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Message started by Knotacare on Aug 28th, 2014 at 4:19am

Title: time flies
Post by Knotacare on Aug 28th, 2014 at 4:19am
Been having a slight leak on the 68 top radiator hose when the engine is hot. So I went back & looked ..it's been 12 yrs since I replaced it :P.  So I ordered a top & bottom & will install today. Funny how time gets away...
Alan [smiley=beer.gif]

Title: Re: time flies
Post by olddiver on Aug 29th, 2014 at 5:25am
Alan
I know what your saying, looked in the mirror the other day and was surprised to see an old man :-/
....Mark

Title: Re: time flies
Post by yellowjacket on Aug 29th, 2014 at 7:28am

68-73 wrote on Aug 28th, 2014 at 4:19am:
Been having a slight leak on the 68 top radiator hose when the engine is hot. So I went back & looked ..it's been 12 yrs since I replaced it :P.  So I ordered a top & bottom & will install today. Funny how time gets away...
Alan [smiley=beer.gif]

You've had it that long? I guess so as I started this forum over 12 years ago.
01/12/01 at 1:26am

Title: Re: time flies
Post by Knotacare on Sep 2nd, 2014 at 9:23am
Well it's leaking from the top side of the radiator. Looked around for repair shops & I'm not to convinced it can be repaired & stay fixed. So I'm ordering another Dewitts Radiator today after I talk to them. Just not sure I need the HD one with 1.25 fins...I'm thinking the 1" will work fine because I don't have headers now & the compression is less than 9-1 now. It was 12.5 -1 before.
Alan [smiley=beer.gif]

Title: Re: time flies
Post by yellowjacket on Sep 2nd, 2014 at 11:46am
That Blue Monster still has a ton of power. You haven't skimped yet, don't now... get the best radiator you can buy.  ;)

Title: Re: time flies
Post by Knotacare on Sep 3rd, 2014 at 4:32am
I did talk to Dewitts yesterday & they said the HD radiator is not needed.  If I was pushing 600+HP then the HD would be needed , but I'm at around $450 hp & 550 + TQ so I'm good to go with the 1" fins.  If I had headers & compression of 10-1 or higher then that's a different story.  I built this engine to be a real nice driver...the 73 with a stroker puts out a lot more heat because of the higher compression , alum heads & headers. It's very important to decide what kind of car you want to drive then build it accordingly.
Alan [smiley=beer.gif]

Title: Re: time flies
Post by Knotacare on Sep 12th, 2014 at 8:32am
Just finished installing the Dewitts radiator this morning.  I also went to a local radiator shop about the one I took out. He said it's almost impossible to weld them but he does have good experiences with some kind of epoxy he uses on motorcycle alum radiators . So I'll give that a shot & if it works I'll put it in the 77 & save the original radiator & have it gone over by the same guy.
Alan [smiley=beer.gif]

Title: Re: time flies
Post by 69Shark on Sep 12th, 2014 at 12:05pm
I had my radiator re-cored  years ago with a 4 core high flow! Not as light as an aluminum but it is extremely effective at cooling!

Sounds awesome Alan!

Scott

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