Monday, March 19, 2012

Redneck Fan Clutch FAIL

So your fan appears to be "slipping" sometimes, not rotating at the full speed of the water pump pulley ... what to do?

Simple!  Just weld the fan clutch bolts to the drive hub.  Fixed!

This "repair" was found on the fan of the 1963 Buick 215 Aluminum motor we bought on ebay.   The right way to do this (assuming the fan clutch was even broken!) is to purchase a replacement fan clutch.  The clutch is designed to slip for a reason!