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JFairman JFairman is offline
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Originally Posted by TurboKraft View Post
FWIW, the latest batch of fans from the factory look like cr@p, IMO. The hub is nicely plated yellow zinc, but the design is a little different than original and the mag looks like it was cast from shop sweepings. Top it all off and it looks like Fritz shot it with a rattlecan of Krylon. :-(
lol... you convinced me with your great pics!

I'm keeping the aluminum copy fan I already got from vertex and next time I change the oil I'll disconnect the big S hose and let the back of the motor down far enough to remove it, then tape off the gold cad plated steel center part, sand it smooth and satin polish it. Even now it actually looks a little better than the thing you posted.
I'll try not to get too carried away so whatever balancing that was done doesn't change much.

The new Porsche fan finish reminds me of old heavily galvanized steel garbage cans from the 60's
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