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04-29-2016 05:38 AM
Too Many Projects Brakes on the old trucks can be hard to come up with parts for. I have a '52 and they were rebuilt a few years before I bought it and work great. That old vacuum assist system was very effective.

04-28-2016 09:55 PM
bullheimer well thanks, wish i could. loved that thing. drove it about three times around the block. it actually ran! started right up. but no brakes, i mean NO brakes! started and stayed in 2nd.
04-28-2016 02:25 PM
Too Many Projects Shoot, I wouldn't kick you out for having a '40...
Go trade that Lincoln back...
04-28-2016 11:31 AM
nunattax
40 tow truck

tough looking truck,be inclined to move over if I saw that coming against me.
04-28-2016 10:40 AM
bullheimer used to have this. had hi hopes, traded it for a lincoln continental. oh well. it's a 40 anyway.
04-24-2016 08:44 AM
nunattax
38 pu

Thanks bud
04-24-2016 06:49 AM
Too Many Projects It looks great...hope it all works out for you.
04-23-2016 10:20 AM
nunattax
38pu

trial fitted the wings.added a brace on the front inner wing .want to add a support around the louvres but this attempt was out will get it right next time.for the jounction between the inner wing and the rad surround wesnt too sure what to do,got two stainless strips cut.decided on bolting two rubber strips one either side of the inner wing clamped by the lite stainless strips.these will squeeze on the rad surround giving a quiet flexible joint.need two more strips cut everything the sane except square holes for coach bolts this time so I can use stainless coach bolts.none of this will be seen fitted just like stainless ,no rust
04-21-2016 03:51 PM
nunattax
38 pu

trial fitted the wings before any more repairs are made .the rears are next.theres a couple of dents to be straightened and the odd weld.
04-20-2016 01:09 PM
nunattax [QUOTE=Too Many Projects;3659865]Mine has a molded hose that was on it when I got it it. Looks like from a '69 up Camaro, maybe Chevelle. Not easy for you to walk in a parts store and compare...

definatly not
04-20-2016 06:32 AM
Too Many Projects Mine has a molded hose that was on it when I got it it. Looks like from a '69 up Camaro, maybe Chevelle. Not easy for you to walk in a parts store and compare...

Dark pic...

04-19-2016 12:40 PM
nunattax
rad/fan

that is similar to my set up.aluminum rad from P R C and a HO SPAL FAN .I didn't like the brackets supplied by PRC so I made my own.fits spot on rubber mounted the brackets using rubber mounts supplied with the rad.hardest part was getting a green stripe flexible hose to fit the bottom hose.ive another one as a spare have it bent over using a tie wrap so its nearly the correct shape before I need it.

Ive seen transmission coolers advertised with an electric cooling fan and thermostat.could be the answer to your cooling woes
04-19-2016 06:38 AM
Too Many Projects I put a different rad in it last year and the engine temp is good but the trans still heats up. I THINK that is the converter and will change that this spring. Once I get the trans temp under control, I'm hoping to be able to put the hood sides on too.

My rad is a Wizard...https://wizardcooling.com/american/chevrolet/ I had them relocate the mounting tabs to the rear about 1" for more clearance for the '69/up long water pump.

The fan is Cooling Components.
04-19-2016 06:19 AM
nunattax
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On my car, they bolt right to the surround but I can't use them, as they don't let enough airflow and the engine overheats. As tight as the engine compartment gets with a V8 and all the other heat adding components, don't be surprised if you need to remove them later. I would cut out more around the suspension, not only for clearance but to let heat out...
you have answered another question as to why you have the hood sides off.if I cut away any more there wont be much left but thanks point taken.what rad /fan are you using?.im hoping to keep the hood sides on and the inner wings
04-19-2016 05:45 AM
Too Many Projects
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Good luck. Being able to pull the camper with confidence would be priceless. How far is it to Des Moines for you?

Hope you guys have a great time!

John
Des Moines is a hop, skip and a jump compared to Nashville...

250 miles, about 4 hours at a leisurely pace.
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