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Old 02-27-2024, 12:17 PM   #1
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Default Fan Shroud 1957-1959 Ford Big car

The only place I knew had them no longer make them (Southwest T-Bird) and the new guys making (Birds Nest T-Bird) them dont start until fall, is there other makes of a fan shroud for a stock 1957 ford radiator with 292?
Im going to need one in a few months.
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Old 02-27-2024, 03:49 PM   #2
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I think I got mine from Concourse Parts.
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Old 02-27-2024, 08:18 PM   #3
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Hi Gene,
I just checked the Concours parts catalog cooling section and didn't see anything. If you happen to have a date and part number or pic that would be awesome.
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Old 02-27-2024, 08:20 PM   #4
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Do a Google search for Fan Shroud. All kind of things pop up.
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Old 02-28-2024, 04:24 PM   #5
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Concours parts- said no longer made. Prob the same one from Southwest Tbird.
, if you go on google you see a lot 57 Chevy and custom cut to fit stuff.

I think I need to compare 1966 Fairlane radiator size to see if that one fits.

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Old 02-28-2024, 04:36 PM   #6
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I was gonna say call em. Guess you did.

Try calling Casco in Coshocton, Ohio. If they don't sell one, they may know who does. 740-622-8561
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Old 02-28-2024, 08:50 PM   #7
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Thanks will try Casco tomorrow!
the '66 shroud is slightly off- will look for more that might work.
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Old 03-01-2024, 06:21 PM   #8
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checked Casco and nothing either.
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Old 03-05-2024, 08:25 AM   #9
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I'm using a factory installed radiator. Do any Ford OE shrouds actually fit without modifying either the shroud or the engine compartment in some way? I would like to add one myself to a '58 Fairlane 500 with a 390 (not the OE engine) to improve airflow and cooling. The Ford parts book for 57 and 58 Fairlane's don't show a part number for a fan shroud. If a later year Ford with the same size engine works without modes, I'd be interested in knowing its part number and what other instillation parts might be needed.
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Old 03-05-2024, 08:11 PM   #10
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My understanding is that none of the Ford sedans up to the 60's had any factory shrouds. Trucks are a different story as are Tbirds.. You will have to go to an aftermarket unit or fab one yourself. Check with the aftermarket radiator suppliers for one - possibly a universal unit that you cut the hole where you want it.
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Old 03-05-2024, 11:01 PM   #11
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Some of the T-bird supplies started making them to fit 57-59 Ford cars but they are changing vendors right now.
I went on a trip and have been backed up with projects. Will report back if I find one.
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See if this helps - https://www.lanceherrington.com/thun...th-v-8-engines
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Abe Lugo, I've bought only two things from Timeless Texas Classics/Thunderbirds Southwest/Lance H. in the past and chose not to do so again.

The folks at Bird Nest are light years better, glad to see they will be adding another product to their inventory.
https://tbirdparts.com/


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Old 03-06-2024, 09:16 PM   #14
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Birds nest told me they won't be running them until the fall if that.
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I just checked the Concours parts catalog cooling section and didn't see anything. If you happen to have a date and part number or pic that would be awesome.
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Birds nest told me they won't be running them until the fall if that.
Call Concours directly and ask.
Many times online listings are out-of-date, not real-time current information. Especially true of the print catalogs, since they have to be done so far ahead of time.

https://concoursparts.com/
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Call Concours directly and ask.
Many times online listings are out-of-date, not real-time current information. Especially true of the print catalogs, since they have to be done so far ahead of time.

https://concoursparts.com/
Literally called them. Not listing the part anymore.
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Old 03-07-2024, 09:53 PM   #17
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Just for my general knowledge, did those cars come with shrouds, or as above only trucks and birds?

Abe, have you been having overheating problems?

For the record, I’m a big believer in well fitted shrouds, and also don’t like to see much increase in temperature either stick in traffic or on the highway.
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Old 03-07-2024, 09:57 PM   #18
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No shroud until 1960 except for BIRD.

It seems the manufacturer has ceased production mainly due to low demand most likely. If the first vendor has one in stock, it may be your last chance to get one or have one fabricated ... $$$ ...
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There’s a lot of fan shroud kits out there, most of which have dimensions. Some have the center opening cut, some are solid and you lay out and cut it. They don’t look very attractive, kind of street roddy, but fitted and painted semi gloss black they pretty much go away.

I’ve also (in the days when you pulled your own) taken factory moulded plastic shrouds and cut and spliced them. Not perfect, but workable. In a perfect world you want to cover the whole radiator, but if you get 80/90% it’s better than none at all. Even a simple circular shroud properly centered around the fan (tip clearance and in/out spacing) is better than none at all.
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Old 03-13-2024, 03:18 PM   #20
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Abe Lugo, I've bought only two things from Timeless Texas Classics/Thunderbirds Southwest/Lance H. in the past and chose not to do so again.

The folks at Bird Nest are light years better, glad to see they will be adding another product to their inventory.
https://tbirdparts.com/


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Another vote in favor of not patronizing Thunderbirds Southwest (AKA Lance Herrington). Been waiting for someone else to make this shroud for Dad's '57 for a long time just so he wouldn't get another dime from us. Herrington is more interested in selling cars (nash metropolitans) and ripping folks off for unauthorized repairs.
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