Fan Eliminator Kit - Installation
The installation is very easy to do with the radiator removed but I'm told it can be done with the radiator still in place. Having the radiator removed will also make installation of the electric fan a lot easier.
Remove the plastic fan from the cast fan extension. There are two rings of bolts at the face of the fan. The outer four bolts hold the plastic fan to the steel ring while the inner circle of four hold the ring to the fan extension. These bolts have a 1/2" heads. The steel ring must be removed to access the center bolt. The factory center bolt has a head size of 1 1/8". A six point socket is best as the original bolt head has rounded corners but in most cases a twelve point socket will work. Once the bolt is removed the cast fan extension should lift off the two dowel pins of the harmonic balancer.
After removing the Triumph fan spacer and prior to installing the Eliminator, try rocking the balancer to see if the key or keyway is worn. If the fit is NOT a nice tight sliding fit, corrective action is required before proceeding with the installation.
Without a mechanical fan the dowel pins are really not required however the new retainer is drilled to engage them. With the dowel pins in the harmonic balancer, slip the new retainer into place and hand tighten the new bolt with flat and lock washers. Be sure that the retainer slips fully into place flat against the balancer then torque to 70lbs with a 15/16" socket.
The back side of the eliminator should be tight against the balancer preventing the balancer from sliding on the crankshaft shaft. If the balancer is not captured, there may be missing shims and or the oil slinger inside the timing cover. If the balancer is not tightly captured do not use the fan eliminator and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are several ways to keep the crank from turning while torquing the center bolt. One of easiest ways to stop the crank from turning is to put the transmission in high gear, let out the clutch and have an assistant press the brake pedal. If you have a properly working emergency brake it may hold if an assistant is unavailable. Another way is to stop the flywheel with a bar against one of the ring gear teeth.
The new retainer can be polished, clear coated, painted, powder coated, anodized, or left unfinished as 6061 aluminum is quite corrosion resistant.
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Don't forget to install a good electric fan in a puller configuration behind your radiator. The fan should be sized so that it covers the width of your radiator.
NOTE: Keep in mind that clearance between the rear of the radiator and engine cross member is tight so size your fan purchase accordingly.
Here's some links to sites that will help with the fan installation and wiring:
Patton Machine LLC - Custom Components for Classic Cars