091. We simply need to know your part number and we can get to work. The shroud also protects the fan blade from debris entering and damaging the fan. Can't get the job done without the right tools. Oil. To begin the Custom Fan Shroud process, bring or ship us your radiator, or email us your drawings, plus a physical picture to mattsonscustomradiator@gmail.com. 2-5/8" 4-1/4" Material. Since the bottom of the fan shroud would be easily seen in the engine bay, a bit of design detail was added to infuse a bit of sex appeal to the otherwise blank area. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Generally 1/2" of gap around the blade is good. INSTALL NEW FAN UNIT 1. One obvious function of the fan shroud is to protect and cover the fan blades from getting hit by debris. With the fan placement issues resolved, it was time to begin measuring for the dimensions of the fan shroud. Drill and secure your fan shroud permanently to the side channels of the radiator based on your previous marking. I made this custom shroud using Assault Racing Products 4522616 16" Electric Fan Shroud for 26" Crossflow Radiator and a 4" wide strip of aluminum stock. And we proudly make our products in the U.S. The shroud also protects the fan blade from debris entering and damaging the fan. Electric Fan and Shroud Kits. NEVER use the radiator as a ground. Add to Cart. Exterior fabrication can be a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be if you follow these tips. Width, 2.625 in. $105.00. Fan shrouds also allow concentrated air to your radiator and ensure optimum engine cooling. See FIG. Since the bottom of the fan shroud would be easily seen in the engine bay, a bit of design detail was added to infuse a bit of sex appeal to the otherwise blank area. Now that we have a basic understanding of what we need to do let's build a shroud. For maximum cooling the electric fan should be mated with a properly fitting fan shroud. Your information will be collected and used in accordance with our  Privacy Policy, Fabricating a Custom Aluminum Fan Shroud - Increasing Airflow. Free Shipping; $262.95. The biggest difference I've noticed is improved cooling at idle and in traffic in really hot weather. Sgt_jarhead Sponsor Fallbrook, CA . Show. Electrolysis can result and it can destroy your radiator. NTHZ42011: Northern Hurricane Electric Fan Shroud: … I did some eBaY searching and found a guy in NY selling lots of pans and the best size I could find to match the mid 80s camaro radiator was a 26x18, It was listed as a 26x18 aluminum pan. 20 watching. Do not tighten yet. Drill a hole through the center of the block of wood corresponding to the fan shroud depth. 5/26 4. Nutone Quiet Test Ventilator 200 CFM Ceiling Exhaust Fan (18) $199. Scottt Drake 64-66 Electric Fan and Shroud Kit for Aluminum Radiators; Larger Image. With the truck being set up to run a 327ci Chevy V-8, his first order of business was to address how to effectively run a 15-inch mechanical fan. The job was completed by deburring all of the trimmed surfaces with an air-driven angle grinder topped with a 50-grit disc followed by a 180-grit disc. Scottt Drake 64-66 Electric Fan and Shroud Kit for Aluminum Radiators. Finally the sides of the shroud were trimmed to allow for the 1-1/4-inch layback of the radiator while also marking for the mounting points of the shroud to the radiator sides at 3 inches and 17 inches from the top of the bottom tank upward on each side. This is especially important when hitting the road during the summer months where weather conditions and sluggish traffic can cause your temp gauge to increase in a flash. 99 / each. Dual 10" Electric Fan & Shroud - 18 1/8 x 20 3/4 x 2 5/8. To work the 90-degree vertical bends into place with a graceful 1-1/2-inch radius a National finger break was used incorporating a custom roller fabricated by Alexander for the job. Check for Radiator Support Rods and Other Potential Contact Points. My coro misc tech adding a fan shroud for bos only electric fan shroud daughter father build 69 800a page 9 design build a fan shroud. Free shipping on many items | Browse your favorite ... 1966 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle Aluminum Shroud with dual electric fans. Products to Compare (max of 3) X. 00 / each. View Details . In obtaining the radiator layback dimension details, the water pump center pin was used as an intersect point from both the bottom of the top tank and bottom tank. Alexander obtained measurements from four main points on the radiator, which included the bottom of the top tank to the bottom of the radiator core, radiator width, the water pump center pin to the radiator fins, and the layback of the radiator. Fan Shroud, Aluminum, Single Fan, 18.375 in. The fan shroud has a number of important functions. Shop By. Nov 16, 2012 at 10:48 PM #1. riotwarrior Supporting Member Supporting Member. 1964-1966 Ford Mustang. Get your welder prepped and ready, cause your'e gonna need it! Mattson's can build a custom fan shroud for your Mattson's Custom Radiator, or your existing radiator. Ford Cars. NTHZ42010: Northern Hurricane Electric Fan Shroud: 15-18" x 17-20", Single 12" Fan: Check for Availability: Will be shipped via: ITEM SHIPS DIRECT FROM MANUFACTURER : $66.95. https://www.powernationtv.com/.../how-to-design-build-a-fan-shroud It's all here in the Tires Category. The Heating & Cooling Category can give you some pointers to keep cool. Cant find a pre-made shroud I like for my radiator. It's no secret that in order to keep your enging from bursting into flames, a good fan is in order. AFTER AN INSTALLATION IS COMPLETED A THOROUGH INSPECTION OF THE INSTALLATION NEEDS TO BE PERFORMED, CONFIRMNG PROPER FAN CLEARANCES AND SHROUD ALINEMENT ARE MAINTAINED. Cooling Accessories, Fans, and Shrouds We offer a wide variety of radiator cooling fans and accessories to help ensure that your cooling system works at peak efficiency. Check out these educational demos on the advantages of using synthetic motor oil in the Oil & Fluids Category. ~22.375" X 20" X ~2" tab to tab out of 16 gauge 6061. The full product line now includes the patented Flex-a-fit aluminum radiators, electric fans, belt-driven fans, oil coolers, Mojave heaters and Flexite windows. View as List Grid. Need tips on tuning your carburetor, converting your vehicle to propane fuel, or just need help installing your cold air kit? Sort By. Material: Aluminum. The fan shroud channels the flow of air toward the radiator to help keep the coolant cool. Flanges are used to bolt it to the shroud. And for good reason; even electric-fan manufacturers will begrudgingly tell you that all things being equal a belt-driven fan with a shroud around … (2) 2 product ratings - New Fan Shroud for Toyota Tacoma 1995-2004 TO3110119 167110C011 1. Working with materials I had laying around, short some trips to the parts store for "shop supplies", I managed to build up an electric cooling fan shroud assembly that fits the bill quite nicely. Many times in order to obtain a certain look a builder must fabricate one-off tools to do the job. The shroud simply allows the largest volume of air to be pulled through the rad (typically in a pull through application). Z40098. Discover the true gearheads of the past and present in the Car Guys Category. Compare These Parts Talk to the Experts. You're going to spend a lot of time inside your ride. Upgrade your ride from bias to radial tires and learn how to build your own beadlock rim for your 4x4. Whether you use radiator electric fans in conjunction with a Champion Cooling product or a separate brand, it's safe to say that you'll be making the right choice when you shop with Ledfoot Racing Inc. Add to Cart. A commonly held thought is that fan blades should recess 50% into the shroud for optimum cooling. He had lots of them. Just remember when you hit the gas the engine rocks some. Add To Cart Dual 10" Electric Fan & Shroud - 18 3/8 x 19 x 2 5/8. Add to Compare. Mattson’s can build a custom fan shroud for your Mattson’s Custom Radiator, or your existing radiator. fan shroud permanently to the side channels of the radiator based on your previous marking. Restore, PowerNation Please remember that not all electric fans are created equal nor do they mount the same. Only choose a mechanical fan over an electric fan if it's your farm tractor. Safety Functions. Call 800.979.0122, 7am-10pm, everyday. Thickness, Each. To complete the update, he incorporated a water pump from a 250ci Chevy to the equation. Part Number: SUM-380457-SH Nothing gives you satisfaction like knowing you built it yourself. We will respond with the information needed to proceed. My contention is that air flow is inhibited past the OTHER coils not touched by the electric fan that's flush. Following with a body hammer, the graceful curve to the bottom of the shroud began to take form when being worked with the custom-made jig as well as other dollies. The smaller gap the more efficient the draw-through will be. It also help protect the fan from road debris, and it reduces turbulence and noise. Fan Shroud, Aluminum, Single Fan, 18.375 in. He measured from the bottom of the top radiator tank to the water pump center pin 8-5/8 inches and marked for a pilot hole, which he drilled out with a 1/8-inch drill bit. To overcome this issue he installed a cast aluminum water pump riser by Zip's, which placed the water pump and mechanical fan 5 inches higher at the front of the engine. Lower Flex-a-lite electric fan unit into place. It was like $7.50 Buy it now, Plus like $3.75 for shipping in the U.S. A traditional or Non-Integrated Shroud is the most common type of shroud and is also the most efficient shroud for creating air flow across the complete radiator core; creating the best cooling application for an electric fan set up. I left the bottom third of the core exposed (I figured the shroud might act as a hinderance at speed due to the high placement of the fan). Part Number: SUM-380457-SH Core Size. From this pilot hole, he then measured 15-3/4 inches around with a ruler to complete the circle opening for the fan. Cooling Fan Shrouds in-stock with same-day shipping. PowerNation There’s more too: If you take the time to effectively seal any gaps between the fan shroud and the radiator, cooling can improve. Joined: Sep 23, 2015 Messages: 183. View and share this list. Sheet metal fan shroud I fabricated for my FFR MK4 build. We are more than happy to build a shroud for your existing Griffin radiator. Building A Custom Fan Shroud - Steel Vs Aluminum. Power-Air Duct Under Mount Air Booster CFM-Compare. Width, 2.625 in. After cutting the holes in the shroud we found the fan never comes on above 45-50 mph, and at lower speeds the fan runs when necessary and the … Vortex Powerfan 6 inch L (7) $205. It started innocently enough by buying an electric fan assembly from a partner for what he gave for it at the Davis swap meet, a whopping $15 or so. Assemble new fan unit 1. Ventilation & Ductwork. In Stock Qty: Add To Cart. NEVER use the radiator as a ground. Free Shipping; Tabs on the side of the shroud attach to the flanges on the radiator side plates with sheet metal screws. We will respond with the information needed to proceed. Garage, PowerNation They're hardcore gearheads, champion racers, and specialist builders. Custom Shroud w/ 14″ Thinline Fan $ 237.50 Add to Cart. Use the remaining six (6) stainless steel machine screws and locking nuts to secure your shroud to the radiator. Add to Cart. Drill a hole in the rad core template that corresponds to the location of the fan's center. Get the best deals on Car & Truck Fan Shrouds when you shop the largest online selection at eBay.com. Estimated Ship Date: Monday 1/4/2021 if shipped by air. By increasing airflow a properly designed fan shroud not only improves the efficiency of your engine, it can also significantly lower its operating temperature. Car Dimensions. Shopping Options. Better Engine Performance By Using Syn. 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