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 Post subject: Re: A Sexy Volvo...
PostPosted: October 12, 2018, 12:07 pm 
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Need to move more air..

When I originally chose the cooling system components, it was sort of a crapshoot as to what I'd need.. Surely available space was a concern, but how much fan and radiator does the system need? Since it's a turbo, it runs a bit hot under the hood anyway, and with an intercooler and AC condenser out in front of the radiator, I've come to learn that I underestimated the system's fan requirements..

Originally I fabbed in a 13" 1200 cfm fan, and it could barely keep up.. So after a bit of research, I landed where many restomod/street rod guys end up, and that's with the somewhat infamous "Taurus" fan (Dorman part # 620-101).. This little gem is a 2-speed unit that turns at about 1800 cfm (9.2 amps) on low, and 3000 cfm (28 amps) on high..

I currently have it wired in to run on/off on the low speed (1800 cfm) side, but next spring I'll go back and wire in a PWM (variable speed controller) into the high speed side... There will be no more nervous-hot temps :cheers:

In order to fit the Taurus fan {I think the fan itself is 17"(?)}, I had to go in and butcher my fan shroud to get it to fit, but once done, it blended in pretty nicely.. Now it's mid October and our temps have cooled a bit so I haven't really been able to tax it, but so far it works perfectly, and cools back down as it should once the fan kicks on.. Also, I didn't expect this, but the Taurus fan is markedly quieter than my old 1200 cfm fan- nice little side benefit :)

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 Post subject: Re: A Sexy Volvo...
PostPosted: October 12, 2018, 12:11 pm 
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more fan fun..


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My '63 Volvo 1800 with a turbo inline 4 build log (LNF Ecotec compliments a Svelte Swede)
http://locostusa.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=16309

My '59 Berkeley SE492 / Honda VFR800 transplant build: "A Berkeley With Bite!"
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PostPosted: October 12, 2018, 12:13 pm 
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"And this goes to all my fans out there.." :lol: :roll:


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My '63 Volvo 1800 with a turbo inline 4 build log (LNF Ecotec compliments a Svelte Swede)
http://locostusa.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=16309

My '59 Berkeley SE492 / Honda VFR800 transplant build: "A Berkeley With Bite!"
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PostPosted: October 13, 2018, 2:46 pm 
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I would have suggest the fan I am using on the spit (near bottom of 1st page): viewtopic.php?f=36&t=15693.

It is the 96-07 taurus engine cooling fan. These are also high amp and two speed puller arrangement, with a slightly smaller fan for the ac. They fit the shroud which is part of the car core support and protrude into the shroud. It would have been a great fit for your shroud.

The fan has two feet that sit in rubber cup clip nuts at the bottom and uses one bolt at the top. For anybody interested in using this fan, it is best to get used so the harness and hardware can be picked up. New replacements are about $60.

I've had good experiences with variable displacement compressors on the fiero but no knowledge of the newer version. The idea is to maintain pressure over a wide range of rpm instead of a sudden load change from simply switching the clutch off and on, but whatever works out there. I've found a lot of cheap chinese bearings being sold as timken and other name brands. Hard to know what you are getting these days. If it was a tight or press fit to the hub, be sure to press the id (inner race) and not the outer as that will ruin a bearing.

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PostPosted: October 23, 2018, 4:54 pm 
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Before they knew we needed cup holders..

I've always wanted at least one cup holder in this car, but I don't want one that shows.. This one mostly fits the bill, and even if it is noticed, it's stainless steel, and sort of blends in with the chrome feel of the rest of the interior (not a chunky plastic piece)..

So here's one of my most practical mods to the car: Behold, the cup holder :D

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My '63 Volvo 1800 with a turbo inline 4 build log (LNF Ecotec compliments a Svelte Swede)
http://locostusa.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=16309

My '59 Berkeley SE492 / Honda VFR800 transplant build: "A Berkeley With Bite!"
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PostPosted: October 24, 2018, 11:28 am 
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Kick Panel Rework -October 21, 2018

Because the mids and tweets are stuffed so far forward up under the kick panels, I've had a hard time angling the tweeters and keeping them on-axis to the driver, particularly while trying to use the tiny supplied tweeter/speaker covers.. I either need the tweets to protrude into the cabin, or I need to open the aperture a bit more to get an unobstructed line for the highs to reach the driver's ears.. I opted for the latter, as I didn't want the speakers to break the plane of the kick panel..

A lot of words to explain why I swapped in larger tweeter covers :wink:

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My '63 Volvo 1800 with a turbo inline 4 build log (LNF Ecotec compliments a Svelte Swede)
http://locostusa.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=16309

My '59 Berkeley SE492 / Honda VFR800 transplant build: "A Berkeley With Bite!"
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