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  • Looks like it's getting closer Chris. Good Luck.
    Greg & Mendy Dayton, Ohio 2007LH 2008LH 2010LH 2011LH 2012 1st 2 stops 2013LH 2015 1st 2 stops2016LH 2017 first and last stops . 2018 LH ("It's better to be dead and cool than alive and uncool!! Harley Davidson!")

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    • Here is an updated shot of the engine bay:

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      • Looks good! When are you leaving for TX Chris?
        Jim & Cathy North Mankato, MN Long Haulers '04,07,08,09,10,11,12,13,14 Short Haul '05,'15,'17,’19 WST '14,'15,'16,'17

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        • Originally posted by moparjim71 View Post
          Looks good! When are you leaving for TX Chris?
          Our plan is to leave by 5pm on May 30 and be in Arlington before noon on Friday. How about you?
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          • Looking Good, I will be looking for it on the PT. I' ll be in the Green 74 Nova.

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            • Originally posted by novadriver View Post
              Looking Good, I will be looking for it on the PT. I' ll be in the Green 74 Nova.
              I'll be looking for yours too. What are you running for a distributor?
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              • Originally posted by 74NovaMan View Post
                I'll be looking for yours too. What are you running for a distributor?
                I running a HEI with Accel coil on top. Had to dent the firewall just a little but it works and still clears 142 supercharger as well. And no one really notices the dents.

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                • It runs! I had to replace a bad fuel pump and the radiator sprung a leak but it runs. Still to do before test drive:

                  Set TV cable
                  Shifter linkage
                  Lock-up wiring
                  Bleed brakes
                  Fix radiator
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                  66 Mustang GT Project

                  92 Camaro RS Convertible Project
                  79 Chevy Truck Project
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                  • No work on the car this weekend. Here is a shot of the radiator leak. The radiator is in good shape otherwise. The only issue that I have had with it is that it the area around the filler neck flexes quite a bit when you take the cap off. I am betting that flexing is the cause of the crack. My first inclination is to fix it in place without draining it. I have an oxy/acetylene setup and should be able to braze it. Anyone see a reason not to do it that way?

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                    • I'd drain it........how long can it take to drain and refill?

                      I do believe there is something about antifreeze being somewhat flammable as well.
                      Of all the paths you take in life - make sure a few of them are dirt.

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                      • Originally posted by STINEY View Post
                        I'd drain it........how long can it take to drain and refill?
                        It's not so much the time but the gallon of coolant I'll manage to spill no matter how careful I am. Any worries about the transmission fluid? The cooler is on that side down a bit from the filler neck.
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                        • You may try useing silver solder instead of brass it takes less heat and is just as strong.
                          Greg & Mendy Dayton, Ohio 2007LH 2008LH 2010LH 2011LH 2012 1st 2 stops 2013LH 2015 1st 2 stops2016LH 2017 first and last stops . 2018 LH ("It's better to be dead and cool than alive and uncool!! Harley Davidson!")

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                          • Originally posted by pintoboy77 View Post
                            You may try useing silver solder instead of brass it takes less heat and is just as strong.
                            Do I use a propane torch for this approach?

                            On the other hand, my wife is telling me to buy a new radiator. She said something about how un-fun it would be to have it pop another leak in the middle of Oklahoma at 3:00 AM. Maybe I should listen to her.
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                            • ALWAYS listen to your wife telling you to buy car parts.

                              Just think of the repercussions if you do not heed her advice.....and it does pop. Probably right in the middle of OK, at 2:59 AM.

                              Wifes can be eerie that way.

                              Best get that new radiator.
                              Of all the paths you take in life - make sure a few of them are dirt.

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                              • It does seem like a risky proposition (not buying a new one) doesn't it? The next question is brass and copper original style or aluminum with elec fans? Now would certainly be the time for that would it not?
                                Chris - HRPT Long Haul 03, 04, 05, 13, 14, 15,16 & 18
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                                66 Mustang GT Project

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