Cadillac Misfits

General Category => For Sale & Wanted => Topic started by: Keeper on March 30, 2016, 10:58:54 PM



Title: Nice
Post by: Keeper on March 30, 2016, 10:58:54 PM
Everyone needs this baby,No?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1969-CADILLAC-FAN-CLUTCH-NEW-GM-4941106-/262222568896?fits=Year%3A1969%7CMake%3ACadillac%7CModel%3AEldorado&hash=item3d0daeddc0:g:TrgAAOSwNyFWd0sh&vxp=mtr#ht_76wt_901


Title: Re: Nice
Post by: Otto Skorzeny on March 31, 2016, 01:15:18 AM
Why would anybody pay $125 for $20-$40 part that you can get anywhere?


Title: Re: Nice
Post by: Fins on March 31, 2016, 05:47:41 AM
Because there is an ass for every seat.


Title: Re: Nice
Post by: Keeper on March 31, 2016, 10:15:47 PM
made in USA, clutches now are foreign and when they let go of the fan it rips right into the radiator.The other thing is they take out the water pump as they are not round.went through a bunch before I got one like this for a 1974 Pontiac super duty TA.Been almost 50000 miles,2 water pumps 3 radiators.Stock one,stock replacement and now the $99 plastic and aluminum one. One needs to spend at least $125 or more for their fan clutch.Am I really wrong?


Title: Re: Nice
Post by: Otto Skorzeny on March 31, 2016, 10:26:48 PM
Why not just a fixed blade fan that works all the time?


Title: Re: Nice
Post by: Keeper on March 31, 2016, 11:00:43 PM
Factory fixed,Factory clutch.Flex is what is scary.How many times can metal bend back and forth before it breaks!


Title: Re: Nice
Post by: Otto Skorzeny on April 01, 2016, 12:43:34 AM
Basically a lot.

If the metal is designed to bend and retain memory, it doesn't wear out too easily. 


Title: Re: Nice
Post by: Jon on April 01, 2016, 11:54:31 PM
If it stays in the elastic strain range and below the endurance stress limit, it can go a very long time.


Title: Re: Nice
Post by: Keeper on April 02, 2016, 12:53:28 AM
Yikes,Never thought of that with the tortion bars and pork chops.On the 40 year old coach as well.Little heavier than the later model flex fan, but same thing.Piece of my door spring just broke off the other day,scared the Sh*t out of me.BAM,Then ting a ling a ling.Piece on the ground.Kinda the same style spring on my trunk lid,but it has 3 positions of tension,opening and closing for 50 years,It is most likely next.Just saying originally,never cheap out on a timing chain or a fan clutch,Go for the best you can get!


Title: Re: Nice
Post by: Jon on April 02, 2016, 02:52:50 AM
Yeah, I'm a big fan of buying quality parts and only doing the job once.


Title: Re: Nice
Post by: guidematic on April 02, 2016, 11:15:19 AM

 Remember when Ford flex fans were failing? And managed to launch a blade through an unsuspecting mechanic's chest?

 Mike


Title: Re: Nice
Post by: Russ on April 02, 2016, 08:48:18 PM
Isnt it the rivets that get loose, and fatigue the metal around the hole.


Title: Re: Nice
Post by: guidematic on April 02, 2016, 11:16:31 PM

 Ueah, something to that effect.

 Mike