Junkyard Cooling fans 455

Discussion in 'The Big Chill' started by James Howey, Nov 12, 2020.

  1. James Howey

    James Howey New Member

    I searched through the forums before hand and did not find a thread that matched. If I missed one please feel free to drop a link.

    I am working putting a 1972 455 in to my 1969 skylark that I bought as a roller. I was originally thinking about trying to source a radiator from a local pick apart but quickly decided new is probably better. That being said I do think I'm going to source my cooling fans from the junkyard. Has anyone done this for a similar application? What vehicles did you find had fans that were easily retro fitted?
  2. BuickV8Mike

    BuickV8Mike SD Buick Fan

    Do you have a Big Block shroud yet, I would start with that. Fans, pullies and water pumps would be next.
  3. James Howey

    James Howey New Member

    I do not have a shroud. I have all my front accessories. I am not buying the shroud because I want to go electric fans because I have hear there are issues keeping these engines cool.
  4. Quick Buick

    Quick Buick Arlington Wa

    Look into,,, in other words google this >Ford Taurus cooling fan conversations. Many car and truck & 4x4 owners have went with it..
  5. 12lives

    12lives Gravity is matter warping space-time - Einstein

    Other popular ones:
    93-98 Lincoln MK VIII fans
    1995-'00 Ford V-6 Contour
    95-98 Windstar
    4.6 DOHC Lincoln Continentals
    Watch out for high current draw on some of these - do your research!

    But - best cooling is with the stock belt driven fan - who said these were hard to cool?
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2020
  6. jaye

    jaye Well-Known Member

    The mark VIII works very well it also have two speeds. You may have to search hard to find one. However Dorman makes one for about $140, I can’t remember the part number. Go to advance auto parts put in the Lincoln mark 8 and the Dorman fan will come up. We used two relays one for each speed.
  7. nekkidhillbilly

    nekkidhillbilly post whore

    i found it was cheaper to buy a aluminum radiator and fans as a whole than hunting for junk yard fans and used radiator. china knock offs but i got a few hundred in them.
  8. jaye

    jaye Well-Known Member

    Be careful with those combos, you usually get cheap insufficient fans unless you pay

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