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Gary
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From: Sarasota, Fla. USA
Registered: Jun 99

posted 06-29-2001 12:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gary   Click Here to Email Gary     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well here in FL. I don't need a heater and doult I'll need to use defrosters. It seems to be a simple deal ridding the heater and to by-pass but wondered if I block off the water neck out-let,(top tube) and pump out-lets, and one of the two in the front of manifold if I will still have good flow through-out the engine? Guess what Im asking is the original set-up neccessary or can I just block them all off expect the short straight one from back of pump to manifold?
I want to clean up the engine bay as much as possible, and rid all un-neccessary hoses and wires .....(clean!)
Again thanks, also thanks for the replies about engine torque control

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Robert K
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From: Nashville, TN
Registered: Apr 2000

posted 06-29-2001 01:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert K   Click Here to Email Robert K     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I wouldn't block anything off but what you can do is run a short length (4"-5") of hose to just by-pass the heater core. It doesn't hurt a thing to by-pass the hearter core. I've got this setup on my convertible until I can really take the car apart and replace the heater core and some other items.

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65fastback 302/4sp

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JAAZZY
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From: Bay Area, CA
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 06-29-2001 05:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JAAZZY     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have mine bypassed with a length of hose for the 2nd or 3rd time. It seems like the stocks heater cores just can't handle the pressure of a hih rpm motor. I routinely turned 7000rpm with my 289 and within a few months the core would leak again. Everyone told me it shouldn't but it always did. I need to come up with some kind of divertor so only a very small amount of water gets through.

I have never seen anyone completely block the openings. I usually just see a short length of hose. It doesn't seem though that blocking them would be bad or at least I can't figure out why.

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7DMACH1
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From: PHILA. PA.
Registered: Feb 2001

posted 06-29-2001 05:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 7DMACH1   Click Here to Email 7DMACH1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
First you can plug the holes in the engine with pipe plugs. As far as a problem with blowing out heater cores, Ford had a Tech. service bulletin in 1968 or 69 for this problem on all big block cars. It was to put a restrictor in the hoses right before the core to slow the flow. Almost all newer cars have them too, they come in a new Ford heater hose but if you put on aftermarket they don't and most people don't know to take them out of the old hose. The restrictors are still avail. from Ford. Part #E1DZ-18D358-B 5/8" OR E7VY-18D358-A 3/4" A little pricey though. Another way is to put a nut in the hose to slow the flow.

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1986 CAPRI 5.0 5 spd.
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66351stang
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From: sayville,newyork
Registered: Jul 2000

posted 06-29-2001 06:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66351stang   Click Here to Email 66351stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
HEATER CORE IS 38.00, DEPENDING ON THE YEAR
65,66,67,68, WITHOUT A/C ,JOB TAKES ABOUT
2.0 HOURS..EVERYONE BYPASSE'S A LEAKING HEATER CORE.REMEMBER, THE SYSTEM IS SHORTENED WHEN YOU BYPASS THE CORE, YOU LOOSE THAT STRETCH OF HOSE AND THE CORE ITSELF, WHICH HELP'S COOL THE WATER...

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ponycar66,have you flown in a ford latley???????
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glad i had a v-8 !!!!!!
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have a great day!!!!!!!!

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TomP
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From: Delta BC Canada
Registered: Dec 99

posted 06-29-2001 10:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Gary


All you need is a pipe plug on the intake instead of that hex shaped water outlet (either 3/8" NPT or 1/2"NPT)

for the water pump you can get a molded rubber cap to seal it off, i bought them from a parts store in a red "Help" package

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jkilroy
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From: Vicksburg, MS
Registered: Dec 99

posted 07-03-2001 01:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jkilroy   Click Here to Email jkilroy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I picked up a couple of pipe plugs at Home Depot and along with some teflon goop, pluged the holes. The engine compartment looks a lot cleaner after getting rid of the bypass hose I had in there.

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Jay Kilroy
68' Fastback GT 390
"No such thing as a cam thats too big"

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