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Old 09-11-2020, 09:09 AM   #1
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Im feeling pretty lucky. I replaced my fan blade yesterday.
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Old 09-11-2020, 09:50 AM   #2
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Old 09-12-2020, 09:09 AM   #3
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I like originality but with fan blades, I'll stay with plastic. I too discovered a cracked steel one before it let loose. Aluminum ones are probably ok but they were out of stock at all suppliers when I needed one so I went plastic and am not going back.

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Old 09-12-2020, 09:43 AM   #4
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Don't use the fan blade to turn the engine! Use a hand crank, if you go to far crank the engine with the hand crank, don't back the engine with the fan blade, oringnal, new, or plastic Period!
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Don't use the fan blade to turn the engine! Use a hand crank, if you go to far crank the engine with the hand crank, don't back the engine with the fan blade, oringnal, new, or plastic Period!
That's one of the reasons I use a wrench.
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Old 09-12-2020, 12:08 PM   #6
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After all of the horror stories regarding fan failures, I am astounded that anyone is running an original Ford fan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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After all of the horror stories regarding fan failures, I am astounded that anyone is running an original Ford fan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm running an original NOS since 61 gloss black and I inspect frequently,be astounded
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Old 09-13-2020, 11:44 AM   #8
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Guys, I to am using an original steel fan blade. I am having some engine work done and am having it replaced at that time.
I check the oil and fan blade each time prior to starting the engine. The Model A blade is in fact a propeller design which are subject to failure. If one were to check the Blade with a flash light each time prior to starting the car we would not be hearing these horror stories.
I know there will be people that take exception to what I am saying JMHO
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I bought one of the new reproductions made of carbon fiber out of New Zealand.
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Checking an original fan blade for cracks is not assurance that a blade will depart while running the car. Drive with an original fan blade and you are playing Russian Roulette.
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Why go through the trouble of checking the fan blade every time you drive the car which may have hairline cracks you can't see when there are other options including a new aluminum or plastic fan? I agree with those who advise.........get rid of the original fan.

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Not all of the original fans are made the same! Ford must of known of the cracking problem and in late 31 changed they way they manufactured them. Remember in the late 70's ford's fan blades breaking off and going thru hoods, I had a Mercury and it was missing a blade, no holes anywhere! I asked for a replacement and they didn't have one and not covered under recall, 6 weeks later I installed the new one, then about a year later ford reimburse me for the fan, but not my time.
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I bought one of the new reproductions made of carbon fiber out of New Zealand.
Sounds interesting. How about a link or at least a name?

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