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  • #16
    Mark one item off the checklist:

    Got my new aluminum Champion 5.0 conversion 66 Mustang radiator installed yesterday.
    DSCF0824 by Bobby Atkins, on Flickr
    DSCF0825 by Bobby Atkins, on Flickr


    Would you trust this fan? Cracks on both sides. I reversed it to check hose clearance, probably will switch it back when I get the water neck installed.

    DSCF0826 by Bobby Atkins, on Flickr

    My reconditioned water neck

    DSCF0829 by Bobby Atkins, on Flickr
    ----1999 F150 XLT Lariat Super Cab 4X4 5.4----
    -----1947 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe 5.0-----
    -----2005 Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4----
    " Sometimes you fix the car, sometimes the car fixes you" Steve L.

    "Do not let anyone tell you it cannot be done. No challenge can match the heart and fight and spirit of America". President Donald J. Trump

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    • #17
      I'd replace the fan. When they are cracked like that, it's a ticking time bomb.
      Steve - M&M Member #690

      '68 GT/CS California Special Candy Apple Red
      '90 Limited Edition Mustang LX 5.0 'vert (7-Up Car)


      Member: Vancouver Island Mustangs Association; Owner 1990 Limited Edition Mustang Registry
      Steve's 1990 Limited Edition Convertible Website & Home of the 1990 Limited Edition Mustang Registry

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      • #18
        I agree with Steve, that's a problem in the making. You were actually lucky to spot it beforehand.
        '70 Mach 1 - '72 Sprint - '94 F-150 XL -'97 E-150 - '05 Sable LS
        My Mach's restoration progress
        My Sprint's restoration progress
        I wish Americans wouldn't take advice on complex social issues from people that make their living from the talents they learned in kindergarten; singing, dancing, coloring, playing pretend, tossing balls, telling jokes...
        Pay attention to the people who think and highlight honesty.

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        • #19
          Finally got a free weekend to work on the car a bit. Had the gaskets for a while, so finally bolted the intake on yesterday with new stainless bolts. Also put in a new thermostat and new bypass hose. Still have to get the molded heater hose that ran up to the water piping, nothing else will clear the alternator bracket. Started a TV cable adapter bracket, got the carb linkage bracket shaped, and went to drill the cable hold down bracket, but couldn't find the chuck key to my drill press. Figure it either got knocked off behind my toolbox or the Grandson toted it off. Either way, couldn't do any drilling, so I quit for the day. Ordered a new chuck key off eBay last night, should be here in a few days.

          Still a lot to do, and most of it is small, time consuming fabrication work. Shift linkage, exhaust from manifolds to head pipes, driveshaft end, some rewiring, all the kind of stuff that takes time to work out. Upcoming cooler weather will help a lot, no more grass to cut for a while. Maybe by late winter/early spring, I'll get it back on the road again. I'm sure ready for it!
          ----1999 F150 XLT Lariat Super Cab 4X4 5.4----
          -----1947 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe 5.0-----
          -----2005 Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4----
          " Sometimes you fix the car, sometimes the car fixes you" Steve L.

          "Do not let anyone tell you it cannot be done. No challenge can match the heart and fight and spirit of America". President Donald J. Trump

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          • #20
            Keep at it, one piece at a time and soon in time it will be one piece

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