(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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- Mishimoto 14in. Performance Slim Radiator Fan - Installation Instructions
Well, here it is, our new project car, and as you can see I use the term new very loosely, you Fox body folks have been asking for it, so we’re going to give you a build unlike anything we’ve ever done before, we’re going to do a complete restoration on our 93 GT convertible, and you guys are going to be with us every step of the way. So what are our plans? Well, to say this thing is a little rough, would be the understatement of the century, we need to tackle just about everything there is on this car, I’m talking bodywork, paint, interior, headlights, and what’s left of our top just to name a few. Obviously we’re fans of just about every Mustang under the sun however there are a few that really get us going. One of these is the 93 Mustang Cobra, this was one of the first cars offered by Ford’s SVT division, and really set the tone as far as factory performance tuning is concerned however there was one problem, it was never offered in a convertible so we’re going to actually have a little fun with this build and make something we wish Ford had offered from the factory, we’re going to make our very own Mustang 93 Cobra convertible, which should really turn our tired old Fox into one bad little street machine. Before we get into the fun stuff, we need to take care of some much needed maintenance here on our 93, mainly the worn out and the 100000 plus drive train and body. So that’s the goal with this first step, we’re going to get our GT running like new again, and get the car ready for paint, because…yeah, we got a lot of work to do, so let’s get to it. Alright, 100000 miles of burnouts and hard launces has not been nice to our factory clutch, because it’s absolutely shot, so this is one of those areas where we’re not only going to freshen up, but we’re also going to upgrade, now our upgrade comes in the form of this Exedy Mach 350 stage 1 clutch, and the SR Performance clutch adjuster kit. This kit will replace our old, worn out, gummed up factory cable with this brand new adjustable cable as well as strengthen the weak plastic factory clutch quadrant with this brand new Billet piece. Basically we’re strengthening our overall shifting experience. Besides our beat clutch, our 302 motor is running extremely rough, we’re misfiring all over the place, and the power just isn’t there like it should be, so we’re going to give our motor a serious tuneup. Ryan and I are in the process of installing these iridium plugs as well as a new set of wires as well, on top of that we’re also doing a brand new distributor cap and rotor, and finally a brand new serpentine belt. All these parts should really get our 5.0 firing on all 8 cylinders again. As a little pointer for you whenever you’re doing a tuneup, we recommend using a little anti-seize on all your threads, just because you don’t want a stuck spark plug in your block. In addition, go ahead and throw a little dielectric grease on all your contacts, it’ll just help keep any excess moisture out. Unfortunately our slipping clutch and misfires are only part of the problem, when we were on the way back to the shop we noticed are car was running a little hot so we decided to overhaul our entire cooling system just to be safe. We’re ditching our factory radiator and mechanical fan in favor of this aluminum performance unit from Mishimoto, along with one of their electrical fans. This electrical fan will not only keep things cool, but by ditching that mechanical fan, we’re also going to free up some drag on our accessory belt, which in turn should free up some extra horsepower. To wrap up our entire cooling package we’re going with a brand new thermostat from Mishimoto, along with a new set of hoses from Ford Racing. Of course we have some performance stuff lined up after we get the car back from paint, but in the meantime we have to address this Frankenstein intake we found on the car, we’re going to replace it with this brand new SR Performance cold air intake which, besides giving us a nice little bump in power and sound, will more importantly get rid of this eyesore underneath the hood. Before we get out of the hood completely, we wanted to further reduce the parasitic drag on our accessory belt, so we decided to install this SR Performance smog pump delete kit. Could we run a smaller belt and eliminate the pump completely? Probably, but we wanted to do it right the first time, and clean up the engine bay in the process. Now that we’ve taken care of some necessary maintenance, let’s get to the next big part of the first stage of our resto. The only thing worse than the actual running condition of our GT is the physical condition, I’m not going to lie, this thing is pretty rough in just about every way, but that’s about to change, we’re going to send our GT off for some serious bodywork that includes a brand new paint job, but first, we need to take care of some problem areas. Some of these problem areas include a brand new set of smoked, one piece headlights, a new fender and a rear deck lid panel just to name a few but that’s not all that exciting, this is what’s going to turn our dream build into a reality, we’re going to outfit our 93 GT with a complete Cobra style body kit, along with this Cobra style wing, which when we’re done with our build, should turn our stock 93 vert, into one of the baddest, and possible one of the only, Foxbody convertible Cobras around. Well, that wraps up the first stage of the restoration here on our 93 GT, we took care of some much needed maintenance and got the car ready for the body shop, when we get the car back from paint, we’re really going to start having some fun with the interior and exterior styling, and of course give the car some much needed performance to back up that Cobra appearance, but in the meantime, I’m on my way to paint.
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Replace or Upgrade. Whether you're replacing a broken stock fan or upgrading, this 14" Slim Mishimoto High Performance Fan will increase your cooling capacity. Its slim fit is the answer to fitment problems with other aftermarket products and if you need more space for major mods.
Keep Cool. If you have serious mods or let your Pony stretch its legs on the track or strip, it's critical to keep engine temps down to prevent expensive problems. Even daily driven 'Stangs can overheat if the conditions are tough, like in bumper-to-bumper traffic, causing permanent engine damage. Protect your investment with this high performance Mishimoto slim radiator fan.
