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Old 10-10-2017, 11:40 PM   #126
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Just read through this. Will be stealing a few ideas here and there if what I've done doesn't work out.
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Old 10-11-2017, 12:58 PM   #127
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Just read through this. Will be stealing a few ideas here and there if what I've done doesn't work out.
Steal away! That's what it's here for
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Old 10-11-2017, 01:30 PM   #128
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I've also been using this and Andrew's thread for inspiration on an upcoming swap. This is super rad and I can't wait to see what is yet to come.
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Old 10-14-2017, 01:16 AM   #129
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Yea it will be great with a brand new trans and converter in it. I'm hoping to add ac too it as well at some point. But for a fun cruiser it's really hard to beat. I'm heading up to Oregon now to pick up my other car project so this will be fun.
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Old 10-15-2017, 03:33 AM   #130
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Drag car has been transported. Will update thread with Volvo and FORD content
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Old 10-22-2017, 04:20 PM   #131
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The part I'm most curious to see is if the NA 240 rad will keep the v8 cool at idle on my build.

The electric fan I have is VERY well shrouded and the fan dia is as big as can be. Luckily if it doesnt I have many options that are known o work
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Old 10-22-2017, 04:45 PM   #132
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It probably won't unfortunately, with the big radiator it sits at like 190 in hot weather in traffic
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Old 10-22-2017, 04:52 PM   #133
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It probably won't unfortunately, with the big radiator it sits at like 190 in hot weather in traffic
If it doesnt go over 215 idling on a hot day in traffic Im calling it a win. My thermo will probly open around 188 or so maybe 180. Gonna run the stock truck thermostat with a few holes drilled around the top to keep a steady circulation going before she opens fully.

I will keep my thread updated with all failures and successes
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Old 10-22-2017, 05:19 PM   #134
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It probably won't unfortunately, with the big radiator it sits at like 190 in hot weather in traffic
Whats wrong with 190 at idle? Thats pretty damn good on a hot day
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Old 10-22-2017, 06:48 PM   #135
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Whats wrong with 190 at idle? Thats pretty damn good on a hot day
Corvette fans don't even come on until 204°
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Old 10-22-2017, 07:01 PM   #136
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Corvette fans don't even come on until 204°
truck doesn't come on till 196º I would be sweating bullets with my roadblock now with my 5.4, I dont even worry till temps hit 210-215º
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Old 10-22-2017, 08:08 PM   #137
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My Tahoe is the same 192 is the coldest it EVER gets. 213 is the highest Ive been able to get it and that was while towing a couple thousand pounds in the NC summer and the AC blasting. 220 will be my concern area on this motor. Just a thought.

Obviously different cooling systems but the engine should be fine at these temps. The only holdback from being ok at these higher temps is the pressure on the factory rad. IMO

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Old 10-22-2017, 11:15 PM   #138
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Whats wrong with 190 at idle? Thats pretty damn good on a hot day
Nothing wrong with it at all. The c4 rad is very easy to swap in. I would just use that.
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Old 10-23-2017, 01:16 AM   #139
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Nothing wrong with it at all. The c4 rad is very easy to swap in. I would just use that.
For once all of us agree on something unlike bleeding the brakes process or what does an R block in a 240 really mean discussion.

Is the C4 rad a hair wider and thicker? Im tempted to buy a rock auto special to just see the difference.
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Old 10-23-2017, 01:38 AM   #140
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I got a eBay aluminum rad for 105 shipped. It's alot wider, it's also a tad shorter too, so you have to get a little clever with the upper mounts. It works great, I'm using a 2 row core. You have to get a early c4 rad, the later ones are alot taller iirc
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Old 10-23-2017, 01:43 AM   #141
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In other news project drag car is well underway


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Old 10-23-2017, 02:39 AM   #142
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The 'work around' is to find one in the junkyard like any true turbobricker, or beg in wanted, and go on down the road.

Or continue on with your car up on jackstands?
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Old 10-23-2017, 01:19 PM   #143
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Nice 740!
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Old 10-23-2017, 02:06 PM   #144
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Nice 740!
Haha yeah it's a 740 with a good chassis
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Old 10-23-2017, 02:19 PM   #145
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The Sloppy Mechanics dream car.
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Old 10-23-2017, 03:05 PM   #146
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Yea it is, to be honest I've spent way to much money on the 244. I just want a dirt cheap turbo ls car to trash, enter the 150 dollar fairmont.
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Old 10-23-2017, 03:19 PM   #147
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The fairmont is what I really want to put my drivetrain in. They are hard to find and the sloppy tax has hit very hard with them. How the hell did you get one for $150?!
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Old 10-23-2017, 03:21 PM   #148
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Bought it in Oregon with no engine or trans lol spent about 750 on a U-Haul and gas
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Old 10-23-2017, 03:58 PM   #149
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Bought it in Oregon with no engine or trans lol spent about 750 on a U-Haul and gas
Wow, even with that it still looks like a great purchase.

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Old 10-23-2017, 04:21 PM   #150
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It was a great deal. I only wanted one with this color so I had to get it
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