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Old 05-14-2020, 04:50 PM   #1
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What 55-57 radiator and fan is everyone running?

Iím having a hard time finding a radiator and electric fan that doesnít hit my accessory drive? Is anyone running one thatís under 6 1/2 inches thick from the mounting point to the fan?
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Old 05-14-2020, 11:48 PM   #2
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Re: What 55-57 radiator and fan is everyone running?

I had that issue when I was running the inline 6. I opted for due 10" fans as the bulk of the fan stuck out in a different location besides the center. May be an option.
Old video but you may be able to see how I had it set up and it might get your brain thinking.

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Old 05-15-2020, 10:49 AM   #3
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Re: What 55-57 radiator and fan is everyone running?

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I had that issue when I was running the inline 6. I opted for due 10" fans as the bulk of the fan stuck out in a different location besides the center. May be an option.
Old video but you may be able to see how I had it set up and it might get your brain thinking.

https://youtu.be/5Nh1n2eC_xo
Good idea I didnít think about that
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Old 05-18-2020, 11:46 AM   #4
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Re: What 55-57 radiator and fan is everyone running?

I don't have any measurements on mine, but I'm running a Champion radiator with a Maradyne fan. I have a 400 SBC in the truck
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Old 05-19-2020, 07:11 PM   #5
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Re: What 55-57 radiator and fan is everyone running?

stock 57 radiator with a volvo 2 speed fan - does real well
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Old 05-20-2020, 12:29 AM   #6
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Re: What 55-57 radiator and fan is everyone running?

I actually ordered a 60-62 radiator. It’s pretty close to the same dimensions but mounts flush to the core support
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Old 05-20-2020, 01:35 PM   #7
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Re: What 55-57 radiator and fan is everyone running?

Mine is dead on 6-1/2 guess that wonít help, 350 with surpintine front, have lots of room between fan and accessories
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Old 05-21-2020, 01:31 AM   #8
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Mine is dead on 6-1/2 guess that wonít help, 350 with surpintine front, have lots of room between fan and accessories
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Which one do you have? Do you have a 55-57?
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Re: What 55-57 radiator and fan is everyone running?

56’ the fan is Derale, the rad is champion cooling CC5559
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Old 05-22-2020, 02:05 PM   #10
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Re: What 55-57 radiator and fan is everyone running?

these trucks were designed for a I6, the v8 is shorter. you should have lots of room for a fan
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