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Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 08-13-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By 54Hydro
But now you have agreed with both my points in my...

But now you have agreed with both my points in my first post on this tread:
1. Aluminum radiators are more thermally efficient than copper/bronze due to the fact the lead solder doesn't transmit...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 08-12-2015, 10:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 478
Posted By 54Hydro
[QUOTE=Aaron-71;15565355] The only reason...

[QUOTE=Aaron-71;15565355]

The only reason aluminium is better than an old school copper radiator is because of the soldered joints required to attach the fins to the rows/core.

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Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 08-11-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By 54Hydro
I believe the Protech catalog lists the same rack...

I believe the Protech catalog lists the same rack for 73-96.
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 08-11-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 478
Posted By 54Hydro
Unfortunatly, last I checked, Champion does not...

Unfortunatly, last I checked, Champion does not make the Super Cooler sized radiator. I found an all aluminum 3 core Super Cooler sized one on ebay for 189 shipped. Aluminum radiators are more...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 08-04-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 220
Posted By 54Hydro
x2 on the Champion. I know you said it is a...

x2 on the Champion. I know you said it is a fresh rebuild, but if you can swing it, replace the thermostat, the radiator hoses and heater hoses if you haven't already.
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 08-04-2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,735
Posted By 54Hydro
That's ok, I ordered the 3core aluminum super...

That's ok, I ordered the 3core aluminum super cooler replacement last week.

I know I haven't shared many photos, but I am making some progress, when I'm not going to work early and staying way...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-27-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By 54Hydro
If I were to build a real hot rod truck, I would...

If I were to build a real hot rod truck, I would probably make a cowl induction like this one. TTC Challenger - Glen Green - 1979 Ford F350 - Four Wheeler Magazine...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-27-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,357
Posted By 54Hydro
http://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.ford-trucks.com-vb...

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1978 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4 shortbed. $2k plus another...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-22-2015, 12:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,735
Posted By 54Hydro
My new shroud just arrived today, thanks to...

My new shroud just arrived today, thanks to number dummy for the lookup. I also got a backing plate for the water pump.

I do still need a radiator. Where are you at K&SOR? I have found an...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-13-2015, 01:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 475
Posted By 54Hydro
LEDs require a minimum amount of voltage to even...

LEDs require a minimum amount of voltage to even work. Modern LED dashes have a much finer voltage control for dimming than the 0-12.5v you can do with a '70s rheostat. It is to be expected that...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-13-2015, 01:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,735
Posted By 54Hydro
Camshaft, timing set, timing cover and oil pan...

Camshaft, timing set, timing cover and oil pan are back on. Going to tackle the lifters pushrods and rockers tomorrow.

Dashlights died on the '78 tonight so dashboard restoration there might...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-13-2015, 01:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By 54Hydro
Ok, for anyone searching this in the future: The...

Ok, for anyone searching this in the future: The pan can be done in vehicle, it is a pain in the hind quarters. I pulled the engine mount bolts that lay horizontally with the frame. When you do it...
Forum: 1957 - 1960 F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-13-2015, 01:20 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 28,194
Posted By 54Hydro
Subscribing. I wish you guys lived a hell...

Subscribing.

I wish you guys lived a hell of a lot closer. I would love to learn bodywork.

Badass truck. I normally don't care much for this body style but exceptions happen.
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-10-2015, 01:11 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 43,422
Posted By 54Hydro
The bed is looking good. I'm not a fan of the...

The bed is looking good. I'm not a fan of the '60s body but that Super Duty is badass.
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 06-25-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,031
Posted By 54Hydro
Ready for it? For the company I work for it is...

Ready for it? For the company I work for it is HFO1234yf.
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