|More MustangSteve Pictures...|
|Found On Road Driving|
|Here are some shots of my 65 coupe engine compartment showing the bigger radiator installation. I used a 1969 4 row - high efficiency core radiator and the 69 fan shroud with a clutch fan and an 8 blade flex fan. It never gets hot, even in 100 degree weather, in traffic, with the a/c on!. It pretty much bolted right in...with a few mods.|
|First, I cut 1-1/2" from each side of the hole in the core support. (You don't HAVE to CUT - it will fit but the outer two rows of core will be blocked) Then spaced the radiator up off the frame with 1/4" wood spacer (will be removed after bolted in) Then drilled new holes for the 4 bolts holding the radiator in the car. They worked out to be exactly even with the existing holes that were removed when the core support was trimmed. I "percussion engineered" the core support a bit to move the mounting flange forward about 1/4" to allow for the radiator's extra thickness. The fan shroud bolts directly to the radiator, after drilling 4 holes. If you use a 3 row radiator, the holes are already there. Then the clutch fan and new clutch were bolted on. Now I have a 4 row, 20" wide radiator in place of the old 17" wide 3 row job. And I now have a fan shroud that actually works. My fan is a 17-1/2" 8 blade type, but I think an 18" would work even better.|
|I had to make some new brackets for the A/C condenser as it had to be pushed forward about 1/2" and the original mounting holes were no longer in the core support. I also used a 70 model battery tray and fender apron to reposition the battery 90 degrees. This is not absolutely necessary if you trim the hold down clamp flange off the original 65-66 battery tray. Mine does have more room, though.|
|Here I am at the August, 2000 Ft. Worth, Texas YELLOW ROSE CLASSIC all Ford car show, sponsored by the North Texas Mustang Club.
Why I bother with shows, I don't know - my car is NOT a show car and the guys with the cheap chrome valve covers always score more points....plus I refuse to polish my lug nuts.
|20" , 4-ROW CORE RADIATOR in a 65 Mustang|
|What the heck... They were worn 1/64" anyway...|
|My FIRST AND LAST indoor car show|
|MustangSteve's FIRST CAR!|
|Probably the first car I actually BUILT..
At a very early age I discovered WRENCHES and a street nearby that had a huge HILL for testing our brakeless coaster wagons. How we ever survived that busy cross street at the bottom of that hill, I will never figure out.
Maybe that is why I am so heavy into disc brakes NOW...