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Old 06-08-2014, 09:17 AM   #1
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Missie has been wanting to drive her 1990 GT. It's had a radiator leak since we got it last year and I haven't done anything with it. So I ordered a radiator for it way back in March, and finally decided to install it for her yesterday.
Got the radiator installed no problem (other than the toll on me LOL) but in the process of taking things apart, I noticed the fan blade is badly cracked in several places, (which I know is common) and also that the fan has been hitting on the bottom of the shroud. I recall from the "old days" that this is usually sagging motor mounts?
I currently do not have the shroud in place, I just wanted to be able to make sure the radiator isn't leaking, and I drove it around yesterday and it never ran hot. I did order a new fan from LMR as well as a new overflow bottle and sensor.
Thing is, I won't be able to re-mount the bottle unless I can get that shroud back in place. I'm guessing it's the motor mounts, which is not a job I will be able to do right now.
I'm also guessing you guys have had to deal with this also? I saw a dual fan kit from LMR but we want to keep the car as original as possible. But that looks like an OK short-term fix.

Thoughts?
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Old 06-08-2014, 10:07 AM   #2
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Worn mounts are a good bet. Just had the same problem with my 89, I did polys and a efan though.
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not the right way to do things but you could sand down the blades of the fan a little & gain some clearance. Or clear away the bottom of the shroud?

it shouldn't affect the cooling much at all unless Missie is a lead foot?
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Old 06-15-2014, 01:09 PM   #4
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not the right way to do things but you could sand down the blades of the fan a little & gain some clearance. Or clear away the bottom of the shroud?

it shouldn't affect the cooling much at all unless Missie is a lead foot?
After assurances from my buddy Fritz that stock fan shrouds are in ample supply at the Portponnies Parts Emporium, I went ahead and did a little minor surgery on the shroud with a saw and also replaced the cracked fan and defective low coolant sensor and everything is perfect now. You can't even tell I trimmed the shroud. It does run cooler with the shroud than without it, so it's better to have it on there obviously.
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should be good to go now
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Old 06-16-2014, 04:54 PM   #6
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should be good to go now
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