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Re: 2014 Project Log - Pleading the Fifth
« Reply #15 on: July 08, 2014, 13:41:04 »

i'll be watching for the radiator install
the one in Blueberry is shot, but the one in the 5th is good
so I was thinkin on getting a aluminum one for the 5th and putting the 5ths in Blueberry
how much did it run you and where from?
interior looks WAY better too

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Re: 2014 Project Log - Pleading the Fifth
« Reply #16 on: July 08, 2014, 15:38:05 »

i'll be watching for the radiator install
the one in Blueberry is shot, but the one in the 5th is good
so I was thinkin on getting a aluminum one for the 5th and putting the 5ths in Blueberry
how much did it run you and where from?
interior looks WAY better too

I got the radiator for about $200 from here: http://www.championradiators.com/product/CC374

My only gripe with it so far is the overflow outlet is facing the driver's side - don't know what to do about that just yet.
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Re: 2014 Project Log - Pleading the Fifth
« Reply #17 on: July 08, 2014, 17:06:52 »

I got the radiator for about $200 from here: http://www.championradiators.com/product/CC374

My only gripe with it so far is the overflow outlet is facing the driver's side - don't know what to do about that just yet.

With the moparmuscle 5th Avenue whatever rad Dulcich used had the same problem and in the picture of it he had a metal line that looped around so the hose would face the proper side.
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Re: 2014 Project Log - Pleading the Fifth
« Reply #18 on: July 08, 2014, 21:33:42 »

you can do what mike said or get a aluminum over flow and mount it on the drivers side

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Re: 2014 Project Log - Pleading the Fifth
« Reply #19 on: July 09, 2014, 18:07:06 »

you can do what mike said or get a aluminum over flow and mount it on the drivers side

I've already got a nice stainless one to go with the radiator, but there is no room due to the battery.  Taking line around is an option, but it would look half assed.  I might go back to the custom radiator shop that rebuilt my heater core and ask them to move it.
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Re: 2014 Project Log - Pleading the Fifth
« Reply #20 on: July 10, 2014, 07:01:35 »

Get a piece of stainless line to wrap around,might not look so halfed ass

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Re: 2014 Project Log - Pleading the Fifth
« Reply #21 on: July 21, 2014, 17:17:10 »

Bump.  8)
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Re: 2014 Project Log - Pleading the Fifth
« Reply #22 on: July 21, 2014, 17:56:15 »

looks great!
how much narrow was it then the factory?
and I suppose you never lined up a factory shroud to see if it'd fit
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Re: 2014 Project Log - Pleading the Fifth
« Reply #23 on: July 21, 2014, 18:11:01 »

looks great!
how much narrow was it then the factory?
and I suppose you never lined up a factory shroud to see if it'd fit

If you look closely you can see the plate on the driver's side of the radiator I used to secure that side.  The core is as wide as the factory unit, but the mounts are considerably narrower.  I used a 3.5"x1/8" piece of flat stock.

I did in fact drop the factory shroud on it for giggles and it's quite a bit taller.  You would have to cut a pretty big section out of the bottom to make it fit right.

I just got back from a cruise and with the fans on high it kept the motor under 170 degrees in a traffic jam - with it being 95 degrees outside!  I'm stoked.  This thing is just asking for more cubes now.
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Re: 2014 Project Log - Pleading the Fifth
« Reply #24 on: July 21, 2014, 18:27:18 »

hmmmm good to know :thumb:
wonder if I could cut a section outta the middle of the shroud and fiberglass it back together :hmm:

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Re: 2014 Project Log - Pleading the Fifth
« Reply #25 on: November 23, 2014, 16:08:42 »

Check out post number four for the interior shots.  I've actually had this done since August, but never bothered to upload the pictures for some reason.  It's a lot quieter on the inside now with a headliner installed again.  I managed to fish a backing out of a junkyard car in July and the guy was able to use it.  The damn thing was falling apart too, but he was able to reinforce it.

That was it for the year.  Next year is shaping up to be not nearly as productive car was as we're going to be house hunting in the Spring, or I should say she is house hunting and I'm garage hunting.   :evil:

The most I'll probably get done is new tubular upper control arms and maybe a steering box - we'll see.
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