Post Number: 2
|Posted on Wednesday, 05 November, 2003 - 12:51: |
My bet would be:
#1. Wrong fan blade.
#2. Wrong fan pully.
The sound you describe is a common problem with kids building street racers.
Check the pully and fan blade part numbers with your local RR&B dealer.
If you can borrow a hand held wind speed meter; compare the wind speed of your car fan with another identical car that is not loud, this will confirm the fan/pully issue.
RROC, Lake Michigan, Motor and Ohio region.
ASE Master Mechanic
45671 Woodward Avenue
Pontiac, MI 48341
Work Phone 248-334-6400 Fax 248-334-2363
Post Number: 64
|Posted on Wednesday, 05 November, 2003 - 17:04: |
I can assure you the car is absolutely original. Unfortunately it is and has been in bits for 5 years to my discredit but I do have a friend with a Cloud III used mainly in the city fir short runs. I am going to have a crack at a viscous unit on that. Recently by the way one of our local members had the viscous coupling fail on his SS II - the noise was quite amazing. Anyway we fitted a local Ford plastic fan and coupling and it worked perfectly. Only problem the plastic is white!! I keep yo'all posted
Post Number: 29
|Posted on Monday, 17 November, 2003 - 23:23: |
Didn't know the car was original.
Last month had a 1961 Caddilac with wrong fan/clutch.
I agree, the noise was quite amazing, sounded like a small plane at take off with a bad prop.
I have all automotive manufacturers local, get me compatible (modern) part numbers and I can probably find you a black fan blade.
Bill Coburn (188.8.131.52)
|Posted on Tuesday, 09 July, 2002 - 13:44: |
The loudest noise in my S2 is not the clock. It is the blasted fan which in full flight emulates a 747 at takeoff. I notice that the Phantom VI with basically an identical power unit, uses a viscous coupling, greatly reducing the noise output. I had intended simply getting a complete unit and fan from a local car that would fit in the cowl and expect it to work. Am I being too optimistic?
Jim Bettison (184.108.40.206)
|Posted on Sunday, 04 August, 2002 - 11:43: |
If you are being too optimistic, then there are several of us. One of our group intends to do just as you describe, to help get the heat away in his Dawn. The exact coupling unit isn't yet selected. Perhaps we should keep in touch.
Bill Coburn (220.127.116.11)
|Posted on Thursday, 08 August, 2002 - 05:57: |
Sorry I have been away from all this. There is a mob here who make electric fans for cars and also I note viscostatic (?) units. I'll get onto them.