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so is it the more cfm the better because i really want to upgrade to an elertrtic fan and looking at the cfm numbers are like looking at chinese cause i dont know what the mean and do the universal fans just bolt on or do you have to make brackets
 

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Yes, the more CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute)the better. I have seen several folks here use a Ford Taurus fan. Make sure it's for a 3.8L engine. It is a 2 speed fan. I am going to be putting one on my BB 3rd gen.
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Yes, the more CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute)the better. I have seen several folks here use a Ford Taurus fan. Make sure it's for a 3.8L engine. It is a 2 speed fan. I am going to be putting one on my BB 3rd gen.
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As Dr. Saying, that's exactly what we are in process to install this week on my 72, they come from a 95 Taurus, 3.8L. They are 2 speed. We have plans to install the low speed to start went start the engine and the high speed to start by a temp switch. This fan was a 4800 cfm approximately. We install it on a brand new Summit aluminum radiator with a custom brackets design by my brother in law. This week I can post a pic just if like to see how they looks.

 

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so would 2800 be more than a stock driven fan without a fan shroud cause it's either buy a shroud or a new electric fan for not much more??
 

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Stock fan no shroud, not very much, better with shroud. Electric w/shroud great (depending on CFM). It's your choice. Me, I'm going w/4500CFM from the taurus fan. That's on high, there is a slower setting as well.
 

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i had the 3200cfm tornado fan and it sucked. car always over heated.over 230 degrees that was with a stock 300hp 350. put on a regular clutch fan and no more overheating issues. always 170*
the taurus fan seem like the best route to go.
 

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Ive tried several aftermarket ones. 90% of them are junk. The flexalite black magic one is the best i found, Its small and effective. Had it on my 377, then my prochaged 427 and now my turbo LS1. it looks exactly like that one you posted up in summit. But costs like $200. And well worth every penny. I have half dozen in my basement that never cut it. A fan can advertise 3000cfms but if it isnt designed right or have a shroud it will never pull the air through the radiator, just draw it in from the sides. Pushers are also alot less effective as pullers, so keep it a puller if all possible. Alot of OEM fans work good also. The dual setup on late model camaros/firbirds work real well.
 

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The Taurus fan dimensions are 23x16". Approximately 1-2 inches of the 23" is a tab that sticks out from the shroud on one side.
 

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The fan I use is sold by Vintage Air--it's the 18" Monster fan. I've never seen any electric that moves air like this; or one that draws as many amps!!
Like about 60+ at start-up, and 36 continuously. The motor and blade assembly is sourced from F**d from a Lincoln Mk.8.
 

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The 18in vintage air monster fan is a Lincoln Mark8 fan with a new shroud. Killer fan but tuff to find space for it to fit 5 1/8 of clearance it needs I believe.
I have a Taurus fan 3.8 2 speeder.
My temps with stock fan and shroud would creep to 210 in traffic and stay steady at 190 just driving. Now with the taurus fan my engine temp stays where ever I set the switch to come on and Ive never had the second speed come on and that is set to come on at 205.
Ive seen afew of the blck magic fans die mostly the control unit dies. I see in the summer on Summits clearance rack black magics being sold for cheap with dead moduals. And Im not exagerating that there is a new one on the rack every week and sometimes 2 or 3 stacked. You be the judge.
Also a taurus fan can be had for $25 from a junk yard. Add about $50 for controls and relays. But it is bullet proof.
 

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not escort.. taurus. not much it is pretty easy. years are 88-94 but the 88 model has a ugly shroud. like mine lol
 

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Here's my 95, 2 speed Taurus fan installed in my new Summit aluminum radiator. look's and works awesome for me.:cool:

 

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