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Old 01-25-2020, 02:59 PM   #21
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I moved my radiator out 1 inch to use the 1946 fan. This is on a 1928 coupe. Ed
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Old 01-25-2020, 09:55 PM   #22
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Like to see a better photo of your original photo 4 that shows the crossmember. Too dark to see anything.
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Old 01-26-2020, 09:09 AM   #23
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Below is a link to a mechanical fan project that FordBarner Heard and myself came-up with to solve a space problem on his '36 3-window with an 8BA engine. The radiator leans rearward on a '36 and the upper gen mount was too high. We needed something about MID-Engine in height. We designed and built this assembly that mounts to the intake manifold generator mount. Works really well to cool his engine in the Florida heat. If you think something similar MIGHT work in your situation, I'll be happy to elaborate and show more pictures. You would POSSIBLY need to convert to an 8BA-type distributor for clearance. Click the link and read Post #12. DD


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Nicely done! I ordered some of those Corvair parts - just to have in my stock of crap that I "might use some day". Could be really useful for all sorts of 'idlers' that us hotrodders have to fabricate. Question, did you guys add a snap-ring or anything to ensure that the hub never comes off the bearing? It appeared that it is only a press fit????
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Old 01-26-2020, 11:52 AM   #24
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Nicely done! I ordered some of those Corvair parts - just to have in my stock of crap that I "might use some day". Could be really useful for all sorts of 'idlers' that us hotrodders have to fabricate. Question, did you guys add a snap-ring or anything to ensure that the hub never comes off the bearing? It appeared that it is only a press fit????

B&S.....Thank you for the compliment. To answer your question....NO, we did not add a snap ring, although not a bad idea I suppose. I don't believe I ever heard of that being a huge problem with the Corvairs in service, though. I just happened across this tidy, compact hub while snooping-around once I determined that the '42-'48 Ford hub was just too large for the space constraints. And yes, the Corvair hubs could be real handy for a couple of different "hot rod" ideas. They're starting to become few and far between as NOS. Hope you left a few out there for future tinkerers. DD
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Thank you Sir . . . I'm going to squirrel away a few of them . . . but I may have to add a damn snap-ring (not because it has ever been needed, but because I'm the guy that a problem MIGHT happen to the only time!). Thanks for a great info post!
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Been awhile but I have gotten a lot done. Being at home now due to the work shutdown has let me focus in on it. Steering is done. 48 F-1 box with a worn 39 tapered end spliced in to allow my 35-6 banjo wheel and headlight/horn switch to be retained. My fan was a headache. Ended up going with 46-48 crank pulley and fan. Crank pulley was shortened 3/8 of an inch and fan pulley the same. Then I took out 3/8 of the fan hub to suck it in closer. It all fits and looks like ford did it. I am on final assembly and wiring is next!
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That is coming-out pretty slick, and that banjo looks particularly cool inside an A-bone. DD
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Yo Vanspeed - coming along really nicely . . . glad you're taking the time to figure each little thing out and making everything look like it came in the car. Nice job!
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Is the fan too high on the generator because of radiator hoses? You can lower the front mounts or trim the fan blades shorter.
My fan is close, but it is a stock 39.

Mine is a 30 ,so the radiator may be taller.
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Looking forward to seeing the progress on this project!
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Old 03-31-2020, 03:26 AM   #31
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ford on ford keep on rockin on, keep posting up dates should be more of this; hit a snag bet someone here can come up with a answer cant wait to see end result
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A lot more done today that is not noticeable. Engine anti chatter rods in, headers finished and on, floorboards in (stock A), all final welding that may have been missed is done. All brackets made, everything installed for the last time. Just waiting on some spark plug tubes, and a fuel pump pushrod to button up the engine. Wiring and hoses is all that is on my list.
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This is really enjoyable to watch and read.
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A lot more done today that is not noticeable. Engine anti chatter rods in, headers finished and on, floorboards in (stock A), all final welding that may have been missed is done. All brackets made, everything installed for the last time. Just waiting on some spark plug tubes, and a fuel pump pushrod to button up the engine. Wiring and hoses is all that is on my list.
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