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Bought a 80 cj7 mid way into re-storing. The Fan That the guy bought before he sold it was a 16in electric fan. I bought a 2 core aluminum radiator I attached the fan to the radiator before I went to weld everything in I wanted to make sure that my one peice hood had enough clearnce and well it doesn't. Ive heard that clutched fans are better. Then Ive heard electric fans. I guess my question is what will be the best setup so i can get the radiator close enough to the engine. Running chevy 350 bored 30 over 100% custom
 

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An electric fan in front of the radiator will give you the most room to move the engine forward if your application needs it, it is also the least efficient setup. A thin electric fan puller (behind radiator) would be next best for clearance and a lot better cooling. Next clearance wise would be a flex fan then finally a factory style clutch fan. The clutch fan will move the most air and cool better than any of the prior setups. Another concern is that all of these must be properly shrouded or you will suffer a huge loss of efficiency...
 

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Well The next problem is that with the electric fan attached to the Radiator it sits to far foward becasue of the thickness of the electric fan i cant attach my hood the fan is appr 5" thick.......
 

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http://www.fordmuscle.com/archives/2003/02/electricfan/index.php

http://www.creeperjeepers.org/Electric fan install in a 2.5L TJ.html

http://www.jaycorptech.com/showproduct.aspx?productid=155&categoryid=19

http://4bangerjp.com/forums/index.php?topic=1801.msg11604;topicseen#msg11604

I'm not sure how these will help, but I highly suggest buying a low profile electric fan if you want to make it work. Sounds like what you have right now isn't the proper fan for the application.

This is my best bet for a fan for you:

http://www.flex-a-lite.com/auto/html/jeep-wrangler.html


Research it more, and see what you want to do. That's all there is to it.
 
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