\'77 Fan-to-Radiator Clearnance is CLOSE!
I have a '77 Bronco (302, 3spd, and STOCK A/C). The fan is only 1/4"-1/2" from the radiator. I had the misfortune of mating the two while on an off-road excursion a while back. I'm looking for a resolution to this problem.
Flex-A-Lite doesn't show a low-profile fan for this application, and I'm assuming that the low-profile fans they offer don't deliver the airflow needed for the V8.
I've considered an electric fan, but I have only 2 3/4" between the radiator and the bottom pulley. A low profile electric fan from Flex-A-Lite only offers 1200 cfm and I'm assuming that's not enough. Their Black Diamond fan looks good, but it's 4.5" thick, which won't fit.
I'm considering the possibility of moving the radiator and a/c condenser forward, which will require a little work since the hood latch mechanism is in the way.
Any suggestions? Has anyone else dealt with this problem?
Thanks in Advance,