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Old 05-25-2011, 01:36 PM   #1
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Default Fan setup for a 59-a in a '40 pickup

I have mounted an electric fan behind my radiator, but I have really close tolerance to my distributor. Radiator and mounts etc. are all stock. What do I look for for an engine mounted fan? I also have a 12 volt alternator mounted to the front of the manifold. Now what? Thanks Jack
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Old 05-25-2011, 01:48 PM   #2
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you can mount the electric fan in front of radiator which might be the easiest solution. needs top be a pull fan (?).
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i believe you can use the 1940-41 crank mounted fan and matching pulley,my 41 had that setup...
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Default Re: Fan setup for a 59-a in a '40 pickup

What's wrong with using the crank mounted 40 fan? ( I see oldschool beat me by seconds)
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tHIS SET UP IS ON A 59A IN A 39 PU DOES THIS HELP?
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Old 05-25-2011, 05:04 PM   #6
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what's wrong with using the crank mounted 40 fan? ( i see oldschool beat me by seconds)
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Old 05-25-2011, 05:10 PM   #7
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tHIS SET UP IS ON A 59A IN A 39 PU DOES THIS HELP?
how was the upper hose / fan clearence,did you raise the radiator
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Old 05-25-2011, 08:09 PM   #8
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Default Re: Fan setup for a 59-a in a '40 pickup

The 39 trucks have the radiator much higher than the 40-41 trucks.

By my memory my dad had a 40 with a 59A and the 6 blade fan set on its lowest setting (generator low and fan low, get fan belts to match) and everything fit.
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Old 05-26-2011, 09:30 AM   #9
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38 coupe is correct the 39 is much higher. No clearence problem. I had Walker make a custom radiator , just sent them the spacing and it fit perfectly. They are real good to deal with, highly recomended. Frank pkny
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Old 05-26-2011, 05:28 PM   #10
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thanks FRANKPKNY AND OLDSKOOL: I see what I need now, thanks again. Jack
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