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    Sioux Falls, SD, USA.

    Interesting Cooling Fan find Leads to Better Solution

    I've seen here on the difficulty of finding the right adapters and most efficient cooling fans for bolt on ease.
    I just got around to inspect what my 57 Silver Hawk had on it from the Nevada desert which turns out to be a early fiberglass fan and an aluminum hub adapter S-008 made by Flex-A-Lite 25 years ago.

    A quick phone call to their tech help and a search at I was recommended to trash the old fiberglass unit for safety. I gave him all the measurements and turns out they have all the solutions.

    The hub part #876 allows for a 1" hub so on a stude you would need to turn it out to 1-1/16" - an easy fix.. This hub already had that treatment so I don't have to do anything there.
    As for the proper flex-fan - perfect match. The FlexALite 1818. 18-1/4 diamater, 2-1/2" projected width creates a constant high static pressure, low noise movement of air as it's 7 blades. I found it for only $48 at Summit Racing.

    Well one less thing to worry about and I hope I could help someone find the right fan. They have a huge selection of electric fan set-ups too as they claim to be the pioneer of these.

    They also sell a easy to mount heater unit to simplify the stock set-up..
    Reef Blue Metallic 57 Silver Hawk
    2011 Volvo C30
    Copper 83 AMC Eagle
    66 Corvair Sedan

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    Great info! I hope you don't mind, but I posted it on my blog as well. Thanks for the awesome research!
    Clark in San Diego
    '63 Standard (F2) "Barney"

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