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post #1 of 4 Old July 12th, 2013, 05:45 PM Thread Starter
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Too close for comfort?

Picked up a Griffin radiator to replace the leaking OEM. This sucker is HUGE. I'm going to have to fab up some shroud tabs for it, which sucks, but oh well.

Anyways, I mocked up the radiator and fit it the best I could against the A/C condenser. The radiator sits at a slight angle to the fan, which probably doesn't matter. However, the plastic fan blades get as close as 1/2" away from the fins, which seems pretty damn close.

Thoughts? I also picked up a Moroso coolant tank, which requires the OEM shroud for it's mounting points. I'm sort of hoping I don't have to do a ton of fab work to get this to fit properly.

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post #2 of 4 Old July 12th, 2013, 10:14 PM
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That would make me pretty squirrely too. sounds like its time for an electric fan or some sort of "lightweight flex fan" mechanical set up where you can buy different length spacers that go between the pulley and actual fan itself. Would be a shame to see that beautiful and i'm sure pricey radiator bite the dust.
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post #3 of 4 Old July 13th, 2013, 11:33 AM
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I don't see anything wrong with 1/2" of clearance. I's not like the engine really moves fore and aft much, if any at all.

If there would be a collision between the fan and the radiator, the plastic would break before the radiator.

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I got 1/4 between my blades and my radiator(But that is with an electric fan)
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