posted April 21, 2003 12:00 PM
Another "Low-Buck Racing For Dummies" question (and I'm full of 'em):
We've got a stock 350 in a metric Monte. Re-fabbed a pretty serious and good shroud from the boneyard, the fan will be well within the shroud and probably around 4+ inches from the radiator (hence the shroud). I've got the top ducted and plan to do the same w/the sides and bottom (probably w/some old discarded LM nose plastic cut down).
Right now we have a 1-to-1 pulley setup, but will most likely get some reduction before the end of the year (or sooner depending on how the pump works while spinning like a mo-fo).
I guess my question is: I'm probably going to go w/a 6-blade metal fan from Summit (the $20 variety). I haven't heard too many good things about the flex fans, and I don't think I want to run a clutch fan even though it's a bomber.
Are we in the ballpark here? Is it gonna slush the water as opposed to moving it with 1-to-1 pulleys? Will it move enough air? (Front belt circles pump & crank; back belt grabs both plus power steering pump; got the top 2-groove pulley off an old Camaro and re-drilled to fit -- I believe the bottom is stock.)
Also, what's a good boneyard combo to get a little low-buck reduction while running two-groove pulleys?
Any ideas are greatly appreciated as always; this is one heckuva forum.
After that, I'm gonna have to figure out how to properly mount a Metric Rectabular Excrusion Bracket onto my Pneumatic Catalytic Inverter sytstem. I saved all the bearing grease from the stock woofers before stripping the interior ....
[This message has been edited by Deak-Jr (edited April 21, 2003).]