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Post by toolmanchris » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:06 pm

Just been trying to refit mine and come across an issue
The bases are not square and so will only fit one way however this means that the air intake is tight against the body and is therefore restricted
If I spin them through 90 degrees and fit them as per my manual they hit the inner wing and the mounting panel won’t screw up tight

Has anyone else come across this issue please and are there more modern powerful replacements available?

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Post by toolmanchris » Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:06 pm

Thanks Roger I did see that but was unnsure how they would fit as the pictures have all gone.
The fans quoted do seem wider than the originals and given that my originals dont seem to fit I thought it best to ask the question :)


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Post by b.c.flat hat » Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:04 pm

Hi Chris, it's the usual Photobucket problem, wants to charge for third party hosting.
I'll pick one from my iPad.
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Post by toolmanchris » Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:06 pm

Thanks for the picture - tells a thousand words as they say.
Can I ask a couple more questions please?

Whats the output like compared to the originals (I am especially thinking of the windscreen demisters which are like an asthmatic mouse coughing) :D
Are they much noiser?
Did you cut a new hole in the mounting plate to match the outlet on the fan?

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Post by Roger Pennington » Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:22 pm

I didn't think there were any embedded photos in the thread I linked to? If you followed the link in that thread to GavinR's project thread, here the photos should still appear. If they don't, just try refreshing the thread :)


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Post by b.c.flat hat » Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:10 pm

I think I kept the grp as is but made an adaptor plate then sealed the edges. There's just enough room to fit them in. The new fans are three speed so I used the medium and high only, they're no noisier than the originals. The out put is very good, the downside is the size of the heat exchanger in the heater which limits super quick demisting as you get in a modern car, understandable given the weight of the cast-iron block, cyl. heads etc which have to be warmed up too!



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