I have heard the '93 - 98 Lincoln Mark VIII pass some SERIOUS air and that a lot of folks (across the Manufacturers spectrum) have gone to that particular piece for cooling their modified motors, especially the big block Vette guys.
I understand the fan is an "Amp Hog" and will require upgrade to at least a 100 amp alternator but was wondering if any of you had occasion to experience this particular swap in a 71 - 73 mustang? If so what (if any) were the issues you had?
I bought one for my '69, but it was too thick for the space I have, so I resold it. I am working on a 3G upgrade (installed, but the car doesn't run yet) so the fan I selected (Ford Contour dual fan) should have plenty of juice available. Guess I'm not much help, am I?
1931 Ford Model A Station Wagon
1969 Mach 1 - 351C, TKO-600, 4WDB, R&P, A/C, Shaker, Fold Down, etc.
1972 Mach 1 - 351C, FMX, PDB, PS, A/C, Fold Down, Console
1996 Mustang Cobra Convertible - 10psi Procharger
No Dave, any input is GOOD as it might help someone else who has the exact same situation.
Of course, there is more space in the 71 - 73 engine bay than the '69. So, I would think it would depend on what motor you are using.
THANKS for the input!
JP mag just did a writeup on this fan and its amp usage--basically said that was all hogwash--you dont need huge alt. I had one in a M715 Kaiser I had with a SBC. I had large alt for the winch so never thought much of it. You will want to run it thru a relay and not just a switch. Two speeds are nice. One thing I have heard is they like to eat auto controlers or the "ramp up" versions so I ran mine thru switches. One for each speed. I did this for two reasons--one so I could have the choice of speeds depending on how I was driving. Two--If the one relay burned up I could use the other.
Very good points, Tomahawk - - I will keep that in mind as I continue my research into the cooling system for my 545!
Went on line and determine the local Pull-a-Part has two 1994 Lincoln Mark VIII in so will go over there this week and see if both fans are still on them. If so, I will get those puppies.
Glad to see I'm not the only one reading Jp Magazine, or wanting to use an electric fan set-up either.
i have dual 11 fans now from summit and so far they are working ok but they do stay on for a while to get the temp down to 161 so they can turn off.