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For Sale: All aluminum radiator with electric fan/custom shroud

Old 06-01-2017
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All aluminum radiator with electric fan/custom shroud

I built this setup for my Sport Trac last year but when I went to install it I found out that my old DCC fan controller had crapped out on me and I never got around to getting a new one and installing it before I sold the truck last month.

The radiator is an essentially brand new, all aluminum unit, Silla 2557AA, and should fit the 01-05 Sport Tracs, as well as various Rangers and Explorers. It was installed in my truck and taken for a test drive, but when I realized the fan controller was bad (fan wouldn't shut off) I pulled everything and reinstalled the old radiator.

The fan was pulled from a 1997 Volvo 960 and is reputed to be a very high flowing fan, similar to the Lincoln Mark VIII and Taurus fans that are so popular, but it has a much better shroud/mount.

The shroud I built out of aluminum tubing, aluminum angle and an aluminum street (that may or may not have previously been a Dead End sign that somehow made it into my garage years ago). The shroud and fan are designed with 2 locating pins at the bottom and 2 bolts at the top, along with a foam seal to the radiator. By removing the 2 bolts at the top and disconnecting the wiring you can then lift the assembly out far easier than the stock setup.

I fit this unit in my 2001 Sport Trac with a 302 swap and cleared the water pump just fine, as I located the fan up high so that the thickest part of the motor was offset from the fan hub on the pump. There shouldn't be any issue on a V6 truck since it has significantly more room up front. I was a little concerned with a potential buildup of pressure down low preventing proper airflow so I added 4 holes at the bottom, as the Volvo's shroud had a similar design. They had a flap that laid over these holes, but I don't think it's necessary.

Looking to get $150 plus shipping for it. I'll be driving from Gainesville, FL to Oak Ridge, TN on Sunday and then back on either Thursday or Friday if you're along the route and want to save on shipping.

Old 06-12-2017
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Price drop... $140 shipped.
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Info on the controller needed for this please?
Old 06-13-2017
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There are a number of different controllers that would work.

I was running an older Delta Current Controls unit which uses Pulse Width Modulation to vary the speed of the fan to help maintain a consistent coolant temp rather than waiting for it to get really hot and then bringing it way down. The current model is the FK-45 and sells for $150. They also have a standard on-off unit for about $90 I think.


Derale also makes a nice PWM controller for around $155, and I was debating on trying it after my old DCC unit went bad, but never got around to it. They also have some basic on-off units for less, as do any number of other manufacturers.

https://www.amazon.com/Derale-16795-PWM-Fan-Controller/dp/B00N0N75TI https://www.amazon.com/Derale-16795-PWM-Fan-Controller/dp/B00N0N75TI

The PWM controllers also help to reduce the large current draw on fan start-up and since they rarely run the fan at full speed the running draw is also reduced. If not using a PWM controller, I'd say you want to controller that can handle at least 35A due to the start-up draw.
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