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Old 06-15-2004, 10:05 PM   #1
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Question Lincoln Mark VIII fan in Fox body?

Just wondering if anyone has a clue whether or not how practical it is to install a Lincoln Mark VIII fan into a Fox Mustang with a Fluidyne aluminum radiator? Also, how hard are they to wire up, and can a thermostat be used to control the fan instead of an on/off switch? Thanks Corral.

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well i see your new so i wont jump all over you for asking .........but use the search button............yes it can be done and has been done...........i bet aafter you do a search you will come up with 2-4 days worth of reading
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I also see that you are new here, so ill also fill you in on a secret.....

Some subjects (questions) can be answered by doing a search. Alot of guys here dont like to type out several paragraphs over and over again, only to be asked again. No flames intended, just thought ide let you know....

Now on the fan question.... In short, yes, the Mark VIII fan is a very nice upgrade for the fox mustang. There are a few guys here that are running it, (I will be shortly), and its very simple to hook up. The hardest part is finding a good way to secure it to the radiator. Oh yeah.. and of course, clearance.

To control it, there is a new relay type unit made by www.dccontrol.com they make a relay that was designed with the Mark VIII fan in mind. No need for a switch, the DC controller takes care of everything.

One more thing... you will need a 130amp alternator. The stock 75 amp alternator will soon become toast if you try to run the fan along with other accessories.

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well i see your new so i wont jump all over you for asking .........but use the search button............yes it can be done and has been done...........i bet aafter you do a search you will come up with 2-4 days worth of reading


here ill save you some time go to
http://www.geocities.com/smithmonte/...rkVIII_Fan.htm

best one around i think my sn95 fan motor is the same just different blades so i used this site
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Whats everyones opinion on the Ramcharger fan. WHats better and why. The Ramcharger or Mark VIII?
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Well, I may be new, but you all still rock!! Thanks for the advice, websites, and prompt posts. See, this is why I like Corral so much Thanks again guys and gal.

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http://www.dfwstangs.net/tech/markvi.../markviii.html
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Whats everyones opinion on the Ramcharger fan. WHats better and why. The Ramcharger or Mark VIII?
While the Ramchargers fan receives a lot of good reviews," the Mark VIII fan is almost universally regarded as the best, but problems with fan motor/water pump pulley clearence persist.

These problems can be solved by using a dual fan setup like the Ramchargers (or SPAL dual 11") because it puts the fan motors to the either side of the water pump pulley, the source of most interference when adapting electric fans to the '79-'93 Mustangs.
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hey 93 cobra..............good job on the links
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Thanks, can you tell I studied up and saved my links for a long time before I actually purchased my mk8 fan? I've got even more links than that, just didn't post them all in here. Can't do everything for the new guy, now can I...
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who did you get the fan from..........i would like to get a new fan not from a junk yard
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Try www.houstonmotorsports.com

EDIT!
http://www.houstonperformance.com/

I knew it was houstonsomethingorother....

If you dont' see it, call.
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Houston was the best pricing I found as well, besides wholesale through a buddy of mine who is a mechanic at a dealership. My cost was 131.00 wholesale through Ford.

Part #F8LZ 8C607 AA
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Hey 93Cobra,


That part number you gave.... what year is is that for? I remember reading a few threads about different year models, but I wasnt quite sure on which year is the correct one.
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It's the newer year model with the higher flow rating. Forget what year it is, exactly...
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Re: Lincoln Mark VIII fan in Fox body?

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Just wondering if anyone has a clue whether or not how practical it is to install a Lincoln Mark VIII fan into a Fox Mustang with a Fluidyne aluminum radiator? Also, how hard are they to wire up, and can a thermostat be used to control the fan instead of an on/off switch? Thanks Corral.

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Jason,

I am local to you in Lexington, I have a Mark VIII installed on my fox convertible. feel free to email me or pm me and maybe we could meet up so you can check it out. You can purchase a new fan from AE parts off of Mercer road in Lexington. I think it was like $140 with tax when I bought mine. my email addy is b_mcfarland@hotmail.com

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I just got my 3018 fan kit today from www.dccontrol.com. It is the Mark VIII fan with controller. Man it is sweet! I had it trimmed to 5 inches of depth and Brian ran a rubber border around the base of the fan that really looks good. Nicely wired and rubber grommets around each entry/exit point for wiring. If it runs as good as this looks, I will be ecstatic. I am sure it will!

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how much to your door for everything....................and lets see pics with it on the rad.was it the 18" fan or the smaller one
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Brian ran a rubber border around the base of the fan that really looks good.

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Are you talking about my fan install? I did post a few pics of it on the other thread Richard (93cobra) but I only put a rubber ring at the top side of the fan. I was gonna use it all the way around, but it made it too close to the WP pully. So I just cut it and put it on the top edge to try and cover some of the cut marks that I did cutting the shroud down. I have more pics posted http://forums.kentuckymustangs.com/index.php?showtopic=4891.
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Hey all, I just won a 95 Mark VIII fan off of Ebay yesterday, so it should be here in a few days. I also bought a DC Controller yesterday from Brian. Can't wait to get it here and install it. I appreciate all the help and links you guys supplied. I've always gotten some great advice and tech info off of Corral and this just goes to show why.

p.s. Brain, I saw your post about living in Lexington too, so I'll contact you and we can meet up in town and talk Stangs. Thanks man.

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Are you talking about my fan install? I did post a few pics of it on the other thread Richard (93cobra) but I only put a rubber ring at the top side of the fan. I was gonna use it all the way around, but it made it too close to the WP pully. So I just cut it and put it on the top edge to try and cover some of the cut marks that I did cutting the shroud down. I have more pics posted http://forums.kentuckymustangs.com/index.php?showtopic=4891.
No, I was talking about Brian Baskin.....he is the owner of dccontrol.com. That is very similar to what he did with mine when he trimmed it down. It looks like a thick piece of weatherstripping that surrounds the base of the fan.

They sell Mark VIII fan kits that have an integrated controller. Check out their website.

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Casey - unless I'm crazy, did he mount the controller on the inside of the shroud? I had planned on mounting on the outside, but inside it will give a much cleaner look.

Brian-Mc - a thinner alternative to the rubber ring would be 1/4 or 1/2" wire loom. It still protects and covers, yet it will add hardly any thickness.
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Casey - unless I'm crazy, did he mount the controller on the inside of the shroud? I had planned on mounting on the outside, but inside it will give a much cleaner look.

Brian-Mc - a thinner alternative to the rubber ring would be 1/4 or 1/2" wire loom. It still protects and covers, yet it will add hardly any thickness.
He sure did. The terminals to the controller come through the shroud. I can take a few close ups if you want to see. It is a really nice kit for sure.

Are you having to trim yours to a certain depth? I even got him to do that for me.


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Yep, been whittling on mine as well. I've taken about 1/2" off mine, so far. I may take 1/4 more off, but I'm not sure yet.

I would love to see some close up pix of the controller install, front and back, if you don't mind.
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do you have an over ride switch to kill the fan for drag racing(so it does not come on in the 1/4
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Wasn't planning on a switch, but it could be easily done.
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What are you guys using to cut the shroud? I remember Monte Smith (Blwn88GT), telling about how the shroud is plastic and will melt if you use a dremel tool.

When I get mine, and if I have to trim, I would like to make it nice and even to look somwhat professional.
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I'm using a keyhole saw that has a metal cutting blade. In other words, an angular shaped blade.

A jigsaw with a metal cutting blade would probably work as well, I was just afraid to try it...
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