66 charger with 440 big block cooling question.

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  1. Jamesjames

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    I have been thinking about buying this guy for the 440. Anyone have any suggestions or input as to whether this will work? Anyone ever bought one? Thank you. BE99BBD2-41B7-4F23-B4CE-7728969D3FD1.png
     
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    A 4 row aluminum will "NOT" cool as well as a 2 row. Why the desire to go electric fans?
     
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    My 440 is in a 66 charger that originally had a 383. using a pully driven fan, you can clearly see it’s off-center in the engine bay. Thanks!
     
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    Absolutely nothing wrong with an OE fan/radiator/shroud. I run three of them, none overheat. Dart's hopped up 340 runs too cool when it comes right down to it. The other two, 383 and 440 HP's, run right on the thermostat.
     
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      My 67 Coronet original 383, stroked 496 now. 19" fan, factory shroud and cools incredibly well in my 120° plus temps. A 440 will not sit in the engine bay any different than a 383. The only difference is deck height. A factory 7 blade fan is about 18.5" diameter and the factory shroud opening for a big block is about 21". Is your radiator opening 22 or 26 inches?
       
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        I'm not against electric fans. They have a place n can work on high hp cars. "If" designed properly. A proper 2 row radiator will cost over 300. A "Good" fan setup w proper shroud will be around 300+. And then wiring.
        However, a factory 7 blade 18.5" fan, fan clutch w factory shroud w a water pump pulley that is properly sized, will cool well over 600hp.
         
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          You should be running a shroud. Mine was MIA when it went for restore and I thought it wasn't important....it made a considerable difference
           
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          I have a 26" four core stock looking radiator with stock shroud and stock fan -- my 440 never overheats.
           
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