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Flex fan on 120
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Hi guys, Got a quick question. I have a 1940 120. Going down the road, the temp runs about 160-170. In town and at stoplights however, the temp can creep up to around 200. Do you think it would help to install a flex fan? Has anyone here done this? Part number? Thanks in advance!

Posted on: 2016/8/15 8:04
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when was the last time you flushed the system? has the radiator even been boiled or recored? is the timing set correctly?

Posted on: 2016/8/15 10:38
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Radiator is in good shape, timing is correct. Like I said, runs nice and cool going down the road. Just noticed that it warms up a little in town at stoplights. I was just wondering if moving a little more air might help.

Posted on: 2016/8/15 12:24
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I would think a flex fan would help. Finding one that will fit may be a problem. Make sure you get one that will fit the water pump shaft.

I installed an after market flex fan on my 55 Clipper. The center hole in the fan was smaller than the outside diameter of the pump shaft. I got some thick flat washers to space out the fan far enough to clear the shaft. The fan bolt holes were fan shaped, so the fan was self-centering. It worked great, smooth, and no wobble or vibration. It was a 6-bladed fan and moved a lot of air.

You might try a fan off of a Super 8 356 engine. The stock fan for these engines is a 5-bladed one. It looks a bit strange, but works great. Problem is they are hard to find and expensive.


Posted on: 2016/8/15 17:00
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