In Reply to: Ford 8N fan blade posted by Matthew on June 06, 2020 at 18:51:11:
Your situation is not unusual. There have been many shrouds removed because of the problem you describe. I have fought many shrouds trying to get clearence to the fan. You could shorten the fan blades without serious impact.
One question, is the radiator mount rubber bushings thicker or thinner than original?
Also, is the radiator leaning for ward or rearward from perpendicular? It doesn't take much to be out of alignment.