Looking For A New Fan

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  1. JCode95

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    Almost done doing my 3.8 to 5.0 swap and I can't get my old electric fan to go back in. I used the timing cover and water pump off of an older fox so I could use a mechanical fuel pump and now the fan hits the water pump. I have been reading about people using Intrepid and Taurus fans in foxes but what about SN95s? Would like to just go pull one from a junkyard instead of ordering one and waiting for it.
     
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    The popular Taurus fan is a single blade and you'll probably have the same issue as with the stock fan. As noted, the dual Intrepid, Contour, et al dual-fan assemblies might be ok for you. Note that the duals often have a canister motor on one side and a pancake on the other. If there's an issue with one side hitting something, I suppose you could run the fan upside down.

    I don't think a whole lot of the SN folks have run the dual fans (it's more popular for Fox III retrofits, and those guys generally have more space anyways).
     
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    I found one on Summit Racing's website that is pretty thin but it only flows 960 CFM. I found somewhere that the stock fan flows 2700 CFM on low and 3800 on high. Will 960 be enough to keep it cool? I rarely go anywhere outside of town except in October when I go to Cruisin' the Coast and its stop and go traffic. Which btw was a terrible way for dad to teach me to drive a stick.
     
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    Just out of curiosity, does anyone know how many cfms the stock fan flows?

    Kurt
     
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    The advertised CFM ratings are not necessarily apples to apples (methodology and interpolation differences. Things like voltages measured at, exclusion of fan motor impediment, etc), but I would want something that flows close to stock. The OEM ones noted earlier would.

    Kurt, the 2700 CFM spec sounds about right. I believe I had a CFM chart somewhere but I can't find it.
     
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    revhead347 I have face herpes.

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    Thanks Hissin. I didn't even know what the advertised was, I just knew that most people considered it adequate. I know people go to the Taurus fan because it's supposed to flow like 3500CFM.

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    Sounds good. Looks like I'll be hitting up the scrap yard tomorrow sometime. Thanks for the help gents.
     
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    Reviving old thread...
    How did the Taurus fan work out for you....??? looking for more cooling when stopped with the air on??
     
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