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Here's an idea that some of the members have used;

Wanderlodge Owners Group > Links, Files, Old Yahoo Forum Database and Downloads > Manuals and Files Stored in This Forums Software DATABASE > Index of Downloaded Manuals and Files in Forums Software Database >FILES & DIRECTORIES > SPRENGER FAN.pdf 30-Nov-2009 18:22 177k


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DETROIT DIESEL engine compartment exhaust fan, helps in removing hot air that accumulates in the rear engine compartments of 'Birds, that tends to heat soak up into the rear bedroom area, after the engine is shut down, this can be used in any rear engined 'Bird.
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I think Shane has a great fix for auxillary engine cooling fans I am sure he will jump in here with some pictures...
Here is Shanes version.
HAYDEN EXHAUST FAN ON PT BY SHANE FIDELLI.pdf (560.3 KB, 30 views)

I have combined two threads here about he same topic, so a review of the previous posts may be in order.
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Here is Shanes version.
HAYDEN EXHAUST FAN ON PT BY SHANE FIDELLI.pdf (560.3 KB, 30 views)

I have combined two threads here about he same topic, so a review of the previous posts may be in order.
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One mustn't make lite of the delicate Reverse Thread Split Optimization (RTSO) problem. If we aren't careful we may end up combining all threads into a single thread which isn't very much different from the old Yahoo forum. On the other hand, if we don't perform the RTSO operation, we may end up with every topic having its own thread no matter how slight the nuance. In this case we may bump up against the Max Thread Count Limit (MTCL) which may require and expansion of our Remote Procedure Call Algorithm (RPCA) necessitating an extensive re-architecture of our Marshaling Models. So you see the importance of the RTSO? (just kidding),
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Hi All,

I like the setup on Don's coach. It looks like an air box replaced the OEM fan, with a curbside exit, and flexible ducting to another fan mounted behind (or in front of) the engine air cleaner. I'd like to use most of the original fan's airflow path to cool the space under the bed if possible.

I am guessing this is a Blue Thunder-only setup? Where could we find a fan like this?

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Hi All,

I like the setup on Don's coach. It looks like an air box replaced the OEM fan, with a curbside exit, and flexible ducting to another fan mounted behind (or in front of) the engine air cleaner. I'd like to use most of the original fan's airflow path to cool the space under the bed if possible.

I am guessing this is a Blue Thunder-only setup? Where could we find a fan like this?

Thanks for the help!!!

MnM
I made that setup when I owned Blue Thunder and BB wanted 2K for a new fan. Piece of ductwork with a slot for the air exhaust, an adapter on one end to join a piece of defroster duct and a boat bilge blower. Air is sucked in from the opening at the bilge blower housing, blows into the duct and then through the original space between the engine heat shield and engine compartment "ceiling" This setup seemed as good or better than the original and for under $100.00. I used the original DC feed so the temp sensor still activated and shut it down when cool. Glad it is still working!
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Rich,

Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks for the response!!!

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I did similar to Shane's idea, except I used 2 fans (3000 cfm each) and added their own snap disc thermostat. They pull the hot air out from the engine area and keep the bedroom cooler. They'll turn on as things heat up and shut off after it's cooled down after we've stopped.
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The engine compartment fan on our bird has been disconnected since we've had it and no problems except the bedroom is a little warm after driving. I like the original arrangement of pulling air across the top of the engine bay. Maybe someday when I have time and money I'll replace it with a similar unit. Finding an exact replacement for the original doesn't seem practical - wouldn't have to be anything special. Wiring seems to be extra small gauge (?)
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