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I've seen a lot of messages going around about installing an electric fan (to gain back some HP). I agree, but when I check the space between the radiator and the water pump pulley there's only about 5 inches and the fans I've seen (Hayden) require more depth. OK, what gives? Is everyone mounting them in front of the radiator (and condenser w/ A/C) or is there a low-profile model available that will fit in the space?

I would appreciate advice from the many who have seem to have done this modification.

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> I've seen a lot of messages going around
> about installing an electric fan (to gain
> back some HP). I agree, but when I check the
> space between the radiator and the water
> pump pulley there's only about 5 inches and
> the fans I've seen (Hayden) require more
> depth. OK, what gives? Is everyone mounting
> them in front of the radiator (and condenser
> w/ A/C) or is there a low-profile model
> available that will fit in the space?

> I would appreciate advice from the many who
> have seem to have done this modification.

> Thanks,

> Steve

Hey guys log on to this site they have got lots of info on zcar mods including the install of an elec. fan. JN
 

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> thoughts out there on a junkyard fan setup
> from some fwd automobile?
I've got a electric fan from my friends 88 escort.It was free so thats why I used it .To put it on my car a 81 280zx na ,I had to drop the a/c compressor(did not work),I held it on with zip ties, an wired it into the switch.I think the Tempo ,Escort,have the same fan.
 

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> Hey guys log on to this site they have got
> lots of info on zcar mods including the
> install of an elec. fan. JN

Steve, if you don't want to go the Pulsar route, Spaal makes a nice piece we put on my '78 280. it's a 16 screwed to a flat aluminum panel(shroud). the fan moves a LOT of air and is mounted between the engine and radiator (because i want to add an intercooler later). it is offset about 2 to the drivers side to clear the water pump and pull some air toward the turbo housing.
 

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Tim -

Thanks for the input on Spaal. But can you tell me more about Spaal? Where do I find it (www.spaal.com doesn't work). Who sells this product? Please help me locate this product, it sounds like just what I want.

Thanks,

Steve

> Steve, if you don't want to go the Pulsar
> route, Spaal makes a nice piece we put on my
> '78 280. it's a 16 screwed to a flat
> aluminum panel(shroud). the fan moves a LOT
> of air and is mounted between the engine and
> radiator (because i want to add an
> intercooler later). it is offset about
> 2 to the drivers side to clear the
> water pump and pull some air toward the
> turbo housing.
 

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Re: Spaal fans

> Tim -

> Thanks for the input on Spaal. But can you
> tell me more about Spaal? Where do I find it
> (www.spaal.com doesn't work). Who sells this
> product? Please help me locate this product,
> it sounds like just what I want.

> Thanks,

> Steve

Steve, mine was purchased and installed at Alamo Autosport in Arlington, Tx. (817) 860-4300. They are available in different sizes and either curved or straight blades. Spaal advertises in some high performance magazines, and they are original equipment on Ferrari and Lambos. mfg in Italy. Oh, you'll need to buy an adjustable temp sender from someone like Pep Boys (around $20)to tell it when you want it to turn on and off. be sure to get the adj with the a/c override if you have a/c. you'll love this setup.
 

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Re: Spaal fans

Tim -

Thanks for details on Spaal fans!

Steve

>Steve, mine was purchased and installed at
> Alamo Autosport in Arlington, Tx. (817)
> 860-4300. They are available in different
> sizes and either curved or straight blades.
> Spaal advertises in some high performance
> magazines, and they are original equipment
> on Ferrari and Lambos. mfg in Italy. Oh,
> you'll need to buy an adjustable temp sender
> from someone like Pep Boys (around $20)to
> tell it when you want it to turn on and off.
> be sure to get the adj with the a/c override
> if you have a/c. you'll love this setup.
 
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