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95 Ford Straight 6 Pump Drive

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by PARTSMGR, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. PARTSMGR

    PARTSMGR Member
    Messages: 32

    I have a 1995 Ford with the Straight 6 in it.

    Looking to space the clutch fan out about 1/2" or so to clear the bottom Crank pulley for the belt drive. Fisher is looking at $90 for the adapter (8662). I was hoping someone else went thru this and had a more reasonable solution. I'd rather get a new clutch fan with a longer snout on it to work-- and give me some clearance too.

    Anyone out there deal with this yet?

    Thanks for your replies

    Brian
     
  2. Flipper

    Flipper PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,180

    I am suprised you can even get the part from Fisher.

    Watch ebay. Lots of drive sheaths for Fishers pop up there.
     
  3. plowatnight

    plowatnight Senior Member
    from Mn
    Messages: 305

    If it were me I'd put an electric fan on it and gain a bunch of clearance
     
  4. chris_121756

    chris_121756 Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    Yeah ebay is a good option but the cheapest would be to fab it yourself. I just bought a 93 F150, straight 6 and same plow setup. The pump is already mounted and I just need a v belt to drive and fab a bracket for the hydro controller. I'll take a look at mine tomorrow and see how big my spacer is.
     
  5. PARTSMGR

    PARTSMGR Member
    Messages: 32

    Chris,

    I've figured mine out.... I got lucky and Fisher supplied me with 2 of their adapters instead of one that I ordered This allowed me to space fan out and I still have 1 1/4" of clearance to the radiator.
    The bottom drive pulley was easier as I had the guys at work fab me up 3 spacers 7/8" deep to push this pulley our past the a/c compressor clutch. I'm running the pump and reservoir in one on this truck. I used the bracket that came from the donor truck (which was a/c delete) and flipped it around to use this. The pump is tucked down deep and only required notching the inner plastic fender a little to prevent an annoying vibration. I see why Fisher used the log splitter type pump with the remote reservoir - but with a little work- I got the all in one pump/reservoir to work. I'll watch for the correct pump and engine mounting bracket and if one falls into my lap- I'll change it over. Otherwise- its snow plowing I go.
     
  6. PARTSMGR

    PARTSMGR Member
    Messages: 32

    Electric fans are nice--- but the salt eats them up and when plowing at night- with the heat, headlights and strobes on-- who needs another high amp draw on the factory 85 amp alternator.....

    Mechanical drive is the way to go- much less problems and unless the motor stops- you always have hydraulic power for the plow.