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Old 07-16-2020, 12:40 AM   #11
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Default Re: Fan came apart!!

Originally Posted by JM 35 Sedan View Post
Actually improperly mounting of fan blades to hub, and the increase in fan speed when mounted the assembly to the smaller diameter alternator pulley, could have both contributed to cause of failure. Also, the front bearing in an alternator was not necessarily designed to carry the additional load of having a fan mounted to its pulley. Some folks get away with doing these types of fan mountings, while others experience unfortunate catastrophic failures. I am very sorry to see what happened to your nice looking '39 pu truck.

John's got it right on all counts. For all those thinking how great it would be to have an alternator, Read John's post again.
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