To the group: I'm a die hard chev fan. Constantly looking for ways to
spend my cash (ouch!). Wishing to improve the performance of my '84 chev
blazer. Planning to install HT 383 crate motor, PN12497317. Also wishing to
install the serpentine accessory belt drive system, PN12497697. However,
I've recently discovered that the water pump included with the belt kit is a
reversed flow water pump.
Question: does this necessitate the installation of an automatic electric
radiator fan? Or is there an aftermarket reversed flow radiator fan out
Any help, insight, wisdom, comments are greatly appreciated.
flex-a-lite makes a number of different "fan-clutch-fans) in different
diameters.. Make sure you get the right fan.... GM says normal
rotation is clockwiise rotation of the fan if looking from the drivers
seat, flex-a-lite says normail rotation is clockwise if looking at
the car from the front.... so make sure you clarify which way you
To the old timers standard rotation of the fan / water pump means
clockwise as you would look at the fan from the drivers seat.
Hope this does not confuse the issues, but I bought a 6 blade fan from
flex-a-lite and I ran into this after I got the wrong part.
I believe the setup on a 92 K1500 (serptine belt) works pretty good
and it uses the standard rotation water pump. Maybe they have
improved this somewhere???? I do know there are a coupld of serptine
belt setups that seem to move the accessories farther away from the
center line. I for one have had no problems with the serptine belt
system on my 92k1500 350 eng. I did replace the belt and tensioner
when I bought the truck about 7 months ago.... I belive they had some
problem with the OEM tensioner...
On Thu, 14 Aug 2003 04:14:01 GMT, "Willis Layton"
If you're wishing to improve the performance and spend cash, an electric fan
is the way to go - it frees up *several* ponies that can now be devoted to
the torque converter. Check www.jegs.com or www.summitracing.com for some
pretty neat elect. fan setups.
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