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Iguana

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I've seen similar questions posed in the past, but the threads are old and I'm hoping someone figured something out. I recently bought a shroud and Spal electric fan that is made to mount to my Champion radiator but measurements show I'll need a little more space. Other than an electric water pump, has anyone found any other solutions? An electric pump is more than I want to get into right now. It's on a 440. Thanks

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It’s definitely close but, a shroud with provisions for offset double fans may work.
I’m running dual Spal electric fans on mine with a controller. These pix may give you an idea. Good luck Iguana
 

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I've seen similar questions posed in the past, but the threads are old and I'm hoping someone figured something out. I recently bought a shroud and Spal electric fan that is made to mount to my Champion radiator but measurements show I'll need a little more space. Other than an electric water pump, has anyone found any other solutions? An electric pump is more than I want to get into right now. It's on a 440. Thanks

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Probably too late, but why are you putting in electric fans? Get rid of that knife cutting fan and put in the factory fan and shroud.
 

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It’s definitely close but, a shroud with provisions for offset double fans may work.
I’m running dual Spal electric fans on mine with a controller. These pix may give you an idea. Good luck Iguana
Seems like a few people have got the dual fan setup to fit. That's the direction I think I'll try next if I can't get what I have to fit. Thanks
 

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Probably too late, but why are you putting in electric fans? Get rid of that knife cutting fan and put in the factory fan and shroud.
I have the Holley Sniper system which will control the electric fan. I like mixing old and new and seeing how efficient it can get.
 

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I have the Holley Sniper system which will control the electric fan. I like mixing old and new and seeing how efficient it can get.
Something to think about, with just one fan it’s on or off. With dual ( and controller) fan 1 can come on at a given temp, fan 2 at a higher temp. Same with cycling off. With one big fan, it seems to pull a lot of amps. I don’t notice when my fans go in and out. Worst case, it does look like a factory shroud and fan would fit. Just looking at the pic. Good luck Iguana
 

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I've had this pair for a long time now . Not sure they are still out there..........

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Staggered electric units are great. Especially if you live in the deep South. To our Northern breathern, a 40 or 50 over big block builds big heat in Alabama. Standard fan with a good clean cooling system works, until you do stop light to stop light and the asphalt under you is 120 to 130 degrees. I opted for 2 fans for my Champion rad. Block is 440 and 40 over. Will wait and see what 104 degress at 95% humidity is like. One size does not fit all. Would be nice and cheaper if it did.
 

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Remember that fans are only for low speed driving ( under 45 mph) and idling. Over 45 and they do nothing. The air is being forced into the radiator at higher speeds faster than a fan can, so no effect.
The main advantage of electric fans is no HP drain because of the fans drag on the engine.
 

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Stop light to stop light here is 40mph. And yep, thats when the clutching action in a fan blade kicks in, around 45. Except mine. I tweaked the mechanism to drop at 40.
 

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I had Ron Davis built me this radiator You can gain 1/2” by moving the mounting flanges towards the engine.
 

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I had Ron Davis built me this radiator You can gain 1/2” by moving the mounting flanges towards the engine.
Looks great. I'll have to see if I can modify the mounting flanges somehow. Thanks
 

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You can gain real estate IF and a big IF, you go to a fiberglass hood. Gut the hood latch hardware and move the radiator forward. Lots of chopping and bracing, but I am doing just that!!!! Yep, I have a glass, Pinned hood, so won't need all the latching hardware in the front.... Not sure you want to do that much work.... Best of luck with the project.
 

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Ended up taking it in to a great shop. He was able to flatten out the shroud's mounting flange and got it all to fit. Tight fit, but works great.
 

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