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Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 5:30 pm 
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Hi peoples,

I scored a huge thermo fan that is almost the same diameter as the old clutch fan blade.. in fact it fits really nicely in the shroud, so I was thinking about ditching the old engine driven fan and installing the thermo in its place.

Unfortunately, I do not have the temperature swiching system to turn it on when the engine needs it..

What options do I have? I'd like it to turn on and off as needed, but failing that turning on when the thermostat would do I guess.

any tips?

(Does anyone know if you can buy the switching gear for aftermarket thermo's without the fan itself?)


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Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 5:31 pm 
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i think Davies Craig make a fan controller?..... but they aint cheap
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Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 5:46 pm 
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i think Davies Craig make a fan controller?..... but they aint cheap


ya they do but about $80 odd

meh i would just wire it in so when the engine is running so is the fan simple

OR for a cheaper measure grab a 12v relay and switch and wire it up
witht eh switch on the inside of the cab

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 5:49 pm 
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yeh ive got one here that u can have for 60 + postage if your interested..its pretty much a sensor that goes inside the top radiator hose..you can control which temps they turn on, and also have an option to turn on automatically with the AC.

let me know
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Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 6:38 pm 
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Thanks, but that's OK...

Just noticed that Supercheap has Davies Craig 40-100c adjustable controllers here for $55 and they are only 1km away from here. :-)



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Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 7:33 pm 
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don't think those ones come with relays and wireing ect..
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Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 8:34 pm 
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yeah, the one with the relays etc was $69, but I used to fit car alarms for a job... I've got a huge box of relays and I've fitted thousands in my life so I don't envisage any issues..

thanks again though.

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hey there can only be one frank!

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 2:38 am 
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Then it would be me... since I was around 7 years before you.....
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Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 1:52 pm 
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Then it would be me... since I was around 7 years before you.....


thats a NEGATIVE :)

im talking on here

im the original :)

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 8:40 pm 
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yeah, I'll give you that.. but I've been a ford man my whole life,,, does that count for anything?

My first real car was an XP falcon... :-)
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yeah, I'll give you that.. but I've been a ford man my whole life,,, does that count for anything?

My first real car was an XP falcon... :-)


yer it does a bit... :)

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 9:53 pm 
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What about this for a settlement of the "Frank" issue.....
Disco Frank can be called "Frank".
Frankieh can be called "Franky"
Sound okay?

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 2:11 am 
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nope... I am frank or franki that is all..

you can be franky if you like.
besides, it does sound kinda discoish..

Anyway, this is way OT now, so unless we want to get shot by the mods we should probably lay off. :-)

My real name is Franz anyway.. just been called frank most of my life. :-)
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nope... I am frank or franki that is all..

you can be franky if you like.
besides, it does sound kinda discoish..

Anyway, this is way OT now, so unless we want to get shot by the mods we should probably lay off. :-)

My real name is Franz anyway.. just been called frank most of my life. :-)


you should not have admitted that :P

 

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