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pre61-list Digest Thu, 24 Aug 2000 Volume: 2000  Issue: 159

In This Issue:
Re: Old radiator w/newer engine
late model flareside bed on a 53

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From: JRFiero aol.com
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2000 19:34:26 EDT
Subject: Re: Old radiator w/newer engine

In a message dated 8/22/2000 11:38:42 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
glperry fwi.com writes:

> I'm wondering what one does with the other two hose openings on rad when
>  you use newer engine. Solder them shut ? remove snouts first? short hose
>  w/ugly plug?
   Any of the above, or remove the stubs and solder plates on.  With my
soldering skills that's a loosing proposition.
>  Do you have to use opposite side outlets so rad don't clog up on one side?
   I suspect that's a good idea, not only to prevent clogging, but to be
sure the whole radiator is used to cool the coolant.
   I don't seem to remember the details - too many birthdays and Budweisers
since I did it!
   But!  I had a '56 Panel with a hipo 396 and original radiator, and that
didn't work at all.  Partially because the installer of the 396 (not me!)
adapted a flathead pulley/bushing/fan to try to cool things - the engine was
set too low to use the original fan on the water pump.  When one fan blade
let go and went into orbit through the hood on the beltway around Washington,
DC, I was forced to re-evaluate the situation.

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Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2000 07:46:17 -0700 (PDT)
From: Michael Kaczmar <biertest-r excite.com>
Subject: late model flareside bed on a 53

At the Woodward Dream Cruise last weekend, and one  time when I was in
Toronto, I saw an loder mid-50's truck with a late model Stepside/Flareside
bed. I do no know the newer beds all that well, so I could not tell if it
was a Ford or a Chevy bed. I have seen this on two seperate trucks.

Has anybody ever seen this/done this before. I only got a quick look at both
trucks, but at a glance they looked pretty darn good like that..

Michael Kaczmar
53 F-100





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