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Dan Eiland
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I just fitted my engine and Ford T5 transmission into my car for a trial fit
with my A/C compressor installed and it fits fine with one exception--no
room for my radiator fan shroud. Now I'm thinking of modifying the front
sheetmetal to move the radiator forward a couple inches so I have enough
room to get my fan shroud into the engine compartment and still have enough
room up front to fit my A/C condensor and electric fans as well as my oil
cooler. ...................Move forward an hour...I just came from my garage
where I just pulled my radiator and fan shroud off the shelf and installed
them into my engine compartment--or at least tried. The radiator fits fine
but the fan shroud just won't fit. The crankshaft pulley used with the A/C
compressor is just a hair too far forward. Is it possible to move the engine
back about a quarter inch? I have enough room at the back of the engine
compartment and there is enough room at the shifter location to go back a
quarter inch, so the real question has to do with the motor mounts--will
they allow for another quarter inch travel toward the back of the engine
compartment? Anyone know for sure?

Dan Eiland
1974 JH 15069
2.2L with Ford T5 5 speed

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The shroud is the non-stock part here, right? It wasn't engineered for use with A/C which few JHs have. Modify it to suit.

Kurt

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Seem's like the crankshaft pulley is the issue here, why not get a GT or JH5 crank pulley and use that, no way are they as long as the one you have stuck on the front.

Or as suggested, mod. or pull the shroud, with electric fans you wont need it.

Brett

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The JH uses a different A/C setup than the GT. I have tried to locate a GT A/C system but no one will sell me the parts. The parts that are on my car are correct for the JH. I suspect I just need to move the engine back a little. The JH requires the longer crank pulley to align the belt correctly with the compressor. I have three different pullies and the one on there is the only one that aligns the belt. I can always cut the lip off the shroud but I don't know if that would weaken the shroud and cause vibration. I'll look at this over the weekend and decide what route to take to correct this issue. 



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