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Old 12-11-2017, 10:42 AM   #701
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Old 12-11-2017, 01:19 PM   #702
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Oh, another upgrade:
I rebuilt my pedal assembly using the bearing kit from Mustang Steeve





That was not super easy but the result is incredible

And I got fed up with my trunk weather strip. I was constantly re gluing it and it kept coming off so I replaced it.

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I have a question about cooling fans.

I have a huge 4 core Champion.
I tried running a low profile puller fan: I hated the sound, so wrong on a 60's car!
I actually run a rigid 6 blades (Scott Drake)
I bought a cheap steel shroud but it fits so badly on my Champion that I never installed it.
I was wondering if you would have better ideas for a shroud.

Otherwise I was also thinking of finding myself a thermal clutch fan... but I couldn't find dimensions. I'd like to make sure it will fit between my pump and my Champion.
Would you guys be able to find out?
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Question number 2: about windshield.

I can find clear thick windshield: around 700$
I can find thin green tinted: around 200$
I can find thin grey tinted: around 200$

My car has clear windows.
1- do you know anything about a clear cheap one?
2- would a green windshield look very weird on my car?
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Old 12-11-2017, 02:05 PM   #705
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Oh, a sweet little mod: as I have rust in my vent system, my car was not waterproof and I had to dry my carpet after rain...
I already had a cowling cover, but it was still leaking.
I figured out water was flowing on my windshield and getting in by the wipers holes!
On a 65 there's a little chrome piece but not on the 66. And as the wiper arms were (on my car) not centered in the hole, impossible to find a grommet.
So I made my own using 1/8 thick rubber and glued them with weatherstripping glue.
It does the trick!
No more water leak, just 2 or 3 drips under very heavy rain.

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I'm not sure about the smoke... Can you tell what color that the smoke is?

The stumble that occurs as the secondaries are opening could be caused by a lean condition. Have you tried adjusting the accelerator pump so that it adds more fuel during the transition of the secondaries opening?

Are the header bolts staying tight? Or are they loosening up causing the gasket to fail? Is the machined surface of the exhaust port on the cylinder head in good condition?

That radiator is thick! How much room do you have between the water pump snout and the radiator?

I'm not sure about the different windshields, but I think that you are correct in questioning whether or not the aftermarket glass will look out of place with the rest of the original glass.
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Old 12-11-2017, 10:25 PM   #708
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Don't know which header gaskets your are using? SCEgaskets.com Copper header gaskets are what I have used on the drag cars for years. You can take them off more than once and they still seal. The ones I had for my Maverick were .060 thick...I had them specially made as my headers were separate pipes and not tied together.
You should be seeing leaks if oil is leaking on the headers. I'd do a leak-down test to locate oil coming through the tail pipe.
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I don't know what gaskets... nether MrGasket or FelPro
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I have exactly 3-3/4 inches between my pulley surface and the radiator core.
I'm actually using a 1" spacer between my pulley and my rigid 6 blades fan to get the perfect 1/2" clearance with the radiator.

So, will a clutch fan fit?
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For the headers, I feel like it's the bolts getting lose... why do they stay tight on the other side and they get lose on the driver side where I have power steering hoses and AC hoses in my way???
Should I use the bolts with a clip?
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I have exactly 3-3/4 inches between my pulley surface and the radiator core.
I'm actually using a 1" spacer between my pulley and my rigid 6 blades fan to get the perfect 1/2" clearance with the radiator.

So, will a clutch fan fit?
You might be able to fit one in there. You will need to go to Hayden's website and see if you can find the dimensions for a clutch fan that might fit.
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I know at one time you were trying to keep everything stock appearing although I doubt a clutch fan will fit as the amount of space you have is just not enough. Why not go to one or two electric fans, so much more efficient and don't rob any HP.
I've used these types of fasteners on many street cars with headers and never had any back out.
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For the headers, I feel like it's the bolts getting lose... why do they stay tight on the other side and they get lose on the driver side where I have power steering hoses and AC hoses in my way???
Should I use the bolts with a clip?
That is one of the great automotive mysteries. We do have a name for it here in the USA... We call it "Murphy's law". What can go wrong, will go wrong! Lol
You really need to check and re-tighten the bolts every day or two of driving for the first month or so. And then, maybe once a month after that. Eventually, the bolts will seize into the threads and stay tight.
What I don't understand is how the automobile manufacturers can get the exhaust bolts to stay tight from the factory, while I have loose bolts every time I replace an exhaust manifold or headers.
I've never used the bolts with the clips but I understand that they work very well. I would still re-torque them a couple of times after installation.
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This morning smoke again, same place, same duration and then no more...
As I have a leak at a valve cover gasket (rear portion on passenger side) that puts oil on my fire wall, I think it could be oil burning on my header.
The smoke happens just when my engine gets at good operating temp, I guess it's when exhaust gets hot enough to burn it.
(No worries, I have a fire extinguisher on my rear seat)
I just ordered valve cover gaskets, header gaskets and lock nuts for the headers...
Hopefully it will solve my problems.

For the fan, I really don't like the sound of the electric fan.
Staying on mechanical fans, what's the best technical solution?
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Well, like Olerodder said, an electric fan is more efficient than a mechanical.
I think that I would work on trying to get the shroud to fit correctly. Or maybe search for one that fits better.
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