Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Older, Classic & Antique Trucks > 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 1987 - 1996 Ford F-150, F-250, F-350 and larger pickups - including the 1997 heavy-duty F250/F350+ trucks

Welcome to Ford-Trucks Forums!
Welcome to Ford-Trucks.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Ford-Trucks Forums community today!





 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 04-06-2012, 12:46 AM
traxx808's Avatar
traxx808 traxx808 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: on the garage floor. lol!
Posts: 314
traxx808 is starting off with a positive reputation.
fan controller.....fried........

hey guys..........my spal fan controller fried today. i noticed that my temp wasn't going down and i smelled an odor like plastic or something pulled over on the freeway opened the hood and saw smoke coming from the control unit. why i don't know? so i had to mcgyver the wires to the battery and the fan was on constant till i got home. does anyone know other than spal where can i get my hands on another fan control unit. one that won't leave me stranded on the road again. for now i just have a toggle switch in the cab to run the fan. need help before the summer arrives and the heat kills me.
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 04-06-2012, 01:02 AM
Midnite1987's Avatar
Midnite1987 Midnite1987 is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Edmonton AB, Canada
Posts: 2,382
Midnite1987 has a great reputation on FTE.Midnite1987 has a great reputation on FTE.Midnite1987 has a great reputation on FTE.Midnite1987 has a great reputation on FTE.Midnite1987 has a great reputation on FTE.
buddmeister87
i was just about to ask about a very similar thing.... im installing the thunderbird fan and need a temp switch to control my relays . i was thinking about one of these
Hayden Automotive 3652 - Hayden Electric Fan Controls - Overview - SummitRacing.com
but not sure if that would be right for temps or not. id rather not have one of the ones with the adjustable ****. id rather have a sealed unit like this one.

the controller is the last thing im missing for my swap.
__________________
2006 f350 lariat 6.0 powerstroke 4.5"lift
1995 F150 4X4 351W EXTCAB SB Build thread:
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/11...12-w-pics.html

Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 04-06-2012, 02:02 AM
traxx808's Avatar
traxx808 traxx808 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: on the garage floor. lol!
Posts: 314
traxx808 is starting off with a positive reputation.
hey midnite, does your ride have a/c. this unit has no relay for it. i have a thread in probe. i got a in line radiator hose drain from jegs and its mounted in the lower side hose and re-threaded for a 3/8 temp switch. i know that the lower side is the incoming side but, i felt that if the truck is moving then it should be cool enough until you are in stop and go traffic. that way the fan won't be cycling on and off all the time and putting a load on my electrical system constantly. i remember summit has 1 too but, the material for the re-thread was not as thick as jegs (iirc) and jegs is black. my spal unit was adjustable but i put in a 195 temp probe anyways and set it for that temp. it worked well until it crapped out today. i run a 16 in' fan and it pulls 2350 cfm mounted in sheetmetal and riveted to a modified truck fan housing.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 04-06-2012, 12:23 PM
Midnite1987's Avatar
Midnite1987 Midnite1987 is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Edmonton AB, Canada
Posts: 2,382
Midnite1987 has a great reputation on FTE.Midnite1987 has a great reputation on FTE.Midnite1987 has a great reputation on FTE.Midnite1987 has a great reputation on FTE.Midnite1987 has a great reputation on FTE.
buddmeister87
I have the thunderbird fan the is suposed to pull around 4000cfm. Along with a fan relay setup from a Volvo. All I need it just a temp switch to tell the relays to turn on. The temp switch will be for low speed and the ac will be wired into the high speed. I will have a switch in the cab to run both low or high (incase the temp switch fails) along with led indicators to light up when either speed Is on.

your fan will run more often with the temp sensor on the inlet of the radiator as the temp will always be higher there then if it got the reading after the rad.

but that said the instructions for the kits all say near the inlet of the radiator
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 04-06-2012, 12:38 PM
Midnite1987's Avatar
Midnite1987 Midnite1987 is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Edmonton AB, Canada
Posts: 2,382
Midnite1987 has a great reputation on FTE.Midnite1987 has a great reputation on FTE.Midnite1987 has a great reputation on FTE.Midnite1987 has a great reputation on FTE.Midnite1987 has a great reputation on FTE.
buddmeister87
do you remember what size piece you got to screw a sensor into? 1.5"?
__________________
2006 f350 lariat 6.0 powerstroke 4.5"lift
1995 F150 4X4 351W EXTCAB SB Build thread:
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/11...12-w-pics.html

Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 04-06-2012, 08:25 PM
FORDF250HDXLT's Avatar
FORDF250HDXLT FORDF250HDXLT is offline
Diesel Junkie
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 11,900
FORDF250HDXLT has much to be proud ofFORDF250HDXLT has much to be proud ofFORDF250HDXLT has much to be proud ofFORDF250HDXLT has much to be proud ofFORDF250HDXLT has much to be proud ofFORDF250HDXLT has much to be proud ofFORDF250HDXLT has much to be proud ofFORDF250HDXLT has much to be proud ofFORDF250HDXLT has much to be proud of
i run the '95 - 98 ford windstar dual fan assembly for my diesel, using delta current controls viable rate fan controller FK-85.
it's very efficient.iv been so impressed and happy with the thing since i ditched the relay based setup.yeah,it costs more,but it's been so worth it.
Welcome to Delta Current Control
that one can handle 85 continuous amps.i wasn't messing around.
it's likely the FK-55 would handle a single fan with ease since that can handle 55 amps continuous.
the fans just spike at these types of amperage,they don't draw it all the time.so you don't need to get carried away.
it's likely the FK-55 would handle the duals too.but it wasn't enough to match the dual stock windstar setup (iirc,it was a 40 and a 30 amp for 70 amp "peak") so i just made sure i went with the 85 for good measure.i didn't want to mess with it again.
__________________
♠ Log Truck: '93 F-Super Duty (F450) XLT 1st Gen Navistar 444ci IDI Diesel w/ Intercooled 2nd Gen Banks Sidewinder Turbo, E40D, 5:13, Dually, 16' Dump ♠
♠ Chip Truck: '93 F250HD XLT 4x4 1st Gen Navistar 444ci IDI Diesel w/ Intercooled 2nd Gen Banks Sidewinder Turbo, E40D, 3.55, Dually, 9' Dump, & Plow ♠

Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2012, 08:25 PM
Reply

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Older, Classic & Antique Trucks > 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks

Tags
4x4, control, controler, controller, fan, fk55, fk85, ford, hayden, mark, reviews, spal, spec, thunderbird, windstar

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:28 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup