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mustangj
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From: fergus,ontario,canada
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 10-24-2001 08:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangj   Click Here to Email mustangj     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What are you dudes running for radiators?
I had a junk yard 75 II rad recored for my ghia(Almost ten years ago.) I am thinking about having it done again. Has anyone ever had the stock rad recored into a four core?
The rad dude was talking about this possibility?!

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1978 Muscletang II t-top mach 1
1991 Lincoln mark 7
1997 Escort wagon type R
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IIGood
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From: Arnold, MD, USA
Registered: Jun 99

posted 10-24-2001 09:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for IIGood   Click Here to Email IIGood     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've still got the stock radiator in my V6. Though, about 3, maybe 4, years ago, I had to have it recored...dumped it's (remaining) contents on the parking lot at work. The first half of it was on the garage floor here at the house.

Then, this past February, I had to have it welded together cuz it was leaking again. Well, worked okay for a while, but now it's dripping again. Probably time to get a new radiator altogether. Another thing for "the list."

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Frank S.----MCA Member 40390
'99 Mustang coupe
'77 Ghia--"II Good"
'76 Cobra--project

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FiveLiterDreamer
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From: Conway, AR
Registered: Feb 2001

posted 10-24-2001 09:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FiveLiterDreamer   Click Here to Email FiveLiterDreamer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i used the stock radiator out of a '78 parts car that had been sitting for 16 years. When i was cleaning it, it looked like water was coming out of the tubes where it meets the top tank. I took it to a radiator shop and this dude took care of it for free. All he did was put this powder in it along with a few cap fulls of neutralizing solution from his bath tank and swished it around. He then capped off the upper and lower radiator hose sections and pumped compressed air through the top. He held it under the solution in the bath tank to see if any air bubbles were coming out. Thought some of you guys might want to check into this if you run into the same situation. As you know, II radiators are expensive as hell.

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77sleeper
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Posts: 125
From: Mesa Arizona
Registered: Jun 2001

posted 10-30-2001 06:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 77sleeper   Click Here to Email 77sleeper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
well, remember that I am in Phoenix

I have a flowKooler pump
a 12" electric set at 195*
a 10" electric set at 205*
stock 3 core rad

runs solid 210* in the summer

I plan on doing the 2x1.5" aluminum before next summer

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mustangj
Gearhead

Posts: 259
From: fergus,ontario,canada
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 10-30-2001 08:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangj   Click Here to Email mustangj     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was not going to tell everyone about why I have a sudden interest in cooling. (I am still embarassed about the missing oil gallery plug). Time to come clean, confession time! I placed automotive shop towel in every hole in the engine (when it was on the stand after it was built). I thought I had removed all the towel when I put the engine in the car. Well the car developed a strange cooling problem! It would run 180 for a long time and then it would shoot up to 230 in a heart beat. Low oil pressure, over-heating and fuel in the oil led me to take the engine apart.

1. there was a missing engine oil gallery plug (oil pressure problem)

2. A very strong paper towel balled up in the water pump!(cooling problem)

3. A fuel pump that requires a fuel pressure regulator. I thought when the discription of the pump said 7-9psi it would run at 7psi not the 12 psi(measured on a gage).

When I was 17 I knew everthing, the older I get the less I know! My low budget GHIA never had the problems my ultimate creation is having!

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1991 Lincoln mark 7
1997 Escort wagon type R
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Percy Hazel
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From: Bellingham, WA, USA
Registered: Jul 2000

posted 10-31-2001 12:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Percy Hazel   Click Here to Email Percy Hazel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Don't be so hard on yourself we all have days like that.
When its over you shake you head and ask yourself how you could ever do something like that
No explanation....just temporary brain fade.

Luck with the project.

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mustangj
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Posts: 259
From: fergus,ontario,canada
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 11-01-2001 01:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangj   Click Here to Email mustangj     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Percy Hazel:

No explanation....just temporary brain fade.

I have a weak explanation. When I was 17 the Ghia was my only car. Fixing it when it was broken was very important and the fixing happened very quickly. (Had to drive it to work in the morning). My Mach is a toy not a car (I have two of those transportation cars to get me to work). When the II is broken it can sit for months, half taken apart. When I get back at it I forget where I left off! Thats my story and I am sticking with it! Does pep boys have a paper towel remover in a bottle I can poor into the rad? Nevermind

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