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- Beemer Brett - Redmond, WA

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Looks really good, Ben. It’s come a far ways.

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the stance is nice!

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Yes sir....looking good!

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Exactly how a Chevelle should stand 



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My $85 brand new ford windstar electric fan.... not even worth going to a pick and pull and getting dirty when you can get brand new for that price!

I will finally be wiring up the fans properly with relays and fuses and stuff. have a derale adjustable controller i bought last year to control one of these, the other will be on a switch under the dash. 

 



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- Beemer Brett - Redmond, WA

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Agree good price. Why not just wire both to relays so it’s all automatic? Otherwise they make dual stage controllers.

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Brettd85 wrote:

Agree good price. Why not just wire both to relays so it’s all automatic? Otherwise they make dual stage controllers.


 They both will be on relays for sure, these take a big kick when they start.

From what i have read, most people say that one of these fans is all you will ever need- Since i already have a controller, i figure its easy enough to use it, and run a manual switch.

If i find that i'm needing to activate that 2nd fan a lot- then i'll get a thermostatic switch for it to come on 10 degrees after the first fan- but if its rarely or never needed, then why bother?

 



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Ben wrote:

My $85 brand new ford windstar electric fan.... not even worth going to a pick and pull and getting dirty when you can get brand new for that price!

I will finally be wiring up the fans properly with relays and fuses and stuff. have a derale adjustable controller i bought last year to control one of these, the other will be on a switch under the dash. 

 


Are they both pullers?  I was thinking converting to electric fans as my car heats up too fast in the lanes, especially if I have to go back to back rounds. 



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gotago wrote:
Ben wrote:

My $85 brand new ford windstar electric fan.... not even worth going to a pick and pull and getting dirty when you can get brand new for that price!

I will finally be wiring up the fans properly with relays and fuses and stuff. have a derale adjustable controller i bought last year to control one of these, the other will be on a switch under the dash. 

 


Are they both pullers?  I was thinking converting to electric fans as my car heats up too fast in the lanes, especially if I have to go back to back rounds. 


 Yes, both pullers. Supposed to be rated at 2000 cfm each, should move some serious air

 



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The demise of 454#2 was the wire for the temp controlled fan being disrupted by me.... unsure how long it was hit before I cut on fan 2 manually.
Ensure your hoses have the support wire spiral inside

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Did you get the fans wired yet?



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No time yet. Too damn busy.

Still need to finish my steering box install, hopefully this weekend.

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Steering box & hoses on, system is bled. Fire up and test for leaks/test drive tomorrow.

This is a rebuilt 98 JGC box from Autozone ($130)... Fingers crossed that it will be a "good" one. The last one i had on my olds had the quick ratio, but did not have the increased steering effort and i was kinda disappointed. At least with this one there is a warranty, if i don't like it i can just keep exchanging till i get one i like.







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Well i guess i get to do it again.

Fired it up and test drove it today... Nice firm feel like i expect from center to the left... but zero resistance center to the right. Something is wrong with the box.

Back to autozone it will go...




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Yanked the #1 box last night (tap worked perfect to pull out those flare adapters, thnx brett!)
Returned it this morning and picked up #2

Verified # of turns and sweep degrees are correct for 12.7:1, So I'll cross my fingers that THIS one will be good.


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Box #2 works great! We have power steering!
Nice road feel. Wish it were a tad more firm, but much better than stock. 2.5 turns lock to lock. So much nicer to drive now.

Onto the Windstar fan project!

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Cool. Was a bit worried you were going to be at this over and over. I did a rebuilt jeep box from rock auto in Dans car I think. Seemed fine, I must have gotten lucky.

once the fans are installed do you have any other major projects or just plan to drive it over the summer?  I guess you were thinking steel wheels. still thinking about wrapping it?



-- Edited by Brettd85 on Saturday 17th of March 2018 02:51:01 PM

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Brettd85 wrote:

Cool. Was a bit worried you were going to be at this over and over. I did a rebuilt jeep box from rock auto in Dans car I think. Seemed fine, I must have gotten lucky.

once the fans are installed do you have any other major projects or just plan to drive it over the summer?  I guess you were thinking steel wheels. still thinking about wrapping it?



-- Edited by Brettd85 on Saturday 17th of March 2018 02:51:01 PM


 Goal #1 is to get it reliable enough so I can drive it to work in Issaquah when I want to... And I think it's nearly there, then come superficial stuff.. if I can get rid of the rest of the primer and green and be happy with the worn gold then I will be content... But if I can't get it off or it looks terrible then I'm going to need to at least sand it and seal it in one color. I would like to wrap it but it's more $$ than I want to spend right now.

The wheels are something I want, and I might save for... Have not decided yet, but I'm leaning that way.



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Ben wrote:
Brettd85 wrote:

Cool. Was a bit worried you were going to be at this over and over. I did a rebuilt jeep box from rock auto in Dans car I think. Seemed fine, I must have gotten lucky.

once the fans are installed do you have any other major projects or just plan to drive it over the summer?  I guess you were thinking steel wheels. still thinking about wrapping it?



-- Edited by Brettd85 on Saturday 17th of March 2018 02:51:01 PM


 Goal #1 is to get it reliable enough so I can drive it to work in Issaquah when I want to... And I think it's nearly there, then come superficial stuff.. if I can get rid of the rest of the primer and green and be happy with the worn gold then I will be content... But if I can't get it off or it looks terrible then I'm going to need to at least sand it and seal it in one color. I would like to wrap it but it's more $$ than I want to spend right now.

The wheels are something I want, and I might save for... Have not decided yet, but I'm leaning that way.


 What's left besides the fans IOT be reliable?



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gotago wrote:
Ben wrote:
Brettd85 wrote:

Cool. Was a bit worried you were going to be at this over and over. I did a rebuilt jeep box from rock auto in Dans car I think. Seemed fine, I must have gotten lucky.

once the fans are installed do you have any other major projects or just plan to drive it over the summer?  I guess you were thinking steel wheels. still thinking about wrapping it?



-- Edited by Brettd85 on Saturday 17th of March 2018 02:51:01 PM


 Goal #1 is to get it reliable enough so I can drive it to work in Issaquah when I want to... And I think it's nearly there, then come superficial stuff.. if I can get rid of the rest of the primer and green and be happy with the worn gold then I will be content... But if I can't get it off or it looks terrible then I'm going to need to at least sand it and seal it in one color. I would like to wrap it but it's more $$ than I want to spend right now.

The wheels are something I want, and I might save for... Have not decided yet, but I'm leaning that way.


 What's left besides the fans IOT be reliable?


 Really just the fans, alignment and tuning and some minor stuff. It's really close.

There are other issues of course, but nothing that is blocking.

 

I'm out in the sun today working on 'unpainting' the passenger side. Had some luck with theaquer thinner yesterday, so I'm wetsanding with 600 now thinking it up so it won't be as much work with the thinner. 

 

 

 



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