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240 TIC Fan Shroud Fitment

muppetman342

Having too much fun
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Alright, am I doing something wrong here? When fitting the 240 TIC fan shroud on my 240+t, the outside-passenger-side perimeter of the shroud contacts the various lines coming out of the radiator, including the AT cooling hard line which pushes the shroud out of round creating air gaps, hitting the fan, etc.

This pita is making me contemplate an e-fan...
 
You have to have a special 45? fitting on the lower transmission cooler line and to bend the lines as their distance from the transmission has changed with being relocated farther to the rear of the car. I recently went through this and bought a 45? 5/16" male to female adapter from Spokane House of Hose in Spokane, WA. It was $8 or so. It took hours of searching to find one as this isn't a common part. The one they sell is JIC, but it works fine on the 5/16" SAE lines. http://www.spokanehose.com/

This is what the stock one on IC cars looks like this:

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I'm sure you know, but there are two different styles of IC fan shrouds; one for later-style radiators and one for early ones. It's critical that you know which one you have and match it up properly. The older ones won't properly attach at the bottom to newer-style radiators and it will ride up and get a hole in it from the fan hitting it.
 
You have to have a special 45? fitting on the lower transmission cooler line and to bend the lines as their distance from the transmission has changed with being relocated farther to the rear of the car. I recently went through this and bought a 45? 5/16" male to female adapter from Spokane House of Hose in Spokane, WA. It was $8 or so. It took hours of searching to find one as this isn't a common part. The one they sell is JIC, but it works fine on the 5/16" SAE lines. http://www.spokanehose.com/

Do you have the part number for the fitting? I was just about to install my fan shroud this weekend. I'm glad I read this thread.
 
You have to have a special 45? fitting on the lower transmission cooler line and to bend the lines as their distance from the transmission has changed with being relocated farther to the rear of the car. I recently went through this and bought a 45? 5/16" male to female adapter from Spokane House of Hose in Spokane, WA. It was $8 or so. It took hours of searching to find one as this isn't a common part. The one they sell is JIC, but it works fine on the 5/16" SAE lines. http://www.spokanehose.com/

This is what the stock one on IC cars looks like this:

Trans%20Line_zpsf6mvc7kc.jpg


I'm sure you know, but there are two different styles of IC fan shrouds; one for later-style radiators and one for early ones. It's critical that you know which one you have and match it up properly. The older ones won't properly attach at the bottom to newer-style radiators and it will ride up and get a hole in it from the fan hitting it.

That makes a lot more sense, I'm not sure which style I have...the bottom doesn't match up perfectly but it's not the deal breaker here.

Ugh the OE one is $20, I may give the house of hose a call.
 
That makes a lot more sense, I'm not sure which style I have...the bottom doesn't match up perfectly but it's not the deal breaker here.

Ugh the OE one is NLA, I may give the house of hose a call.

FTFY.

I have 2, but I want $25 each because they're NOS.
 
So this is OE or bust? Classic little detail to the +T that I missed.

Only if you're in a lame auto:-P

In all honesty you could go e fan, and sell that tic shroud and still have money left over. I still have a tic shroud laying around because mine too interfered with my coolant reservoir line. Not a huge deal though.
 
The issue I'm chasing is overheating going up hills so I'm reserved about switching to an efan. My issue is more likely my radiator but I figured I'd chase down these air gaps on my shroud.
 
The issue I'm chasing is overheating going up hills so I'm reserved about switching to an efan. My issue is more likely my radiator but I figured I'd chase down these air gaps on my shroud.

If everything is working up to par and it still gets toasty I would really look into aero mods. Force the air through the radiator rather than around it. Make sure your splash pan is in place. You can also build an air dam.
 
I've got a tropical fan clutch, splash plan, and air guide from the valence to to the radiator support :-(

My plastic fan did get chewed up and is not the diameter it once was, but I'm afraid if I get another one it'll just chew into this durn shroud.
 
Use a temp gun on the radiator and check across the matrix to see if there are cold spots and to see what your temp drop is from inlet to outlet.

Idk about yours but my radiator is shiny so my IR thermometer cannot accurately measure it. You'd be better off measuring various parts of the head and block I think. Also is OP's temp board bypassed?
I've got a tropical fan clutch, splash plan, and air guide from the valence to to the radiator support :-(

My plastic fan did get chewed up and is not the diameter it once was, but I'm afraid if I get another one it'll just chew into this durn shroud.

Why is your fan getting chewed up? Your mounts need to be stable enough for that to not happen.
 
Temp board is bypassed, and it got chewed up when it got in a fight with a stray stainless oil-feed line... My point being that with the chewed up fan I have very little clearance to the shroud, leading me to believe that with a full fan it'll hit the shroud.
 
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