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Kenlowe Fans.... ( and other electric fan stuff )

Post by ian65 » Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:51 pm

A bit of interesting information...

Kenlowe no longer make or supply fan kits for aftermarket applications.... this from their website...

Kenlowe only supply fans to vehicle manufacturers/engineering companies and field replacements for existing specialist applications. We no longer make or supply thermo electric fan packages for retrofit on individual cars for the automotive aftermarket.


Any suggestions for the next best? I'm after a 16" fan, I already have the controller so just need the fan..... Spal maybe?, other makes that are any good?
Straight blades or curved? What's best?
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Re: Kenlowe Fans.... ( and other electric fan stuff )

Post by spirit r » Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:32 pm

In the 80ties i tested the oem fan out of the bmw 323 i. The e-fan was working with two different speed options. In the high mode you can feel the air flow on the rear of the Rx7 . You need a tough batterie and thick wires. I personally like the continue airflow of the visco fan in the engine room.
The fan works on the exactly same position like the visco fan.

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Re: Kenlowe Fans.... ( and other electric fan stuff )

Post by rotarypower » Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:24 pm

I've heard the Davies Craig fans are pretty respectable.

To be honest the twin fans I used on my e-fan conversion seem to be working very nicely. Direct onto the radiator with no shroud.

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Re: Kenlowe Fans.... ( and other electric fan stuff )

Post by richrx » Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:20 pm

Have a look at these alternative suggestions to a kenlow ...

https://www.rx7club.com/1st-generation- ... se-755875/

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Re: Kenlowe Fans.... ( and other electric fan stuff )

Post by ian65 » Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:43 pm

thanks for the replies and suggestions gents. I've been running the MR2 twin fan setup for years in my Elford Turbo and it's great, I was after something a bit simpler and more discreet for Gus though.

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Post by Hobbawobba » Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:31 pm

Definitely go for Spal. They are probably the biggest company in the world for this stuff

A single 16" will cool best. The UK doesn't really get hot enough to need a shroud - but it will be more efficient if designed properly aye.

Davies Craig make nice controller units also! If not controller by the ECU ;)

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Re: Kenlowe Fans.... ( and other electric fan stuff )

Post by richrx » Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:57 pm

ian65 wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:43 pm
thanks for the replies and suggestions gents. I've been running the MR2 twin fan setup for years in my Elford Turbo and it's great, I was after something a bit simpler and more discreet for Gus though.

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I've just referred you to your own post there haven't I -haha-

Apologies I should pay more attention :lol:

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Post by ian65 » Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:07 pm

no Rich, you linked to the RX7club forum in the US :)
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Post by richrx » Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:33 pm

ian65 wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:07 pm
no Rich, you linked to the RX7club forum in the US :)
Just don't click the 2nd link then :silent:

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Post by ian65 » Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:41 pm

richrx wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:33 pm
ian65 wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:07 pm
no Rich, you linked to the RX7club forum in the US :)
Just don't click the 2nd link then :silent:

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