Scott Drake 3-1/2" Wide Plastic Fan Shroud for 1965-1966 260/289 Mustangs.This new & improved fan shroud from Scott Drake is for the 65-66 8-cylinder Mustangs and is efficient in drawing in cool air through the radiator at low speeds and idle, which is when most overheating occurs. This shroud is 3 1/2" wide.
Not only does this larger shroud greatly enhance cooling capabilities, it also offers more protection from the fan blades. Made from ABS plastic.
*65-66 6-cylinder Mustangs can use this shroud with minor trimming.
*Fan shroud brackets sold separately.
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Scott Drake Fan Shroud Plastic 3-1/2" Wide 260/289 1965-1966 is rated out of 5 by 3.
Rated 4 out of 5 by billinva from Works, but needs work This shroud does the job, but it could be better designed and marketed. First, it comes with no instructions, and requires a special set of mounting brackets. They also come with no instructions, so you have to figure it out yourself. Although the radiator is currently held in place with four symmetrically square holes, two on each side, the shroud holes are not symmetrical. They are offset upwards on the passenger side and downwards on the driver side. The brackets are what do the offset. The offset is there I guess to allow you to get a socket wrench in to attach the underlying radiator-to-frame bolts. But the brackets are thin, flexible metal and bend/distort easy when you attach the fan shroud, which is of flexible black ABS plastic. Odds are that when you finally get the shroud in place, the blades will be touching at some spot, as the bracket alignment and shroud flexibility guarantee some misalignment and out-of-roundness. The four holes on the shroud which hold the shroud to the brackets are elongated vertically, but not enough. In my case, I had to get a drill bit and elongate them even more vertically to allow enough up and down movement of the shroud to keep it away from the fan blades. Fortunately it is soft plastic and reams out easily. Also, even for my three row radiator, the three-row brackets are a little too long and initially placed the shroud 1/4 to 1/8 inch away from the radiator, shaking like crazy. You may need to bend the brackets to reduce the space between the two ears to bring the shroud up against the radiator. A better design would have been to keep the shroud mounting holes in square symmetrical alignment with the radiator mounting holes/bolts and use a long common bolt to hold both the radiator and the shroud in rigid alignment. If I were Scott Drake, I would redesign this to mount better and easier. It would not take much effort. I would also include instructions and/or a video to show how to make adjustments.
Date published: 2015-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shugg from Perfect fit Bought this for my 65 mustang. Had to modify a little because of alternator but fits perfectly. Stopped the engine from running hot. Looks great
Date published: 2015-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by dsosa from Great fit I'm very happy with this shroud. It was a snap to install and it has done a great job keeping my 289 cool.
Date published: 2015-01-08
Could you tell me which brackets should I buy to fit this Shroud???
Depends on how many rows your radiator is - there are different kits for 2-row, 3-row and 4-row radiators, each linked from the bottom of this product page.
Date published: 2015-08-07
I wonder if anyone has ever tried to install this on a Falcon. I have a '65 Falcon wagon that has no shroud. It has a stock style radiator and the factory 289. The engine compartment looks just like a '65 Mustang.
Not sure. We haven't tested it on a Falcon, so we can't say either way whether it would work or not.
Date published: 2015-07-24
Which is the top ...nothing marked and they are different.
It's pictured top up.
Date published: 2015-06-30
I need to know the full dimensions height and width of it
Date published: 2015-02-06
I was wondering the dimensions of the shroud I have purchased shrouds and don't fit my factory radiator I need to dimensions to see if it fits my radiator thank you
This shroud is 3 1/2" wide.
Date published: 2015-02-05
can you please tell me what are the correct brackets for this shroud its the 3 1/2 inch for a 65 regards
Hello friends. What diameter fan will fit inside this shroud? Thanks for your help.
what are the dimensions of this shroud will an 18 inch flex fan fit in it and will it mount on aftermarket aluminum radiator
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By Bill Tumas: We’re here with a high performance 3 1/2-inch fan shroud for your 1964 through 1966 small block Mustang from Scott Drake. This 3 1/2-inch ABS fan shroud is 3 1/2 inches deep, which does a great job of drawing air in at idle, which is when your Mustang has its biggest problems with overheating. It's designed to fit your '64 through '66 small block Mustang, but will also fit the six cylinder with minor trimming. This 3 1/2-inch fan shroud is a great way to aid minor cooling issues in your '64 through '66 small block Mustang.