Visit The Dirt Forum for More Information

Author Topic:   electric cooling fans
garyl
Member
posted November 02, 2003 06:34 PM
has anyone ,or is any one, using one of the newer electric cooling fans on a dirt car? do they cool good enough? looks like a power advantage if they will do the job.
[restricted gas 2bbl]


iowaracer6993
Member
posted November 02, 2003 06:51 PM
quote:
Originally posted by garyl:
has anyone ,or is any one, using one of the newer electric cooling fans on a dirt car? do they cool good enough? looks like a power advantage if they will do the job.
[restricted gas 2bbl]


if u did that u would have run alternater and that would put drag on the engine like fan did ant i right




norightturn
Member
posted November 02, 2003 07:50 PM
we have dynoed a street stock with and without alternator and saw no differnce whats so ever, I prefer to be able to crank my car when I want and as many times as I want with out charging in between. If an engine as to depend on a 1 or 2 horsepower gain then you should probly look else where such as handling or different engine combo because I dont think I have ever lost or won a race cause I had two more horsepower, so I thiink alternators is a must, however I have never dynoed anything without a fan so that would seem to elimanate alot of drag but most that have tried electric fans around here go back because they cant take the abuse of a dirt track. Just my opinion good luck and lets us know what the out come is>


66jj
Member
posted November 02, 2003 08:50 PM
elect fans of a fwd gm car will do it.

they move more air than the couple hundred dollar black max fans.

the shroud thats on them is a little different on each one but its usually 16x16, so I started running a 16 inch radiator.

I ran pavement, but we run 100 lappers.

I allways run a alternator with a moroso reduction pulley on it.

run a good pump. distilled water. nothing else and motor pulleys at one to one I ran a stat, but it just stayed open after it warmed up, but I like it to warm up rather than start cold. I ran mr gasket stats they are all copper high flow and open in the direction of the water flow, they just act as a little bit of a restrictor once they open.



Back to the Archives