Discussion in 'Other Vehicles' started by DoubleDingo, May 1, 2015.
5 blades for 2 piece RMS, 7 blades for 1 piece RMS ?
Y U NO Vortex fan?
Edit: @Rusty Nail had me questioning my setup, but going over the parts I ordered online and bought locally, it was clear I got the correct parts for what I was doing. I mean, yeah, it's a '65, and all the 65's I have seen didn't have a fan clutch setup on them. So this is already an upgrade. I switched out the short water pump soon after I got this truck, so that is already a non-stock item, but it sure makes running a fan without a big old spacer, much easier, and the fan is nicely positioned in the shroud opening.
So the 76 fan clutch I got, and the fan blade is for 65-79, it's good to go. This being normal rotation, I got parts for that, no serpentine reverse rotation is on any of my stuff. V-Belts all the way.
This looks like the 19 inch fan blade and clutch I found on ebay. The clutch, if it hadn't leaked, I would have put that whole unit on, IF it wasn't too big for the shroud. The 19 inch will go on when the 292 gets swapped in, and a shroud will have to be constructed to fit the fan.
Got a loan paid off, and I told my wife that I need to get this 292 in Crusty Biscuit. It's time. But I need to get a bunch of parts for it, and I want to acquire them before dumbass in chief raises our taxes. She was cool with that. SWEET!
So I ordered a set of these exhaust manifolds...
And this heat plate...
Still need to get the RV/Marine cam that Tom Langdon developed, supposed to be a good cam for a mostly stock engine, and the highway rpms I want my torque curve to be at when cruising down the road. Eventually I will get an Offenhauser 4-barrel intake manifold, so I can run either a recalibrated Q-Jet similar to what was on the Pontiac 250, or a modified 4160 Holley. 12Bolt Tom has a kit to make the Holley carbs a three barrel. So the I-6 will run on a single barrel for around town, and when power is needed the vacuum secondaries provide the extra oomph to make the six get up and go.
Got 'em in the mail today. Ductile Iron Manifolds.
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