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Ok here's the problem, I have a 67, 427 with about 500 miles on a complete rebuild. The radiator received a new core at the same time and I'm running a 160 thermostat. The car runs about 180 degrees while moving but, as soon as you stop in traffic the temp will run right up to 220 or more if you don't get the car shut off or moving very quick. I tried to take the cheap way out and bought an off brand electric fan off e-bay.:smack What a JOKE!!! When the fan gets hot it spins so slow that it's worthless. My question is what type of fans are you guys using to keep these things cooled down. Where is a good place to order one? I would like to take the fan off the engine. Is anyone having any luck doing this? The radiator core measures aprox 22" X 16".
 

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The Cooling problem has been solved :D . I tried to install a SPAL dual 11 inch fan but ran into clearance issues. What I ended up with was a Flex-a-Lite single 16 inch with a full shroud part number 180. This fan fits like it was made for the car and moves 3300 CFM of air. My temp now will not go over 200 even sitting in traffic. :partyon: If anyone else is thinking about going to an electric fan and would like pictures of the install let me know and I'll try to post some.
 

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Nice job, I'd like to see some pictures if possible.
 

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Pics of a 67 427 Vette.. Hell Yeah post pics!!!:partyon:
 

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I have not had time to get pictures just yet, but I will try to within the next day or so. I just got back from running the car and I'm very happy with this setup. the car now runs cooler setting in traffic than it does running down the highway at 65 mph. :cheers:
 

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Here are some pictures of the fan install. I didn't install the thermostat that came with the unit so that I could controll the cooling myself. What I did was wire it up using a relay and a toggle switch.

Specifications-
Part #: 180 Puller
Mounting Surface Required: 21 1/2" x 17 1/2" x 4 3/16"
Fan Assembly Diameter: 16”
Fan RPM @13.5VDC: 2450
Number of Blades/Fan Blade Angle: 8/variable
Airflow-Cu. Ft./Min. at 0º Static Pressure: 3300
Amp Draw: 18
Mounting System: Universal Brackets
Adj. Thermostat 160º-240º: Yes
Air Conditioning Relay: Yes

X-treme Replacement Parts (available for purchase separately)
Part # Description
30318-Motor
30331-Control Module
30159-Fan Blade
30078-Thermostat







 

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FREEKIN SWEET!!! :partyon: :partyon: :partyon:
 

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Sounds like what I need for my 84...with the air on stuck in 95degree Florida traffic if I let it, it would get to 230, not what I'm looking for. And I just installed a BeCool Rad.
 

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Same problem

I am new to Corvettes and have plenty of questions, but I will start slow. I was in the market for that Muscle car that I could never afford to buy when I was a kid. I was not looking for a vette but I found a guy who really needed to sell a 66. He restored the car about 15 years ago, and replaced the original 327 with a rebuilt 427. The car really looks great, and runs strong but I am having the same cooling issue as you did. One thing that I am not sure of is if the guy who restored the car replaced the small block radiator with the larger big block core? How can I tell?
 

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I am having the same cooling issue as you did. One thing that I am not sure of is if the guy who restored the car replaced the small block radiator with the larger big block core? How can I tell?
BB rads have side tanks and no expansion tank. SB rads have no tanks BUT they are superior to brass BB rads in cooling capacity (factory cost saving error).
 
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