Conversation Between GearHeadPeter and evantugby
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The Griffin radiator cost about $500, the 24" Superkool AC condenser about $195, and dual electric fans about $250 including wiring harnesses. The biggest part of the job was getting the front nose piece off. Have you though about using Evans Water-less coolant? That is what I'm running in mine and the best part is no issues with dissimilar metals, and it doesn't have to be changed until 10 years. Since you already have coolant in yours it would need to be flushed to get the water/coolant out.
I'm going to Good Guys this weekend in Scottsdale AZ and it is supposed to hit about 90, yikes, as it is going to be hot, but at least my car will be cool. LOL
Let me know how it goes this weekend.
Thank you for the awesome DIY link. Looks like a big job. I've already switched out my original 289 because after extensive issues it was finally determined it was overbored so I dropped in a rebuilt 302 that was .030 bore. That was thousands of dollars. Just tonight I installed a fan shroud and added water wetter to the coolant to see if this will keep my engine between 180-210. I'll test this weekend.
I hope I don't need to install a 24" radiator but I certainly am glad to know this is doable. How much did this cost you in parts for the radiator, fan and other components?
Here is a link to a DIY I did for Ford Muscle Forums in 2011 on a 24" radiator conversion: http://www.fordmuscleforums.com/cooling-articles/501699-64-66-mustang-24-radiator-conversion-diy.html
If what you need is not there let me know what you want to see specifically and I will send you the images.