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Old September 11th, 2012, 07:22 PM   #1
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Got a fan tower on my property that was used for keeping the frost off the apples. They have low hours but haven't been run since the early 80s ish. They are bolted to ford industrial big blocks. The blades are aluminum and approximately 12' span. Anybody know anything about these things?






Any idea what these motors are either? Can't find any tags or anything.

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Old September 11th, 2012, 07:34 PM   #2
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Likely a superduty engine. Could be a 401,477 or 534. Are the fans usable or scrap?
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Old September 11th, 2012, 07:45 PM   #3
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The engines look like the old, old, old 372 blocks. Are the exhaust manifolds cracked? Particularly the right hand side manifolds. The manifolds are worth a pretty penny to restorers of Ford trucks that are next gen from the flathead V8's. The most expensive parts on those are the gear drive transmissions, that lower the output to the props. Get some numbers off of them, and hit some of the small aircraft/airboat websites. They go for good money too.
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I want one for a garage fan.
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I will get more info on them. From what I understand everything has low hours on it. It has just been sitting forever. I can make out on the valve cover "ford industrial". I want to get the motors off so it is easier to coyote hunt from up there

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