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Thread: Stainless Steel Fan Shroud & Flex-A-Lite Cooling fans

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    Stainless Steel Fan Shroud & Flex-A-Lite Cooling fans

    After doing some research into radiator fan upgrades, it became clear that keeping the shroud was important to maintaining efficiency. Years ago I had Classic Heartbeat (www.classicheartbeat.com) build a custom stainless steel fan shroud for the DMC radiator with two modern 12" Flex-A-Lite fans. It worked out great. Here are some pictures of the result:

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    Cost was over $300, but the fit was perfect. They kept the dimensions and design, so they are still able to make this part for anyone else who may be interested.

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    That looks pretty sweet. I've been thinking about replacing my fans since I'm still running stock ones. I'll have to compare this to the price of Toby fans when I get around to replacing the old ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevedmc View Post
    That looks pretty sweet. I've been thinking about replacing my fans since I'm still running stock ones. I'll have to compare this to the price of Toby fans when I get around to replacing the old ones.
    Weren't you and Farrar looking into the Sherco Auto fans?

    http://www.sherco-auto.com/fan.htm
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    Those 12" Flex-A-Lite fans look NICE!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NightFlyer View Post
    Weren't you and Farrar looking into the Sherco Auto fans?
    I bought mine a year or two ago. Haven't installed them yet. My shroud is broken, so I have to find a new way to mount whatever fans I end up with. The stock fans still work, so I am dragging my feet on it.

    Edit: How much would that shroud be, now that they have a pattern for it already?

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    Never mind. I'll build my own shroud.

    I might even include flaps to allow through-flow at highway speeds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farrar View Post
    Never mind. I'll build my own shroud.

    I might even include flaps to allow through-flow at highway speeds.
    Those flow-through flaps in the shroud sound like a fantastic idea!
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    Why flaps? The fans will spin at highway speeds. You'll still get flow through them even though they're not being powered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattDavid View Post
    Why flaps? The fans will spin at highway speeds. You'll still get flow through them even though they're not being powered.
    That's true...
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    I was thinking that when the a/c is on, the fans will be pushing against the flow of air.

    Or maybe I have it backwards. Do the fans push or pull? I've never checked.

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