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Old 04-16-2021, 11:24 PM
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Whoa, whoa, Kenny, your enthusiasm is running away. Some of that na´ve enthusiasm might rub off on me. I am plodding along forward, though. I picked up some parts in town today and made this steering shaft bracket more stable sideways. pic one.
Then I set the rad on the frame for a look-see. Whoops, the Chrysler six has it's fan and water pump 2" higher than the old Continental four cylinder. I think I've got a plan for it now though.
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Old 04-17-2021, 09:24 AM
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Old 04-17-2021, 10:27 AM
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You can cut an inch or 2 of off the top fan blades...
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Old 04-17-2021, 12:38 PM
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That wasn't quite one of the possible solutions that I thought of and then quickly discarded. I think I can unbolt the rad from the side brackets and move it up two inches, then cut the upper tin deflector and the filler neck down two inches.
Now that I remember, the old tractor that I took the donor motor and bellhousing out of, had the hood coggled up two inches higher on the front.
Now I know why, maybe nobody should try to put a Chrysler six in a Massey-Harris.
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Old 04-17-2021, 07:21 PM
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An other option may be to move the top hose to one side and build the shroud up and close up the bottom.
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Old 04-18-2021, 12:01 PM
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If you have the fan to radiator clearance then maybe make an adapter to lower the water pump.
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Old 04-18-2021, 01:11 PM
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Kenny, I didn't look at that option yet, so I'll have to check that out.
OI, moving the fan down 2" would be the nicest and I have some 'front to back' wiggle room, but I couldn't see how to just lower the fan shaft two inches and still drive it. Your adapter is what's missing in my mind.
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Old 04-18-2021, 09:49 PM
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Guys I looked at all of your options and some of my own.
Kenny, I think it would be easier to move the whole rad up than to remake the shroud. The thermostat housing points off to the righthand side so moving the upper rad hose sounded good. Then I found a different Chrysler housing outlet that points up and forward.
Dutch, here's a fan that has been trimmed. What do you think? [low centre of pic]
OI, I hunted up some fan bearing and pulley supports, but nothing is coming together in my mind yet. [left and right in pic]
I also painted a few more things today.
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Old 04-19-2021, 12:43 AM
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oh Mac... I meant just the blades sticking out to the top, not the whole fan...
I was just kidding with my stupid comment...sorry

really, if there`s any play room for Oi`s option I would go that route for sure. Drop the pump.
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Old 04-19-2021, 12:33 PM
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Dutch, I could see the twinkle in your eye from here, so when I found that little wee fan I thought I'd poke you back.
On OI's suggestion, I modified it some. I tried a totally different Dodge pump, but no, it didn't work. Last night I thought " what about using another brand of pump, like a Ford flathead one?"
Anyhow, food for imagineering.
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