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Cracked Radiator Fan Blades

Hello :) I have a 1987 Cougar and doing some general maintenance I noticed that the Radiator Fan Blades are showing a few cracks near the center. I am having problems locating a replacement fan. When I do a search on google this fan  shows up Dorman 620-112 Radiator Fan Blade shows up , However it shows as Incompatible at the retailers that sell it. Has anyone had to replace there fan and if so can you recommend a replacement and retail location that i could purchase one.
I like to stay as close to oem as possible.

If I had the extra cash I would luv to replace the belt drive fan with all electric so if anyone has experience and suggestions about that modification would also be greatly appreciated.

Any help and advice would be greatly appreciated.

Re: Cracked Radiator Fan Blades

Reply #1
Been using the Dorman 620-112 fan blade on my 5.0 Thunderbird for years without issue.
88 Thunderbird LX: 306, Edelbrock Performer heads, Comp 266HR cam, Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, bunch of other stuff.

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That is good to know because this is the reply I got from Dormans Customer Service.

"Unfortunately Andrew, Dorman does not offer the Rad Fan Blades for the 1987 Cougar at this time.

Thanks and Have a Nice Day!

 Peggy Dickerson

Customer Service Specialist |  Dorman Products, Inc.

:( I miss the days when people that worked at these companies actually had real working knowledge and experience in there field.  Its gets so frustrating when you  know they just fired off a canned response because they are just to lazy or just not interested enough in their job . You have to wounder how many potential sales company's are losing today do to this type of behavior.

I deal with this in the computer field almost every day now. I can almost tell in the 1st few seconds if I am wasting my time talking to the person on the other end. I just will say thanks hang up  call back and try to get a knowledgeable interested person.


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Reply #3
The Mustang fan may work, but it's not a direct interchange. Dorman has no way of knowing what other differences there are between the vehicles.

 

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Reply #4
The Mustang fan may work, but it's not a direct interchange. Dorman has no way of knowing what other differences there are between the vehicles.

Yup. Mustang fan is about 1 inch smaller in diameter than the Thunderbird fan. I haven't noticed any difference in cooling with it though.
88 Thunderbird LX: 306, Edelbrock Performer heads, Comp 266HR cam, Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, bunch of other stuff.

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I also have the factory style plastic radiator fan on my car, it never runs hot even with the A/C on.
1988 Thunderbird
306 HO w/ A9P processor
AOD w/ Transgo Reprogrammer
Full Digital Dash w/ twin Cyberdyne A-pillar gauges 
245/50/16 Tires on Snowflakes
Engine swap - CA smog compliant