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Old 01-13-2008, 03:11 PM
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New Radiator and Fans *with pics*

After going through a series of donor radiators in the Green Weenie, I finally broke down and had the local radiator shop order me one. Figured it was the best chance I'd have to get my dual fan setup made as well.

Quick fabbed a shroud for the two 12" fans, painted it up, slapped it in.

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For now I'm running it with both fans manually switched.
Both fans off for extreme cold morning start up (Iowa=frigid)
One fan on for daily driving, second as a helper for this summer
Thermal switch should be in soon to replace switch for the second fan

Not a bad day spent in the shop, I'm pretty pleased with the results thus far.
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Old 01-13-2008, 03:45 PM
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Looks nice. Can't wait for the write-up....
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Old 01-14-2008, 06:20 AM
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I should have a dimensioned drawing done soon.

As far as a writeup...get some 1/8" material (in my case), cut to size, drill a few holes, weld some mounting points on...paint and enjoy! lol
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Old 01-14-2008, 12:41 PM
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Ah, yes, dimensia. I have heard that happens to FSJ owners.
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Old 01-14-2008, 12:56 PM
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What fans did you go with? Out of? looks good!
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Old 01-14-2008, 12:59 PM
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Is that a 4 core?
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How many amps are they drawing?? And do they keep the coolant cool???
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I feel like this is a really dumb question, but I am admittedly a novice. With the manual fans, do you set up a switch inside that legs you regulate? With the auto fans, how and where is the setup which determines when they (or it) kick on? Thanks guys -
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Pretty cool (pun intended)Betcha you had almost as much fun as a day of fishing.
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What fans did you go with? Out of? looks good!

Just some spare fans I grabbed from work. Was going to go with one 17" fan, but thought the two 12" would work a little better.
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Is that a 4 core?

Nosir, OEM 3 core.
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How many amps are they drawing?? And do they keep the coolant cool???

Less than 15amp per fan...haven't actually checked them, but they aren't popping the 15's I have each running through. Doing a good job thus far, and I haven't had a need to kick the second one on yet. Warmest it's been here was 60 degrees, so I shut the fan off, let it get hot....kicked the one fan on and it took it back down to thermostat temp.


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I feel like this is a really dumb question, but I am admittedly a novice. With the manual fans, do you set up a switch inside that legs you regulate? With the auto fans, how and where is the setup which determines when they (or it) kick on? Thanks guys -

I have them setup to a 3 position switch (On-Off-On). Right "on" powers on the passenger side fan (fan#1 relay). Middle is both fans off. Left "on" powers on both fans (fan#2 relay and a diode to fan#1 relay). The switch is powered from a fused 12v ignition switched source (that way whatever fans are running shut off when I kill the engine). Everything is running manual until I can find an automatic setup that works with my sending unit...for less than $150 bucks! Otherwise everything is fuse protected at every possible point...I over-do the fusing...can't hurt LOL
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