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Cooling 289 Fords -" Gano Filter"

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by fordstandard, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. I was just told it is a must that 289 Ford owners install a GANO FILTER on their top radiator hose!

    Problem - I was told small chips of the 289 engine block chip off and clog radiator and can cause servicing the radiator !

    Solution - Install a Gano Filter on top hose to trap particles!

    ** Ever hear of it ? Have you guys used one ?

    Sounds like a helpful Tip !

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  2. George
    Joined: Jan 1, 2005
    Posts: 7,129


    Never heard of that.
  3. Zookeeper
    Joined: Aug 30, 2006
    Posts: 1,041


    I've owned many small block Ford-powered vehicles since 1979, put hundreds of thousands of miles on them and have never had a problem. Stay away from people selling or recommending crap like that and you'll be fine.
  4. ............"it is a must" sounds like a sales pitch to me. I've never heard that a Ford 289 is any more or less susceptible to having particles floating around in the cooling system than any other engine. These filters may actually be of some benefit, I wouldn't deny that, but a regular flush of the system with new coolant added would be a more judicious choice.
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  5. See pictures i just added to my orig post of such filter
  6. millersgarage
    Joined: Jun 23, 2009
    Posts: 2,001


    Pretty sure all the chips in my'69 motor have been "washed away" by now.
  7. Mule Farmer
    Joined: Jun 1, 2005
    Posts: 1,508

    Mule Farmer
    from Holland MI

    never heard of it
  8. 26 roadster
    Joined: Apr 21, 2008
    Posts: 2,015

    26 roadster

    I would throw the bull shit flag on that one!
  9. I've never heard of a Gano Filter,,I've had several 260/289/302's in my lifetime and never needed one.

    Sounds like a snake oil salesman. HRP
  10. ....And if you put a magnet on the fuel line ,the gas molecules align,resulting in outstanding gas mileage...Hurry now and we'll double your order...Just pay seperate shipping & handling...!!
  11. propwash
    Joined: Jul 25, 2005
    Posts: 3,858

    from Las Vegas

    "I've been told..." ??? who told you this? The lady waiting for her "French model" date on the TV commercials?
  12. traffic61
    Joined: Jun 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,447

    from Owasso, OK

    That's a new one on me. This isn't offered by the Hoffman Group is it? :)
  13. POLYFRIED 35
    Joined: Sep 1, 2010
    Posts: 888


    Not cheap either !!! prices
  14. BCR
    Joined: Dec 11, 2005
    Posts: 1,263


    I invented a carburetor that will allow all small block Fords to get 100mpg. The big three and oil companys are after me so I gotta go!!!!!!!!!
  15. BrokeDick
    Joined: Jan 21, 2008
    Posts: 222


    I can't believe a lot of you guys don't know what a Gano Filter is. I bought (back in the 90's) and used two of them on my cars. On my 64 Ranchero with a 260 it caught a lot of crap and junk from going into the radiator and I had one on my rebuilt 69 Camaro (350 engine). On the Ranchero it was routine to take it out and clean the filter then put it back in, it worked great on the Ford. On the Camaro it caught a little bit of stuff but the Chevy was pretty clean compared to the 260 Ford. So for me it worked and a old radiator guy told me to install one when I was fighting cooling problems on the 260 way back when.
  16. 32Tudor396
    Joined: Sep 14, 2010
    Posts: 181


    I have a cummins that apparently around 150,000 the casting sand comes out of block,plugs steam holes....causes hot spots...I am not worried about the rad but may have saved a warped head and deck. That looks cheap to me if it works!

  17. Were you told that by the guy selling the gano filter?

    Never seen one never used one and probably never will. You are being sold a bill if goods.
  18. QuarterLifeCrisis
    Joined: Aug 6, 2011
    Posts: 133

    from NY

    I know where there's a bridge for sale in Brooklyn...
  19. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 6,041

    from Michigan

    What we really need is a GUANO filter.
  20. JeffB2
    Joined: Dec 18, 2006
    Posts: 7,913

    from Phoenix,AZ

    Sure sounds like "guano" to me,I'd be leery about something that sounds like it came out of a bat's behind.You tend to see more posts about SBC's with heating issues than you do SBF's. Maybe this will be a "As seen on TV" item I can pick up at Walgreens or Dollar General just in time for Christmas.
  21. What happens when the filter plugs up? There are many bypass coolant filters on the market for much less. I worked radiators for a while and have never seen one plugged up with block fragments. Every thing else that would fit through the filler neck, but not pieces of engine block.
  22. shinysideup
    Joined: Sep 1, 2008
    Posts: 1,627

    from ruskin, fl

  23. I once went to a Ford dealership to buy a car and the salesman told me that the fod was the most economical and dependable car on the market, funny thing the salesman at the Chevy dealer told me the same thing. :rolleyes:

    I had a telemarketer call me once and tell me that I needed a product that I never heard of so I bought it because he should know, right? I still got it and am saving it for when I really gold metalic need eye shadow. Best buy I ever made.
  24. young'n'poor
    Joined: Jan 26, 2006
    Posts: 1,280


    Just make a habit of flushing your cooling system regularly, and go to your local autozone, pep boys, napa, whatever and get a zinc or magnesium sacrificial anode to catch some of what's in your cooling system. That filter would need to be regularly checked so as not to impede flow anyways, so you might as well just spend the time doing proper cooling system maintenance...

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  25. So what makes you think that common sense and proper vehicle maintenence has anything to do with this discussion. You sound like you have become a hot rodder or something. Next thing you know you'll be suggesting that someone wax their car if they want the paint to last. ;) :D:D
  26. young'n'poor
    Joined: Jan 26, 2006
    Posts: 1,280


    P'n'B, all this snow must have made me lose my mind for a second there. Proper maintenance sounds ridiculous when you could just keep bolting on new stuff every time there is a problem ;)

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  27. 'Beaner, You kill me.:rolleyes:
  28. 1gearhead
    Joined: Aug 4, 2005
    Posts: 464


    The filter is real and it works. Since most states have outlawed hot tanking blocks it is possible that rust inside the block can come loose after rebuilding and clog the radiator. The filter catches most of these particles and prevents them from clogging the radiator core. This is not just restricted to SBF, but is applicable to all older engines. I have been using then for years and they work! Those of you how are puttiing these filters down are just to stupid and ignorant to recognize a good product when you see it. Nuff Said!!
  29. Rob68
    Joined: Jun 16, 2011
    Posts: 495


    I have used them in the past. They did seem to work. I used them after putting in new radiators and they did capture small chunks of debris. I dont remember them being too terribly expensive but that was 20 years ago. Whether or not it was really needed, I dont know but seeing all that gunk in the filter and not clogging the radiator was peace of mind for me.
  30. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    from BC

    Run more than a few 289's and 302's over the years, total crock of shit.

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