The efficiency of the cooling fan in that position is very low, so unless you like the 'kiddies seaside windmill' look then loose it and use a SPAL type, if your running an oil cooler make sure that it is stat controlled and mounted in front of the radiator and close to it, with the fins aligned too.
add an expansion bottle correctly mounted and plumbed in,
make sure all cooling system components are in good working order, pump, hoses, bleeds, bypasses, matrix, crap in the block etc, fit suitable thermostat and fan switches.
ensure gauge works correctly
....and then enjoy.
The fan will shroud the radiator which ever side its fitted, it either restrict flow into or out of the rad - little difference really. A small pusher fan will be fine circa 9" - thats all I have on mine ! go larger if you can for piece of mind.
If the rad is clean and flows well you will be fine.
Make sure your fan switch values respect the thermostat value too.
Hi Piers, yes it definitely would have been one of my many trips to Le Mans, staying in the company of Ms Condon. Brings back many memories, including drag races in Sevens up the drive to see who could stop nearest the steps in front of the chateau - on gravel!
Definitely no cooling issues though...
Even Sir Derek could win it!