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Old 02-06-2012, 08:32 PM   #1
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What exactly am I getting into doing this. I know the dash and steering wheel must come down. Anyone have a good guide??? Would love to save $500 not paying a shop to do this
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here you go.this http://www.mustangmonthly.com/howto/...ent/index.html is located in the sticky section.
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Also late model restoration has a good tech article. Thats the one I followed. Really not all that hard. Just time consuming. I thought the hardest part was sliding the dash back into place. I did it by myself, would have been easier with 2 people. Good luck.
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And something a buddy who has a shop (mustangs, but does alot of performance cars). Told me to get a 7# rad cap instead of the 14#. He's done it on his Mustangs for several years now and hasnt had any problems with temps. Being we seem to have cores made from paper mâché, it's some help....
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And something a buddy who has a shop (mustangs, but does alot of performance cars). Told me to get a 7# rad cap instead of the 14#. He's done it on his Mustangs for several years now and hasnt had any problems with temps. Being we seem to have cores made from paper mâché, it's some help....
Install a heater core flow restrictor. Our heater cores are fine. http://www.latemodelrestoration.com/...low-Restrictor
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Old 02-08-2012, 11:28 AM   #7
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Install a heater core flow restrictor. Our heater cores are fine. 1979-04 Mustang Heater Core Flow Restrictor by Ford at LRS - Free Shipping!
Hmmm, That page part description says it reduces the pressure.
That's just not true.
What it does is reduce the flow/speed of the coolant not the pressure.
It is a restrictor not a regulator.
And I thought the purpose of that was to hold the heated coolant in the core a bit longer for better heat transfer.


Not disagreeing with you, but I do disagree with what they say in the description on the page.
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