1960 Other Ford Models Radiator Fan

Tiny
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Engine Cooling problem
1960 Other Ford Models 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 550K miles

Okay, I have a 1930 Ford Model AA and I've been looking for professional advice an issue that's recently come up. I was driving down the road when I noticed my radiator was overheating. I pulled over, opened up the hood and found that the belt came off the radiator fan pulley. I checked to see what was causing it to become so loose and turns out that the radiator fan's all wobbly. I've been asking around and getting different kinds of answers such as, "looks like the bearing's going out" (but the shaft going into the water pump is fine) and, "Looks like you just need to replace the fan". This truck means a lot to me and so I really don't want to start doing anything to it until I know exactly what's wrong. Any help would be very appreciated. Thank you for your time.


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Thursday, April 9th, 2009 AT 5:54 PM

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Tiny
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That's a real jewel. Naturally you don't want to deviate from OEM. I have to believe the fan is not an integral part of the water pump. Correct me if I'm wrong. Please advise.
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Thursday, April 9th, 2009 AT 6:07 PM
Tiny
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Could be the bearing or the impeller.

Sometimes a water pump will fail internally due to severe corrosion wearing away the impeller blades, or the impeller comes loose on the shaft, or the shaft itself may break from metal fatigue (caused by flexing due to an out-of-balance fan).
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Thursday, April 9th, 2009 AT 6:19 PM
Tiny
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From what I've learned, the water pump sits in the engine and the shaft comes out the front and the fan's on the end. (I'm still learning about this engine if you couldn't tell), The shaft coming out of the water pump is solid, the previous owner actually put a new one in a month before I bought it. It's a shame that they had to replace it because most of that engine is original and for everything that's not it takes that much away. Aside from that, the fact that the shaft has no play suggests to me that the fan is just along for the ride on the end of that. I hope I'm right or this might get expensive :)
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Thursday, April 9th, 2009 AT 8:04 PM
Tiny
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Put in a new one, huh? I'll bet NAPA had 2 or 3 of those on the shelf. Anyway, you're going to have to educate me a little bit. How does the fan attach to the pump shaft? What can you see that's wrong with the fan assm. That it wobbles?
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Thursday, April 9th, 2009 AT 9:13 PM
Tiny
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Does it look like this


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/12900_water_pump_cutaway_1.jpg

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Thursday, April 9th, 2009 AT 9:42 PM

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