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Old 02-18-2019, 06:08 AM   #816 (permalink)
WideJ
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My original radiator has been leaking for a few seasons.
Tired of limping it along -- I'll be cleaning up a couple hack items + hopefully improving performance:



I'll be transferring my Spal fans + shroud onto the new unit.

I picked up these freeze plugs a while ago to eliminate my thermostat. I know there are a lot of opinions out there on this topic. Here is mine: will be better



Pulled the brains out of my thermostat housing --



The freeze plug goes where the small plunger part of the thermostat seats inside the water pump. I had to "machine" the OD of the freeze plug for a better fit. I ended up using a press to get it to seat (after mangling a couple with a drift/hammer).




The electric fans will be responsible for managing temperature now.
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