1942 269 BLD cooling fan?

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  1. IHarvM3h4

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    Any ideas where to find a cooling fan for a 269 bld or bd? Finally was able to start the engine but when I drove the truck the radiator support bar wasnt bolted to radiator support and it fell into the fan causing damage to blades and destroying radiator. I did find a radiator that might work but cant seem to locate a cooling fan.
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  2. George Yingst

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    As always, I have one but surely one can be found closer to home?? I would not be surprised if just about any SD BD BLD fan might work. Heck find a RD motor and compare it.
    What is the outside measurement of yours? If I can think of it later, I'll go look at some of my other engines and see if they are the same.
     
  3. IHarvM3h4

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    I have only tried the BD 282 and the BLD 269 and havent found anything but I will try searching ones for the SD, and RD engines. The fan diameter measures 17 and 5/8ths roughly.
     
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    Boy I stepped on it big time it appears. Looking at all my other engines, none of them will work. All the rest attach with 4 bolts while yours is 6.
    I'm guessing with that said you are stuck looking for one from a BLD250 or BLD269, or the BD282 or BD308. Or the earlier similar FAC or FAB engines but they are scarce.
     
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    They are a slow turning engine. Maybe if it isn't cracked anywhere you can hammer it back into shape??
     
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    Thanks for looking. I might end up straightening it out the best I can, seems like two of the blades took it the worst the other two dont seem to be that bad.
     
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    Maybe I have 1.will look in the AM.
     
  8. George Yingst

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    If you can't straighten it and can't find one closer, I do have one. Its just a long ways to ship things again.
    I was just surprised when every other engine has the 4 bolt mount. Wonder what IHC was thinking with that.
     
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    I straightened 3 out of the 4 blades best I could but the 4th blade is wrinkled where it is rivided to the mounting flange. I would feel a lot more comfortable if I could get one to replace it because the new radiator is on its way. Im not sure why they would use 6 bolts to hold on a 4 blade fan either, ones I found for other diamond engines were all 4 bolt unfortunately.
     
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    In the worst case, why not cut the rivets holding the blades on your old hub and and on a replacement hub with wrong bolt pattern. Then rivet the new blades to the old hub?
     
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    I straightened out all the blades but it doesnt look quite right to me, I cant tell if the hub part is bent where the blades are rivited on. Its hard to find blades that have the right hole pattern for the rivits. George if you are willing to part ways with the fan you have pm me, thanks.
     
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