That's really good oil pressure.
The fan should be used to pull air from the radiator, not to blow on the block as much.
I have it oriented as a puller to pull through the radiator. Its leaning up against the engine stand. Here's another shot. The wall its leaning on here would be the side the radiator is on. I have it set at the same depth inside the shroud as a mechanical fan would be.Yeah, that fan aint gonna work like that. Overheat city.
My theory is if I can get whatever the CFM of the fan is (Which idk) across the whole 23"x18" core, it should cool better than just pulling air through a 16" circle on the core. If I can't get it to not bleed air from the engine side, I'll just scrap the idea and attach it to the radiator with those horrible zip strip things.Not overly sure the fan will work that far out, it may pull more air through the fins, but have less volume. But then it may also be fine.
Mechanical fans and electrical can be hit or miss. The electric fan may be bigger, but not have the same rpm or volume, or vise versa. Most fans are directly on or 1/2 or so off from the radiator. See what it does, just keep tabs on the temp.
Thanks, it really has cascaded from "just wanting the radio to not look jacked" to restoring the whole interior.Nice work on the dash, kick panels, etc. They came out looking like new.
You're at what is arguably the most exciting point of your restoration (Paint) and can see the pay-off from all your effort now.
But you won't regret taking the extra time from here on to finish everything right versus rushing it out the driveway. Enjoy this time.