Fox Fan Mounting - Alternate Ideas - Black Magic Xtreme

Discussion in '1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk-' started by cdurbin, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. I bought a Black Magic Xtreme fan kit from LatemodelResto about 6 months or so ago. I have had no issues at all with it and it's performing great so far. My only complaint is the huge, cheesy looking upper mounting plate. I'm finally getting around to dressing up my engine bay and would really like to come up with an alternative mounting method. It doesn't look like it would be too difficult to do. Just looking to get some input/ideas from the experts. Photos would be great if possible. I've attached a photo I found online of the bracket I'm talking about. I have the same one on my car.
    Thanks

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  2. I like it... If you don't want it, I'll take it! In my brief searches, for that fan, you are kind of limited on how to mount it. I think you should stick with it.
     
  3. o_O
    Yeah. I think I can come up with something a little cleaner looking though.
    My radiator is about twice as thick as the stock one too. It is tight! It just barely clears the water pump pulley. I had to modify the overflow tank mounts to clear my power steering pulley.
     
  4. They sell a type of zip tie that mounts it right through the radiator. They are like $5 at the part store for a set of 4. It is a straight zip with a square end on each end. You drill a very small hole in each corner of the fan shroud. Then run the zip directly through the hole, and directly through the core of the radiator.

    Kurt
     
  5. Yep, my twin oem fans are mounted this way. Very clean.

    Joe
     
  6. X3 mounted plenty of fans that way with no trouble
     
  7. Good deal. I'll have to check it out. Orielly's, AutoZone?
     
  8. Any auto parts store will have them
     
  9. I found some online at Advance Auto for $6.50. Definitely worth looking into for that price. Thanks for the advice.
     
  10. keep the brackets you have and paint them black. that way the disappear somewhat.
     
  11. Its SOOOO Simple! Your not gonna believe it. I have the same fan on my vert. I too hate the huge ugly bracket.
    Mount the entire assembly upside down. The ugly bracket is now on the bottom and the fan doesn't know that its upside down. LOL
    Looks much better. I polished the little brackets to bling it up a bit.
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  12. Mine came with the 2 small tabs on top and bottom....

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  13. I'd be too scared to flip the electrical side on bottom with water puddles, rain, debri etc...
     
  14. No wiring down low. The wiring harness is mid way up on the passenger side. Perfect place to mount the fan temp control unit.
    See?
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  15. Cool, when you said flip i was thinking 180* but that works great too :nice: nice man.
     
  16. Cool, when you said flip i was thinking 180* but that works great too :nice: nice man.
     
  17. I heard that the fan from the 95 Taurus 3.8 is better anyway. Just what I have heard, it's been awhile since I did any Fox stuff.

    Kurt
     
  18. Yeah man, That's what I'm talking about. Nice!
    Great idea. Thanks!
     
  19. Swapped my Black Magic Extreme Cooler fan for a Contour/Mystique/Cougar dual fan set up. I also used the parts house $7 zip tie method to mount them. It looks like it came from the factory like that and out cools the Black Magic single fan.
     
  20. Did the bracket flip trick today. Much better. Now on to other areas under the hood that need my attention.
    Thanks again for the slick idea. IMG_0373.JPG