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WTB: 7-blade fan
« on: July 07, 2017, 15:54:13 »

Well I'm sure you've all seen my posts on cooling issues. Figure along with the 3-core radiator upgrade I'll throw a 7-blade fan and thermal clutch in there. Saw a few on eBay but figured I'd check with the M-body faithful first to see if I can save a few bucks.

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Re: WTB: 7-blade fan w/ clutch
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2017, 12:13:03 »

If you don't find one here, I do see them on ebay.
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Re: WTB: 7-blade fan w/ clutch
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2017, 17:18:24 »

I have a spare and should really check but I think truck fans are the same and easier to get in 7 blade. The clutch you might be better off getting new. At least you know it should work and not paying for a dud part.
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Re: WTB: 7-blade fan w/ clutch
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2017, 20:18:11 »

I have a spare and should really check but I think truck fans are the same and easier to get in 7 blade. The clutch you might be better off getting new. At least you know it should work and not paying for a dud part.

Yeah I will get a new clutch.
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Re: WTB: 7-blade fan
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2018, 22:07:00 »

I have a new Taurus electric fan that's a few weeks old that I need to get rid of.
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Re: WTB: 7-blade fan
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2018, 09:50:10 »

I ended up getting a Hayden 6-blade fan and Hayden 2797 HD fan clutch last year to go with my new aluminum radiator. Thanks for the bone though Ice, that is a nice fan!
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Re: WTB: 7-blade fan
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2018, 10:56:28 »

I almost bought that one for my truck Ice! It was the second best deal, now it's the best deal because I got this one for fifty bucks. I wanted to keep my Mopar all Mopar.  :thumb:
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Re: WTB: 7-blade fan
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2018, 11:15:46 »

Well, if I'm gonna post, at least I'll post a good one. :D
Somehow I stumbled on it while searching for a deal.
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Re: WTB: 7-blade fan
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2018, 14:05:48 »

You did post a good one.
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Re: WTB: 7-blade fan
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2018, 14:53:23 »

You did post a good one.
At least I know I'm still not senile. :p
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Re: WTB: 7-blade fan
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2018, 18:49:44 »

What is the deal with this fan? Are they that much better or move more air or what?


I also bought a Hayden HD fan clutch and that thing was engaged 90% of the time. After 15 miles at 70mph, it would finally kick off as soon as I came to a light or stop sign, it was engaged again. It drove me absolutely crazy.


I replaced it with an ACDelvo standard duty clutch and that thing is awesome.
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Re: WTB: 7-blade fan
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2018, 15:36:32 »

You're hit and miss when you buy aftermarket stuff these days. That's why I wanted good ole Ma Mopar stuff. Can't beat it.
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Re: WTB: 7-blade fan
« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2018, 14:36:07 »

I also bought a Hayden HD fan clutch and that thing was engaged 90% of the time. After 15 miles at 70mph, it would finally kick off as soon as I came to a light or stop sign, it was engaged again. It drove me absolutely crazy.

I overheated in a parade on the 4th of July and vowed that would never happen again. Out came that wimpy, yet somehow OEM, 5 blade fan and fan clutch that resembled a CD. Out came my OEM radiator, which while adequate was extraordinarily dirty and, well, 30 years old.

I wanted to keep my Mopar all Mopar, but I couldn't find a Mopar 7-blade fan for under $150, which is just dumb.

I bought a high-quality all-aluminum radiator, new belts, a Hayden 6-blade fan and a that heavy-duty Hayden clutch...and you're right, it might as well not be on there at all because it's ALWAYS engaged, which is fine for me because it keeps my car nice and cool and keeps the AC blowing cold even at idle, in gear, in parades.

As far as aftermarket stuff being hit & miss, I have found in this particular case the Hayden HD clutch and Hayden 6-blade fan to be of VERY impressive quality, much sturdier and heavier than the OEM stuff I took out. It's performed flawlessly. As far as I'm concerned, everything I did was a massive upgrade over OEM, and not having all-Mopar stuff under the hood is a concession I'm willing to make to avoid even the slightest chance of overheating.
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Re: WTB: 7-blade fan
« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2018, 15:13:06 »

I'm talking OEM stuff from good ole days. 60's and early 70's USA built muscle car stuff. Not late 80's stuff. I'm glad yours is working out well for you though because I've ended up with zero luck with aftermarket stuff in the past five years or so.
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