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Offline Dave R.

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Re: 69 Radiator Height
« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2019, 10:12:15 pm »
The neck is taller than mine. The top of my neck is level with the upper saddle as I laid a straight edge across the saddle and neck. Rad seems to be sitting too high and the neck too long. The straight edge isn't in the picture as it is 38* in the garage and I couldn't persuade my helper to come out and hold the straight edge for me.   Dave R.
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1998 plain jane 6 cyl. auto (her DD)
1974 fastback 4 cyl. auto ( her DD)
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Re: 69 Radiator Height
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2019, 12:27:30 am »
     I understand your problem, gettting good help is getting harder every year. ;)
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Re: 69 Radiator Height
« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2019, 07:36:37 am »
     I understand your problem, gettting good help is getting harder every year. ;)

I can't complain much. She dove in and helped me remove and re-install the engine this past year. Ruined a couple of her tops and got greasy under the car with me. She's a pretty good sport. Temperature permitting of course.      Dave R.
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1969 R code Mach 1 4 speed restoration. My occasional driver.
Formerly:
2000 GT 'vert 5 speed (her DD)
1998 plain jane 6 cyl. auto (her DD)
1974 fastback 4 cyl. auto ( her DD)
Seems to be a pattern here.

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Re: 69 Radiator Height
« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2019, 09:59:42 pm »
DAve....send her over....and I see the height needs adjusting...nowi if the neck is going to be low enough....I think I may have an inch issue....but will not know until I get the hood on...if too high...waste of a few hundred if I can reuse the elec fan....

Did I mention the guy who ordered the fan is the same guy who recommended the engine builder...

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Re: 69 Radiator Height
« Reply #19 on: January 31, 2019, 10:04:56 pm »
Mark, Did you need a measurement? I have my core out until tomorrow afternoon if so.
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Re: 69 Radiator Height
« Reply #20 on: January 31, 2019, 10:24:00 pm »
please...give me a frame to top of radiator cap...and if the hood is on...measure frame to hood....I can get it running but before I mount the hood I may need another radiator....not sure a good idea to have a shop cut it down...

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Re: 69 Radiator Height
« Reply #21 on: January 31, 2019, 11:25:03 pm »
I can measure from the bottom of the tank to the top of the neck, will that work? If so, I'll walk out and do it now.
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Re: 69 Radiator Height
« Reply #22 on: February 01, 2019, 12:42:19 pm »
try measuring the frame...where the lower mounts are....and then to the top of the cap....same from the bottom of the radiator to the radiator cap....if there is an offset with the mount....then from the frame to the bottom of the hood....that will tell me if I have enough room to use this radiator....

thanks for the help...I fear my radiator is too tall.

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Re: 69 Radiator Height
« Reply #23 on: February 03, 2019, 12:00:16 am »
well...good news and thanks for the ideas...

Yes, the frame had some mishapped areas and the mount was sitting high about an inch...the car took a front end hit and the original owner did some welding....

I ground down some of the mount and got it flush....you can see the one picture has the radiator top flush with the frame...it came down over an inch...

Now, I will change the top bracket to the correct radiator type as it is too tight for the radiator....2.5" thick.

I may have to have the throat cut down...and I dread it...but I will not know if there is room until I put on the hood in March after engine breakin.  Any one know how much room over the frame clears the hood?  The second picture shows the cap about a half inch over the bracket.

Comments...but I would hate to pay another $200+ for a radiator....

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Re: 69 Radiator Height
« Reply #24 on: February 03, 2019, 08:36:45 am »
That looks more like it should. Good luck.   Dave R.
Currently:
1969 R code Mach 1 4 speed restoration. My occasional driver.
Formerly:
2000 GT 'vert 5 speed (her DD)
1998 plain jane 6 cyl. auto (her DD)
1974 fastback 4 cyl. auto ( her DD)
Seems to be a pattern here.

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Re: 69 Radiator Height
« Reply #25 on: February 03, 2019, 09:44:55 am »
Which frame are you referring to?
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Re: 69 Radiator Height
« Reply #26 on: February 03, 2019, 01:20:43 pm »
the frame where the bar runs the same direction as the radiator...where the mounts rest....I am concerned the rad neck is too high...

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Re: 69 Radiator Height
« Reply #27 on: February 08, 2019, 01:32:19 am »
can anyone send me the measurement from the frame where the radiator sits to the top of the cap?...I have 22.5....I will remeasure this weekend...but I may be within 1/4 of goal...I really do not want to dent the newly painted hood...but will not install for a month.

I may need to work down another 1/2 to be good...I really do not want to cut and weld the radiator throat.

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Re: 69 Radiator Height
« Reply #28 on: February 13, 2019, 11:49:20 pm »
This is a picture of my 67 shelby.  You can get an idea of how high it sits at the core support. That is the original Ford radiator.
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Re: 69 Radiator Height
« Reply #29 on: February 14, 2019, 01:40:55 pm »
thanks...I will get out the playdo when I install the hood and confirm before I slam it down...the paint is perfect.