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Old 07 Aug 2012, 11:02 pm   #1 (permalink)
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On 07/16/2012 03:57 AM, Steve W. wrote:
> jim beam wrote:
>> i'm researching this, and see multiple reference to people using the
>> fan and shroud from a taurus for their 22r conversion. but i can't see
>> anything referencing /which/ taurus. anyone know the year?
>>
>>

>
> 91-95 unit from a 3.8 Taurus if it's the mod I'm thinking of that uses
> the fan and aftermarket controller.


well, it turns out that indeed, that is the fan most people use, but on
my particular vehicle, there's insufficient room for that fan assembly -
i guess my radiator is slightly thicker than normal and therefore
there's not enough gap. which is a shame because it's a great fit in
terms of width and height.

i've got a working depth of about 3.5" [but would prefer slimmer if
possible]. the supplemental a/c fan from an 88=91 civic is slim at just
over 2", but it's only about 10" diameter - just too gutless. any other
thoughts on slim oem fans of higher cfm that might be adapted?


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Old 08 Aug 2012, 08:43 am   #2 (permalink)
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jim beam wrote:
> On 07/16/2012 03:57 AM, Steve W. wrote:
>> jim beam wrote:
>>> i'm researching this, and see multiple reference to people using the
>>> fan and shroud from a taurus for their 22r conversion. but i can't see
>>> anything referencing /which/ taurus. anyone know the year?
>>>
>>>

>> 91-95 unit from a 3.8 Taurus if it's the mod I'm thinking of that uses
>> the fan and aftermarket controller.

>
> well, it turns out that indeed, that is the fan most people use, but on
> my particular vehicle, there's insufficient room for that fan assembly -
> i guess my radiator is slightly thicker than normal and therefore
> there's not enough gap. which is a shame because it's a great fit in
> terms of width and height.
>
> i've got a working depth of about 3.5" [but would prefer slimmer if
> possible]. the supplemental a/c fan from an 88=91 civic is slim at just
> over 2", but it's only about 10" diameter - just too gutless. any other
> thoughts on slim oem fans of higher cfm that might be adapted?
>
>


What part of the taurus unit is hitting ? And what is it hitting ?



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Old 08 Aug 2012, 10:22 am   #3 (permalink)
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On 08/08/2012 06:43 AM, Steve W. wrote:
> jim beam wrote:
>> On 07/16/2012 03:57 AM, Steve W. wrote:
>>> jim beam wrote:
>>>> i'm researching this, and see multiple reference to people using the
>>>> fan and shroud from a taurus for their 22r conversion. but i can't see
>>>> anything referencing /which/ taurus. anyone know the year?
>>>>
>>>>
>>> 91-95 unit from a 3.8 Taurus if it's the mod I'm thinking of that uses
>>> the fan and aftermarket controller.

>>
>> well, it turns out that indeed, that is the fan most people use, but
>> on my particular vehicle, there's insufficient room for that fan
>> assembly - i guess my radiator is slightly thicker than normal and
>> therefore there's not enough gap. which is a shame because it's a
>> great fit in terms of width and height.
>>
>> i've got a working depth of about 3.5" [but would prefer slimmer if
>> possible]. the supplemental a/c fan from an 88=91 civic is slim at
>> just over 2", but it's only about 10" diameter - just too gutless. any
>> other thoughts on slim oem fans of higher cfm that might be adapted?
>>
>>

>
> What part of the taurus unit is hitting ? And what is it hitting ?


the back of both the shroud and the motor push up against the water pump
spindle, the power steering pulley, the belt and the tensioner. i can't
trim any more off the shroud as the fan hub sticks forward too far and
would touch the rad. and there's no benefit to trying to remove the
rear shroud guard because it doesn't change the fact that the motor's
sticking back too far.

the only solutions i can see are:

1. get a slimmer radiator, which i don't want to do because i drive this
vehicle up in the mountains, and at altitude, the air gets thin and it
needs the heat exchanger efficiency.

2. get a slimmer fan.

i'm going to go junkyard surfing this weekend to see what i can find,
but thought i'd ask!


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Old 08 Aug 2012, 07:50 pm   #4 (permalink)
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jim beam wrote:
> On 08/08/2012 06:43 AM, Steve W. wrote:
>> jim beam wrote:
>>> On 07/16/2012 03:57 AM, Steve W. wrote:
>>>> jim beam wrote:
>>>>> i'm researching this, and see multiple reference to people using the
>>>>> fan and shroud from a taurus for their 22r conversion. but i can't see
>>>>> anything referencing /which/ taurus. anyone know the year?
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>> 91-95 unit from a 3.8 Taurus if it's the mod I'm thinking of that uses
>>>> the fan and aftermarket controller.
>>> well, it turns out that indeed, that is the fan most people use, but
>>> on my particular vehicle, there's insufficient room for that fan
>>> assembly - i guess my radiator is slightly thicker than normal and
>>> therefore there's not enough gap. which is a shame because it's a
>>> great fit in terms of width and height.
>>>
>>> i've got a working depth of about 3.5" [but would prefer slimmer if
>>> possible]. the supplemental a/c fan from an 88=91 civic is slim at
>>> just over 2", but it's only about 10" diameter - just too gutless. any
>>> other thoughts on slim oem fans of higher cfm that might be adapted?
>>>
>>>

>> What part of the taurus unit is hitting ? And what is it hitting ?

>
> the back of both the shroud and the motor push up against the water pump
> spindle, the power steering pulley, the belt and the tensioner. i can't
> trim any more off the shroud as the fan hub sticks forward too far and
> would touch the rad. and there's no benefit to trying to remove the
> rear shroud guard because it doesn't change the fact that the motor's
> sticking back too far.
>
> the only solutions i can see are:
>
> 1. get a slimmer radiator, which i don't want to do because i drive this
> vehicle up in the mountains, and at altitude, the air gets thin and it
> needs the heat exchanger efficiency.
>
> 2. get a slimmer fan.
>
> i'm going to go junkyard surfing this weekend to see what i can find,
> but thought i'd ask!
>
>


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http://www.blowsand.com/truck/fan/

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