Ultra Slim Design. Unlike your bulky stock fan, which takes up a lot of room, the Mishimoto slim radiator fan can be easily installed flush against your radiator leaving lots of room for other performance parts.
Application. Thanks to the Universal Fan Mounting Kit, the Mishimoto fan can be mounted to any radiator. It can also be mounted in the most convenient position to allow room for other aftermarket parts.
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October 27, 2019
Not the greatest
After installing it, it wouldn't stay tight with the clips that were sent with it. Was really loose and I didn't trust it was safe for engine. so after finding out that no one sells a shroud that will work with it, had to buy the 16 inch fan that comes with a shroud. If a shroud is wanted, and in my opinion it's needed, will have to purchase a fan with shroud to safely cool if is in a daily driver.Helpful (0)
August 04, 2019
Would make a great secondary or puller fan
Don't be an idiot like me and expect this little guy to cool your 302. The fan worked great mechanically. Never any issues there. But she's just tooo small without the cfm to back it up. Wire it backwards and use it as a puller, as this little fan couldnt keep a ice cube cold on the North poleHelpful (0)
March 30, 2019
Great slim fan
Easy install and so far works great! Very quiet and pulls alot of air through the radiator...Helpful (0)
July 10, 2018
Don’t buy. Does not cool the car sufficiently. Was forced to buy a stock doorman replacement to properly cool my vehicleHelpful (2)
June 29, 2018
Noticed ac issue with it not cooling consistently. Found my stock fan not working,put this 14 inch mishimoto fan easily in about hour and a half. Air conditioner now cooling great!Helpful (2)
June 22, 2018
Very nice fan
Fan itself is great. Slimmer. Lighter. Does a great job cooling. My oem fan died. No more overheating. That's Mishi! However the hardware is terrible. Would suggest glueing the tabs in. And be gentle with the zip ties. They strip easy. Can now run the a/c all the time no issue! Don't get past r in normal!Helpful (2)
March 20, 2018
Fast shipping works great.. I recommend this to anyone doing upgrades.Helpful (1)
March 08, 2018
I see people saying that the car is still running hot? We’ll try to switch the black and blue wires around and it’ll solve the problem! I have a manual fan switch and it has my 97 GT running SUPER cool now.Helpful (3)
January 23, 2018
Great fit and easy install
It took me 10 minutes to set up the fan and another 20 to wire it.Helpful (2)
November 29, 2017
Decent fan bad hardware
Fan looks nice but hardware is junk. One of the zip ties wouldn’t secure. Contacted AM and they told me they’d send me a replacement. Checked email today and saw they want me to return the already installed kit for an exchange. I need 1 tie. I’m not ruining my fan or radiator to return some junk parts. And this is a daily. Shopping with late model from now on.Helpful (3)
I need to know if this will work! My 03 V6 stangs fan went bad i think. The fan made a loud bang then started making a loud clicking sound. the fan will still spin but wobbles, and it makes a loud clicking sound everytime it kicks on. so i unpluged it and run the heat on high and suffer. im wanting to go on a road trip here soon and need to know if this will work, also does it come with a motor?
This fan has a motor incorporated to the fan, and it will just use a power and ground to turn on, so this will work without any difficulties.
will this work as an accessory fan? I have an '09 mustang, i live in florida and i noticed that after driving for a while the engine bay gets really hot. would adding this fan on the front side of the radiator and wiring it up to be a pusher rather than a puller help cool down the engine bay ad get the heat out?
Reversing the polarity on the Mishimoto 14 in. Performance Slim Electric Radiator Fan will help reduce coolant temperature when combined with a primary fan, however, it is not designed to reduce the temperature under the hood. If you were looking to reduce overall under hood temperatures, we would recommend header wrap, and heat extractors or hood spacers to assist the removal of hot air.
Will this one cool better then the 2 12in fans from Mishimoto?
A single 14" Mishimoto fan will outperform a single 12" fan, however twin 12" fans will outperform a single 14" due to their higher combined airflow and larger surface area of the radiator covered.
How loud is it? i have a set already of electric fans but I'm looking for a quieter better set up, I can hear them over the engine.
Due to its nature as a single speed fan, the Mishimoto 14 in. Performance Slim Electric Radiator Fan will be fairly loud.
What are the fans dimensions ?
Unfortunately, the only dimensions we list for this fan is the diameter, the diameter of this fan is 328mm.
The Mishimoto 14 in. Performance Slim Electric Radiator Fan will not provide enough clearance for the OEM fan clutch and fan. A fan clutch functions thermostatically, mechanically locking the fan to the clutch at a specific temperature. There is no way to change this to operate electronically with the OEM fan clutch.
To fit two of these onto a radiator, you would need at least 28 inches across to allow these to clear, though 30 Inches would be preferred to allow adequate spacing.
The dimensions of this are 27x19x4.
You can wire the hot off of the battery with a 30A fuse and a relay which is grounded directly to the radiator support. The ignition trigger wire can be run through any 12V accessory wire.
There are multiple different ways that you can wire this fan. You can wire it to the inside of the car so that you can have control of when it comes on and turns off. Or you can connect it to the existing wire from the old fan. Below is a link to a Customer Submitted Installation Guide. This can help give you an idea of which way you would like to wire this fan. http://1.cdn.lib.americanmuscle.com/files/mishimoto-14in-slim-radiator-fan-install.pdf
(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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