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Post by donivan65 Sun Dec 13, 2015 7:42 pm

This is Russells latest project,,,,,,,,,


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Post by Russell Mon Dec 14, 2015 8:24 am

You just have to love my custom drop light, I was prepping the new engine for paint, it received a coat of primer after Don left.Russells 65 Chevy SportVan Deluxe Engine12
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Post by samsvan Mon Dec 14, 2015 3:17 pm

Nice project. How did you get the doghouse off so clean? Shocked
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Post by donivan65 Mon Dec 14, 2015 4:37 pm

that 66 Mustang radiator has 2 rows of large tubes in it,,,,,whats that part # and size again, Russ?
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Post by Russell Mon Dec 14, 2015 5:23 pm

samsvan wrote:Nice project. How did you get the doghouse off so clean? Shocked
someone before me had taken it off, it had several self tapping screws holding it down. after removing a ton of nasty heavily glued carpet on and around it.
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Post by Russell Mon Dec 14, 2015 5:27 pm

donivan65 wrote:that 66 Mustang radiator has 2 rows of large tubes in it,,,,,whats that part # and size again, Russ?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/230828903261?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
I hope this link works?
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Post by donivan65 Mon Dec 14, 2015 6:39 pm

It works but what is the part # on that box,,,,,,,here is a REAL set up



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Post by samsvan Tue Dec 15, 2015 11:41 am

Doni, it's weird but I've bought 2 of these and there's no paperwork or part #. The box on the one I just got looked hand made.
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Post by donivan65 Tue Dec 15, 2015 12:03 pm

I am just trying to put some radiator information here,,,,,,there is a number on his box so we can add it here so we have it,,,,,,,,me and VanAgain will probably stop over at Russells and compare the 2 radiators and mounts
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Post by Russell Wed Dec 16, 2015 4:56 pm

donivan65 wrote:I am just trying to put some radiator information here,,,,,,there is a number on his box so we can  add it here so we have it,,,,,,,,me and VanAgain will probably stop over at Russells and compare the 2 radiators and mounts
This is all there is on the box.Russells 65 Chevy SportVan Deluxe Engine15 looks like it has a part # in the left hand corner,Part# 156148v-434 RIT2 07/15
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Post by Russell Wed Dec 16, 2015 5:08 pm

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Post by donivan65 Wed Dec 16, 2015 6:21 pm

that 6770 BB number could be something,,,,,,,
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Post by VANagain Fri Dec 18, 2015 10:53 pm

Hey, you've already got the "burger fan" in place! Attaching it to the sway bar is a good way to do it.

It would be nice to have a removable doghouse, as long as you can get it sealed up tight after reinstalling it.

What kind of transmission are you going with?
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Post by wideload Sat Dec 19, 2015 7:15 am

I went to Champion Radiators web site and tried every # on the label and found nothing. Those #'s must be from the seller instead of the manufacture.

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Post by Russell Sat Dec 19, 2015 7:31 am

wideload wrote:I went  to Champion Radiators web site and tried every # on the label and found nothing. Those #'s must be from the seller instead of the manufacture.
I just looked at the ebay page again, at the bottom under specifics it has the manufacture as "Auto city classic" I think the info on "Champion" came from the other post.
It looks well made, capable for a V-8 and has a lifetime warranty. I'll let you know how it works when I get it in and running.
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Post by Russell Sat Dec 19, 2015 7:38 am

VANagain wrote:Hey, you've already got the "burger fan" in place! Attaching it to the sway bar is a good way to do it.

It would be nice to have a removable doghouse, as long as you can get it sealed up tight after reinstalling it.

What kind of transmission are you going with?
The fan came from a Honda VTX in a box of parts I bought for a bike I was building.

The Doghouse would be easily removed if I make a seperate mount for the throttle linkage. with any luck I won't have to take it off again, it makes it nice to work on everything around the engine, trans bolts,fuel line and pump, motor mounts, etc.

It has a power glide that seemed to work fine when I drove it.
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Post by samsvan Sat Dec 19, 2015 11:20 am

Nice detective work guys. Their site lists 2 "street rod" universal radiators that will fit width wise and are a little taller. They both have 2 rows of 1 1/8" tubes. I would have gone this route if I'd have known about it.
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Post by donivan65 Sat Dec 19, 2015 12:32 pm

,,,in my book,,,telling me what dont fit or what not to do is just as good as telling me what fits and what to do,,,,,,,
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Post by Russell Sat Dec 19, 2015 5:40 pm

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The radiator is not a direct bolt in,(at least not in my Van). My Van didn't have the original radiator or the support it came with, the radiator was old and ugly and probably didn't work well. The support looks like a rail from industrial shelving bent and hanging underneath.Russells 65 Chevy SportVan Deluxe <a href=Russells 65 Chevy SportVan Deluxe Rad_fa11" />
Today I took the support out, trimmed away the sides and jagged edges and made clearance for the fittings, bolted it back in and it seems to hang in the right place.
My aftermarket flex fan was too close to the radiator and after taking out the spacer it was still too close and just touched the harmonic balancer.
I found an old water pump and clamped it in a vise, mounted the fan to it and was able to twist the blades just a little to give it more clearance, I used a string and nut for weight I hung from the garage door to measure each blade as I turned it to get them even.
It looks pretty straight and has about 1/4 inch from the balancer and about 1/2 inch from the radiator. tomorrow I'll test fit the doghouse and make some better mounts for the side of the radiator.
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Post by Russell Sat Dec 19, 2015 5:44 pm

I'm having a little trouble posting the pictures where I want them
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This shows the clearance better, the screwdriver is holding it away till I make the mounts.
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Post by donivan65 Sun Dec 20, 2015 9:36 am

,,,in case you need to re adjust the valves,,,,,,I got a tool,,,,,,,


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Post by vanny Sun Dec 20, 2015 10:42 am

Doni, love your McGiver tools!


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Post by donivan65 Sun Dec 20, 2015 11:46 am

it gets pretty messy with 12 lifters squirting and all the oil running down the engine and onto the exhaust manifold,,,,,,this tool works REALLY good,,,,,
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I got the new engine in and running, next is the windshield, belly pan and suspension.

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