Twin Electric Fans
A mate of mine (Hello Eddie!) was breaking a VM Diesel engined Rover SD1. I had the twin electric cooling fans from it. As the space where I wanted to fit the fans in front of the radiator on my Landy was a little bit too narrow, I had to grind off the welds which held one of the fans onto the frame. I then moved the fan along the frame about 2 inches closer to the othe fan. The two fans would now strike one another when running, so I replaced the short bolts that held the fan onto the frame with longer bolts. Now the fans still overlap, but one is slightly in front of the other.
It was a suprisingly simple job to make the fans fit nicely.
Originally I did use a thermostatic switch from a Kenlowe fan kit to operate the fans, but sadly the switch packed up after being jet washed once too often. I now just have a simple on/off switch to operate the fans.
I did remove the engine driven fan for a while and just switched on the electric fans to push air through the radiator when necessary, but I refitted the mechanical fan as it is a simple reliable system and I don't think the costs savings of removing the mechanical fan are worth while. I've experience engine damage through a long term overheating problems and I now want peace of mind!
The fans slowly windmill around in the breeze when you are driving along - which I think looks good! I might paint them an eyecatching colour or put a small light source behind them so they show up when driving in the dark.