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Anyone ever had any luck straightening out a bent fan? I have a friend with a 72 BB fan with the little tips. Seems that when shoved inside the shroud, it gets bent. I have always heard that it is narey impossible, but no one makes this fan.
 

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Anyone ever had any luck straightening out a bent fan? I have a friend with a 72 BB fan with the little tips. Seems that when shoved inside the shroud, it gets bent. I have always heard that it is narey impossible, but no one makes this fan.
Offhand I would say no, you can't. But, anything is possible. How bad is it bent?
 

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I have yet to see it. It is the 72 BB with the tips. I believe all the tips are bent.
You know bro, I would try http://www.pipersauto.com/. He is a canabalizer and has just about everything ....

He is a grouchy old bastard :laughing: but knows his Vette parts! :thumbsup:

Hope it helps!
 

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SH!T!!! Yep, got crazy and now I feel like a total jackass. Getting on the freeway Thursday - thought I'd show off for my brother - dropped it into second and dumped the clutch - did a 360 and ended up in the median. Bent the fan and crunched up the front end some. Never again. Thanks B2B for trying to help me out. Here it is:

 

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that don't look all that bad, I would try and bend them back with a lil heat. just go slow and be sure and get them all the same. Its not a thermonuclear reactor or a swiss watch, but they need to be as close as possible to prevent a new vibration.
Or take the oportunity to snatch the mechanical fan and clutch and go electric
 

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IF you do decide to heat and bend the tips, clean all the paint off first, then look very carefully for cracks. I'd use a magnifier. It'd be a real bite to get everything straight and looking good, then throw a tip thru the hood.

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IF you do decide to heat and bend the tips, clean all the paint off first, then look very carefully for cracks. I'd use a magnifier. It'd be a real bite to get everything straight and looking good, then throw a tip thru the hood.

Tim

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I couldn't agree more. No way would I put that fan back in service. That, IMHO, is a disaster waiting to happen, not only could you throw it through the hood, you could lose your radiator as well. I would also be suspect of the water pump, it may have taken a fatal shot ....

Not trying to be doomsday here, but that is just the way I see it. Do you have any insurance coverage because it was an accident?
 

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I couldn't agree more. No way would I put that fan back in service. That, IMHO, is a disaster waiting to happen, not only could you throw it through the hood, you could lose your radiator as well. I would also be suspect of the water pump, it may have taken a fatal shot ....

Not trying to be doomsday here, but that is just the way I see it. Do you have any insurance coverage because it was an accident?
:agree: Listen to them John. I know it's worth $300, but it's still trash. Don't make me drive out there and install a restrictor plate.:rolling:
 

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Thanks and you're right. When I had it off to blast and paint it a couple months ago it already had a slight crack in one of the blades before my little trip through the weeds. Maybe I should consider a Jeep instead.

I think I'm going to just put another fan on it for now but I sure would like to find another stocker somewhere. Been checking ebay.
 

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Just called him and he said he had a guy at Bloomington that would look and give me a call back tomorrow. Nice guy. Thanks rjent! I'll let you know what happens.
 
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