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6/15/2020 9:37 PM  #1

1966 Wider Radiator Install & battery rotate 90*

Vernon here !
if you have seen my post's about overheating you might be interested in my  progress ..
I turned the  battery 90 * 

and installed a new Champion ( CC571DP ) 26" x 21"  x 3 row 1" core cross flow radiator ..
​cut radiator support timed with rubber hose - secured a/c  condenser - mounted  bottom  radiator support - made upper radiator support
I used a ( Gates 26611 ) lower hose and a 1973 mustang "351 ci.. " ( gates 20704 ) upper hose ..

added flex-a-lite 3200 cfm fan and my old controller

Iv'e be driving around off -n- on in this 95* + heat ( 104 *heat index ) for two weeks now ..with a/ c on and a 170* thermostat .. The gauge peeks at 190* in stop -n- go traffic... runs 175* - 180*  most of the time .. even when just sitting idling she starts to cool down more ....
So for my situation I believe this is the combination  I was looking for . 
more volume and more air flow ...

66 PonySilverBlue-289/gt40/roller/650cfm/ram air-T-5-cable-w4way.disc/4-245x50x16"

6/21/2020 9:47 AM  #2

Re: 1966 Wider Radiator Install & battery rotate 90*

VKT-66, i too have been thinking about going that route. I did the calc on your rad and it is 1/4th larger than the stock size. thats alot more air flow. I am doing a road trip next week and I will see how well my stock size champion with 1" tubes works with the new shroud. So far it has been working but it hasn't been really hot. Going to get a 90 deg day next week so I will idle around town and see. 

Slammed Big Blue, ran over the varmints that messed with the Stang. Now all is good in the NW

Board footera

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