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I bought the MK8 fan not too long ago, and today we installed it. We ended up using 14 guage wire instead of the 10 guage, and none of the wires seem to be getting hot. It kicks on at 190 degrees, and is keeping it running very cool.

We also yanked out the a/c condensor since A/C was ripped out a few weeks ago. I am also running an underdriven stock alternator... so power is very scarce when thats running. Probably going to get a 120amper pretty soon, and that should power the subs I intend to buy down the line.

It's running GREAT tonight, with the freeup of the clutch fan, and all that extra weight.

Some pictures below of the conversion and all the stuff we did:

http://home.attbi.com/~jshamp/efan/efanfinished.jpg
http://home.attbi.com/~jshamp/efan/efanmountedtorad.jpg
http://home.attbi.com/~jshamp/efan/noradiator.jpg
http://home.attbi.com/~jshamp/efan/oldaccondensor.jpg
http://home.attbi.com/~jshamp/efan/oldclutchfan.jpg
http://home.attbi.com/~jshamp/efan/radiator.jpg

I'm pretty happy with the results.
 

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Ummm...

you used 14 gauge instead of 10 gauge? don't you mean the other way around? 10 gauge is bigger than 14 gauge. one over the gauge is the diameter of the wire. ie. single gauge is one inch, double gauge is half an inch.
 

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Hey Jason! Another familiar face :).

How hard was it to install? I have 2 electric fans to put in my Mercury's, one in the Marquis, the other in my Cougar.

The thing is, they aren't Mark 8 fans - ones from a Caddy Eldorado, and don't have a clue where the other is from :confused: . Anyways - did the Mark 8 one just drop in? Or was fabrication necessary?

Kevin.
 

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No.. I had it right, we used 14 instead of 10 that the directions recommended... I hope nothing blows up.

It was VERY easy to install.. removing the clutch fan was the worst part.
 

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I did not get a Mark 8 fan, I just got a huge 16" e-fan from the junkyard today. Paid $18.09 total with a option for $2 if I returned my "broken fan". I'm going to install it when I get back from NY in a few weeks. We'll see how it goes... :)
 

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I have wondered for several years why Ford used that sorry reverse threade stud mount, instead of the traditional 4 bolts. What a PITA!
I am sure they had some high tech reason, such as balance, but I have seen thousands of bolted ones turning smothly to above 8,000 RPMs.

That fan will sure move all the air that you could EVER need :) I would try to get the 10 gage, or at least 12 ga wiring to it soon.
 

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JJanney said:
I'm going to install it when I get back from NY in a few weeks. We'll see how it goes... :)
By this, he means i'll be rigging up something for it to work right.
 
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