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I have a 73 Nova, doing a auto to manual conversion and an engine rebuild. Just sticking with the 350. I wanted a good aluminium radiator with and electric fan set up that looks nice...Once again that looks nice. The only way I see that happening is by spending over $750. Since I just bought the m20 Muncie, paid to get the block rebuilt cash is tight for a second. So I'd like to find something for cheaper. Anyone have any good experiences with a good Rad/Electrical fan set up that didn't brake the bank. - Thanks Jon
 

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If money is tight, why do they have to be changed?
 

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Sometimes people forget about ebay, and how inexpensive some of the parts are. Fanhere $50, Radiatorhere $190. That is minus shipping and tax of course. I bought that radiator and have it in my car right now, with a flex fan, temp never really gets above 190. Toss a 180*-185* t-stat in and you should be set.
 

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Thanks for the reply's guys. Money's always tight we you have 3 cars your dumping money into lol. I'll contact big al appreciate that. Seem's like with the right brackets this fan set up could be formidable .

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dual-11-Electric-Radiator-Cooling-Fan-Extreme-Twin-Fans-HD-street-rod-/320924100851?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item4ab89128f3&vxp=mtr#ht_984wt_1037

these brackets look nice as well
http://www.amazon.com/Universal-Electric-Mounting-Brackets-Cooling/dp/B003XEXP2U
 

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Thanks for the reply's guys. Money's always tight we you have 3 cars your dumping money into lol. I'll contact big al appreciate that. Seem's like with the right brackets this fan set up could be formidable .

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dual-11-Electric-Radiator-Cooling-Fan-Extreme-Twin-Fans-HD-street-rod-/320924100851?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item4ab89128f3&vxp=mtr#ht_984wt_1037

these brackets look nice as well
http://www.amazon.com/Universal-Electric-Mounting-Brackets-Cooling/dp/B003XEXP2U

Here's something else to consider. It's also from Big Al, so you may want to discuss it with him when you ask about a radiator:

http://www.stevesnovasite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=197904
 

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I am currently working on what I hope is the ultimate aluminum radiator and fan combo for my 62. I bought a 4 core aluminum Champion radiator through Big Al. Then I made a nice aluminum fan shroud. Bought a 16" top of the line Spal brand electric fan. That fan is serious:yes: It moves a ton of air. Fired it up on my workbench at work....sucked papers off my bench from a few feet away and shreaded them all in about 2 seconds before I could lift the power:eek::D:D:D The fan torqued over when I applied the power so much, I nearly dropped it. The Champion 4 core is one serious piece of work too. Very nicely made. I will post up some photos in a few days as soon as I get my air conditioning condenser installed. If this setup does not keep my car cool with the air con running, nothing will.
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I know you will say they are expensive, but after buying parts and selling them half price for more parts, this solved all my problems.

http://www.autoradradiators.com/product-66-67-nova.htm

I do have a Chassisworks front clip and the blower belt makes clearance issues up front. The fans draw enough amperage that I had to upgrade my alternator to 140A. I now drive thru the summer here in Florida and the thermostat determines the engine temp. First class quality work.

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Have seen other on this site having good luck with Flex-a-lite fans. Try to stay around 3000cfm. http://www.summitracing.com/parts/FLX-180/
This is the fan I had. I moved a good amount of air, but no where near as much as my new Spal fan. The Flexilite is rated at 3000CFM, the Spal is rated at 2700 or something. Though it is rated less, the Spal actually moves way more air. I am not sure where these various manufactures get their numbers from:rolleyes:
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