Yes. I made it by cutting up and reshaping a curved monte carlo bar and adding section from an old bicycle frameOh well, easy come easy go on the gaskets. Thanks John, that’s very helpful. Is that a custom monte carlo bar? I’ve not seen a wide center section like that before.
It's the 4 blade fan that came with the engine. It's about 14" across.Also John, is that a 4 or 6 blade fan ? I’m not sure if they are the same width. I have a 4 blade, non AC set up. The pilot hole in the fan fit the pilot on the water pump hub ?
The fan can't be too much larger because it's not centered on the radiator and I think that it will hit things (I experimented with putting a larger V8 fan on and it didn't work. But I'm ashamed to confess that I don't recall exactly why other than it hit something).
I can tell you that the fan (and, of course, the water pump) is offset to the right side (pass. side). The tip of the fan blades is at the right side of the radiator fins and about 2-1/2 inches from the end of the finned area on the driver's side, leaving those radiator fins "uncovered" by the fan blades. I don't know whether the photo will help but I've attached one anyway
Yes, the pilot hole on the fan fit the water pump hub nub but it seems to me that I had to enlarge the center hole on the V8 fan I experimented with.