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hey econoline guys a little help please

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by chopo, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. chopo
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    i find myself in need of a rad. the rad shop says its to soft to repair. do they make replacments or is there another swap out thats A bolt in? mustang? falcon?
     
  2. thunderbirdesq
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    Jon, I put a 64-66 mustang unit in mine, it's not the same, but it's close... just a hair smaller, you'll need to fab new mounting plates... no big deal.
     
  3. go-twichy
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    griffin has patterns for the old 61/67 econolines, plus they'll put the inlet/outlet in a differnt location if your running a non-stock engine.
     
  4. A friend of mine put a aftermarket rad for a early mustang as well. Easy swap.
     

  5. thunderbirdesq
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    by fab, I mean cut some flat pieces of sheet and drill some holes in them.
     
  6. chopo
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    what u tryin to say BUD ^ :)
     
  7. thunderbirdesq
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    I guess... just that "fab" was probably a poor word choice for what actually needs to be done there!:D:D that's all!
     
  8. Atwater Mike
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    Real easy. And say, what kind of hole is that in your avatar?
     
  9. thunderbirdesq
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    Hey quit eyeballin his ass-hole!:D
     
  10. chopo
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    u got it im an asshole. well.......its a deep subject
     
  11. chopo
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    dont be a hater. hes just looking. im all yours :eek::eek::eek:
     
  12. thunderbirdesq
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    eeww...:D
     
  13. cl350rr
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    ... here I show up expecting a respectable econoline technical discussion and this is what's goin on...
     
  14. thunderbirdesq
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    van people...sheesh!
     
  15. chopo
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    hey, im woking on a 3 window pickup.
     
  16. chopo
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    i do have CANDY!!.. maybe I SHOULD get a van
     
  17. thunderbirdesq
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    You should get a cap for the pickup or better yet a pickup bed camper!
     
  18. Mr T body
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    In my kid's '63 E100 we got a Falcon radiator, had the radiator shop flip the side brackets. Works great.
     
  19. Hellfish
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    It really depends on what motor you have. If you have a 144/170, then you can use the '65 Mustang inline 6 radiator. I replaced the stock one in my van with one from RadiatorsUSA.com (or something like that). I think they subcontract work to local shops. Anyway, it was pretty cheap (under $100 shipped). I cut off the mounting flanges, flipped them, and welded them back on. Worked great and it never got hot.

    The 240 radiator is a few inches longer and needs the extra cooling surface, so the Mustang radiator won't work. The v8 Mustang radiator has inlets/outlets in the worng places IIRC.

    I assume you haven't swapped in a v8. That's a whole other ball of wax.
     
  20. thunderbirdesq
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    I think he's got a 170 in there, mine had a 250 out of a maverick that someone swapped in at some point. I used 3 core mustang 6cyl unit.
     

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