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stoker
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From: folsom,cal,
Registered: Jan 2002

posted 12-13-2002 11:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stoker   Click Here to Email stoker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
seem to have real bad luck with blowin them.maybe its the 6800 rpm car sees often.where can i get high quality one with guarantee?

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V8 Thumper
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From: Orange, Ca. United States of America
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posted 12-14-2002 08:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Don't know of any 'high end' cores, but here's a few ideas/questions: What size thermostat are you running? Running deionized water? Install a ground strap from the back of each head to the firewall; the multiple grounds help keep electrolysis in check, as does the DI water

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n2oMike
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From: Spencer, WV
Registered: Jan 2001

posted 12-14-2002 09:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for n2oMike   Click Here to Email n2oMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I used to pop radiator cores with missed shifts back in the day...

The simplest and most effective thing to do, is to put a restrictor in the hose that goes to to the core. (a cheap way is hose clamping a small 1/4" socket in the hose)

Just be sure to restrict the hose going to to core, and not the one routing water away from it. If you restrict the outlet, it will just build more pressure.

The heater inlet hose is the one that runs from the intake manifold, not the water pump.

It works like a charm...

Good Luck!

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Mike Burch
66 mustang real street
302 4-speed 289 heads
10.63 @ 129.3
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V8 Thumper
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From: Orange, Ca. United States of America
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posted 12-14-2002 11:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's a cool idea Mike

Stoker, if you're motor sees 6800 rpm frequently, the restrictor could very possibly take care of the problem. I'm still sold on DI water, and here's an example: Anything over .300v DC in your cooling system will begin to erode the softest metals (electrolysis). Freeze plugs and thin aluminum (heater core ) are usually the first to go. With a 75/25 mix of DI water and antifreeze, I only see .070 v DC in my cooling system measured with a multimeter; negative pole on the negative post of the battery and the positive pole submerged in the coolant

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1965 GT coupe, 333ci aluminum headed/solid cammed stroker, four speed, 3.70:1 9"

All Blue Oval, no blue bottle
http://mustangsandmore.50megs.com/V8Thumper.html

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stoker
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From: folsom,cal,
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posted 12-14-2002 04:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stoker   Click Here to Email stoker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
so most 1/4 inch sockets have 1/4 inch orifice i am assumming.will that relieve high pressure which i take is causing blown core?it was only a couple months old

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