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Old 10-08-2018
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I’ve got a plastic fan for a 6-92 that I used in my search for cooling. I didn’t need as much as this fan put out so I put a closer to stock configuration plastic fan back on. It needs a new home and I’ll take it to WOG. If you don’t like it I’ll take it back.
I'd be interested in talking with you about this. See you at WOG.
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Default Plastic fans

The original fan on our PD4106 GM bus looked like a propeller from a B-25 that the landing gear didn't come down and locked. Finding another NOS fan was a waste of time and the thing weighed 30 lbs. So I found this site: https://kit-masters.com/fans/ and they have a way to figure out what fan you need. The fan I got was 30" diameter, and nine blades weighing in at 7 lbs. It took three nights out in the shop to machine a fixture to do the pilot hole and mounting holes. It works much better than the old fan. Engine temp rarely gets over 180 and that is where you want it for an 8V71 Detroit. I purposely got a fan with a small pilot hole so I could make sure it would fit tight and be centered. It cost about $250 through Fleet Pride. The site will give you a Borg Warner number when you input the required info.


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AWESOME INFO FOR ALL~!
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Well, what a suprise! He ran out. Seems he had a run on them. The good thing is he has more coming.
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It's worth the wait, John. Good stuff!
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WOG people are well,awesome!
Take care of that back!
By the way,I called Larry the Fan guy yesterday,he asked if the new fans helped on the SP's?
Since I installed the new fan, I haven’t driven in an ambient temperature warm enough to duplicate the old temperature problem. It seems when the fan kicks on, the temperature drops faster than it used to.

One thing I did learn is that the flow thru the charge air cooler will about blow your hat off, but not so much by the radiator. Thinking perhaps my radiator is too densely packed for the big fan. Pondering a solution. Shoulda bought that spare in Arkansas when I had a chance. Maybe one will become available closer to home.
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Since I installed the new fan, I haven’t driven in an ambient temperature warm enough to duplicate the old temperature problem. It seems when the fan kicks on, the temperature drops faster than it used to.

One thing I did learn is that the flow thru the charge air cooler will about blow your hat off, but not so much by the radiator. Thinking perhaps my radiator is too densely packed for the big fan. Pondering a solution. Shoulda bought that spare in Arkansas when I had a chance. Maybe one will become available closer to home.
That one is long gone Sir. It was a deal and the "last one".
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It seems when the fan kicks on, the temperature drops faster than it used to.

One thing I did learn is that the flow thru the charge air cooler will about blow your hat off, but not so much by the radiator. Thinking perhaps my radiator is too densely packed for the big fan. Pondering a solution. Shoulda bought that spare in Arkansas when I had a chance. Maybe one will become available closer to home.
I agree that override drops the temps better than with the 7 blade steel fan.

We just lost our last big radiator shop here in Augusta. I have had the same thought and nearly pulled the rad right before they closed up.
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We had to put a new cooling fan on our 1961 GM 4106 bus with 8V71 Detroit power. The old steel fan looked like a propeller from a B25 that bellied in when the landing gear didn't work. I found this website https://kit-masters.com/fans/ and there is a calculator to figure a Borg Warner fan assy for any application. You just put your info in the calculator and it will give you a part number. I got a polymer fan that weighs less than 8 lbs vs the old one that goes about 30 lbs. I preferred a hub that had a small hole in it so I could machine the proper hole size myself. The center hole is a ******* size so I first had to machine a fixture to get it on the milling machine. In Toledo there is just one radiator shop now and they do only big radiators. There used to be eight of them. I know the guys who run the last shop. It is two brothers and they got the business from their dad. Sign of the times.
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