Hooray!!! Someone noticed!!!
Yeah, a friend was driving the P'up and rear ended someone setting this whole rebuild in motion.
The radiator was shoved right up against the fan (see pic above). In order to get her to turn over, I had to cut about an inch off of the tips of the fan blades with some dikes. It was rubbing just enough to keep her from firing. Then, using starting fluid, she fired up and I got her home.
Twas a sad day lads.
That was 9 months ago.viewtopic.php?f=18&t=14054&hilit=ouch
What's really cool about you bringing this up is I just put a new (used) fan on her this weekend. Found a guy about 30 miles south who had one off of a 79 Luv. Cleaned up real nice and fits good. Threw some Ford blue on her too. Same original radiator with a few solders. Holds water just fine. I had tried a couple of aftermarket fans from Oriellys but man they looked so deadly.
Thanks for noticing. And no, it didnt appear to effect my temps.