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My 12 volt gen fan quit. I need to choose a replacement, but my desired choice, Hayden 3817, is out of stock everywhere. Can anyone recommend a brand/model you had a good experience with? I bought a cheap one locally to get up and running, but it is low quality.
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My choice would be flex-a-lite... american made electric fans like hayden
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My choice would be SPAL. they are OEM grade. I believe they are Italian made. Definitely not Chinese.
Find the fan man online. He stocks every spal fan.
Might even consider brushless. Very efficient.
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Here is a link to what Doug is referring to...

The Fan Man
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Yes! He’s the man! (Fan man that is) :-p
I’ve used several on hot rods I built.
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SPAL is what Prevost is using on their coach with only electric fans for primary cooling. I took a picture of one at the RV show a while back. They are made in Italy. Fan man looks like he has a nice selection, not sure how long to get it to the east coast though since he is in california.
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So I went with the SPAL, made in Italy. 16 in 2000 CFM. Not cheap but seems well built, pretty heavy compared to the old one. Went to The Fan Man ( https://the-fan-man.com/product-cate...electric-fans/ ), it was on sale ($30 off). We will install it over the next few weeks as time and assistants allow.

Site says around 18 amp draw, but on the box they suggest a 50 amp fuse, I think that is way over, but I will check the amps when running and install an auto-reset breaker. Might run an indicator light to the inside so I can monitor it. Ordered a 50 amp relay to run it. Probably a heavy start up load.
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Hi Gardener,
I have that same fan installed on my 1951 Ford F1 LS swap.
It is definitely nice quality. And cools my 6.2 liter engine in high ambient temps including with the AC on.
I think I run a 40 amp fuse with a mini Ford style relay (they are smaller than Bosch) from modern fuse box. Current spike @ Startup, but steady state of 18 is about right. Might be 15 amps.

I think you'll be very happy; it is quiet and pushes a lot of air.

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Hi Gardener,
I have that same fan installed on my 1951 Ford F1 LS swap.
It is definitely nice quality. And cools my 6.2 liter engine in high ambient temps including with the AC on.
I think I run a 40 amp fuse with a mini Ford style relay (they are smaller than Bosch) from modern fuse box. Current spike @ Startup, but steady state of 18 is about right. Might be 15 amps.

I think you'll be very happy; it is quiet and pushes a lot of air.

Doug
Actually I got the 16″ SPAL High Profile – Push Type Electric Fan – S2048. Curved rather than straight blades (supposedly quieter)

By the way, it was $50 off rather than the $30 I previously stated.
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DOH!!
Oops. Glad you are happy. My puller is a cousin to your pusher.
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