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posted October 21, 2002 11:03 AM
Anyone running an electric fan? Any problems?
Any tips on running one?

posted October 22, 2002 10:45 PM
Friend ran one on a super stock, he found they clogged on the front if the grill was too open, and behind it, they worked o.k. but a regular fan did about the same just saved some weight.

posted October 31, 2002 06:49 PM
I've been running a electric fan for two yrs now. The first year I was still running racing fuel and on a real hot night the motor ran about 215. This year I switched to alky and on real humid hot nights my 355 run's 210 and my 358 run's 200! We have it hooked up with a switch so I can turn it on and off when I want. Alot of time under race conditions I don't run the fan until a caution comes out. Here's the scoop I tried a new electric fan out at the supernational's it's the next best thing to popcorn it's called a Flex Black Magic. Remember when you take off your regular fan your giving yourself HP and great extra response. Any other questions about it let me know. I SAY RUN ONE THEY WORK!

posted October 31, 2002 08:54 PM
i have a black magic fan for sale 20 bucks.... its junk compared to a stock citation or other front wheel drive car fan.... these fans pull way way more air,(than any aftermarket fan) they have a built in shroud 16 inch they work so well that ive switched to a 16 in radiator x 26..... they are on tons of fwd cars.... citation, grand am, grand prix etc, when you test one by hooking up the wires to a battery, hold on they will twist around fast and hard, i got stitches 5 years ago when i got my first one for 6 bucks at a pull and save...............

as a matter of fact they are for sale for 220.00 bucks in midwest motorsports catalogue and skoggin dickey gm performance parts...

posted November 01, 2002 10:23 AM
I only started running alky 2 years ago, but I've been told several times that over 210 on alky you are too lean/hot. I'm in FL, running a 377. When it's 95, I run 200 under cautions/race at 190, on 70 degree nights it's 195 under cautions/race at 180. I'm not running rich and have a tiny radiator - just looking for input on this subject of engine temp on alky. Thanks !

posted November 01, 2002 08:22 PM
I'm with you Mod4. I get nervous when I reach 200 on alky. I know, I know, motor guys say that 220 is optimal...whatever!, I like my 190 and not watching te gauge every other turn.

Racer X
posted November 01, 2002 10:00 PM
so how much does one of these flex black magic electric fans cost? We are putting together a motor and wondering if a electric fan will keep it cool.

Would it be better to pull one off a FWD car or buy an aftermarket one, im willing to spend the money if it means keeping my engine cool.