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Old 05-09-2018, 07:10 PM
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Love that old Austin, being here in nz I grew up with all my neighbours had an Austin at 1 time or another. First driving lesson in an Austin 7. There's 1 parked outside a house down the road from my local pub. Every time I drive past it I always catch myself having a grin. Love them cars. Will try to find a pic of the one I see.

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Love that old Austin, being here in nz I grew up with all my neighbours had an Austin at 1 time or another. First driving lesson in an Austin 7. There's 1 parked outside a house down the road from my local pub. Every time I drive past it I always catch myself having a grin. Love them cars. Will try to find a pic of the one I see.

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Thanks Russ! Mine is an Austin A10. It was 100% stock when I bought it in 2010 to build this gasser. The old 10 hp 4 cylinder flathead and transmission ended up in my buddy's '59 Anglia wagon after I put the 327 SBC in my Austin.
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Clutch fan installed today.
Feels like a stronger wind but not holding my breathe.
I think I will get the 3 core rad.
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Towel City is still using the same molds they used since the early 1970's, so I guess they feel perfection shouldn't be messed with!



As I hoped the new tires allowed me to really pull the tire/wheel in closer. Right where I want them now! And no adapter spacer anymore!

Hope they balanced out better than mine did. One took 16 ounces to balance on the computer.

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Clutch fan installed today.
Feels like a stronger wind but not holding my breathe.
I think I will get the 3 core rad.
You gonna get a real copper/brass rad ? I bought a replica 4 row for my '66 a few years ago and it seems to work well. I only had the anemic Gen V engine in there then. Hope it still cools good for the 496 now.
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The brown truck brought new tires for the rear of my Austin gasser yesterday! I'm presently running drag radials and wanted something more traditional for a 60's style gasser. These are Towel City DOT pie crust slicks, and they are 1" narrower than my M&H drag radials, which will pull them in slightly, which I also want.

Present setup. 275-60-15


New tires. 28-9-15


Waiting for my local tire store to open so they can mount them up today.
It just doesn't get any better than that! FRIGGIN AWESOME!

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Clutch fan installed today.
Feels like a stronger wind but not holding my breathe.
I think I will get the 3 core rad.
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You gonna get a real copper/brass rad ? I bought a replica 4 row for my '66 a few years ago and it seems to work well. I only had the anemic Gen V engine in there then. Hope it still cools good for the 496 now.
For my 69 GP I went with 4 row brass/copper. Added an aux 16" electric fan for traffic jams, in front, with control unit. Life saver. But I ran a closest JY find Caddy clutch fan many years, and things never worked right until I got a correct fan and clutch off my 72 GP. So I think original fans and shrouds work exceptionally well together and have learned to use standard duty clutches. Pointless and confounding IDJ-type input, I am sure. For my Camino, I got a cheapo alum / plastic 2 row and dang if that didn't do really well. Its a friggin crapshoot buying parts though, ain't it, Pugsy? 3 row brass, you say? Be fine, new. That'd be what it had. You sure are taking the non-junk approach, heck I kinda do the 5/50/500 drill on a new rig and go with it. Anything we try to make perfect will be destroyed, keep that in mind.
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Old 05-10-2018, 12:08 AM
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Well, I have taken a turn, I give up on the window mouldings right now. I have been practicing on welding this 24 gauge moulding to perfection for chrome and I give up, it's just too damn thin for this guy to pull off. I believe what I am going to do is get stainless ones and cut them just like I did 40 something years ago and not even weld them. Just piece them together done deal. I will be looking at other trucks and asking questions but right now, it's on the back burner.

I am dying to see this blue truck to see how he did it. But I find it hard to believe it can even be installed as original without folding it in half. The way it tucks into the window opening over the pinch welds, I really wonder if it can be done with the top chopped without folding it in half.

Anyway, I cut the one stainless moulding I have and was able to bend it for the slanted A pillar without any heat or any problem so I know I can do that, and I will be looking for a nice pair of stainless mouldings being the only one I have also has holes drilled in it for a mirror.

Anyway, off to the next step this is on the back burner. And yes that's me standing next to my truck around 1982.

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You gonna get a real copper/brass rad ? I bought a replica 4 row for my '66 a few years ago and it seems to work well. I only had the anemic Gen V engine in there then. Hope it still cools good for the 496 now.
Where to find a copper/brass rad?

I have a nice 3 core if I could find someone to re core it....
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Old 05-10-2018, 06:59 AM
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I have a nice 3 core if I could find someone to re core it....
Chevrolet Chevelle, 1968-71 V8 BB Radiator

They have gone up in cost since I bought mine, but I think I paid around $500 for my 4 row, High Efficiency model. The 3 row is now $600.
You may need to cut out the core support for the wider size, but it should have an indent for that, if it hasn't been cut already.

Brian's son works at an old time radiator shop...maybe he could get yours re-cored, but with the shipping would probably put you right in the area of this cost for new...

Copy the part number off their website and paste it in a search box and see where they com,e up. It may be less thru a large vendor, like Summit.
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Here ya go, I did a dealer locator. Looks like there are a few in your area of the US to check with. Summit is not listed as a vendor.

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Way I found mine was choose via measurements in a Modine catalog then had local parts store order the number.
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I bought my copper/brass '69 Camaro 3 row from Rock Auto for 269 I think. Shipping was not too bad.

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Hope they balanced out better than mine did. One took 16 ounces to balance on the computer.

Mine took 1/2 oz. on one and 1 oz. on the other. I was pleasantly surprised at them being so close to perfect. Or lucky?
I have Hurst cheater slicks on my '63 Falcon and most people told me they'd take more weight than a wheel had room for! My 10" Hurst took no weight at all! The tire store was amazed too!
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Here ya go, I did a dealer locator. Looks like there are a few in your area of the US to check with. Summit is not listed as a vendor.

Dealer Locator

Thanks.

I found that exact sit and map after posting.
The CDN dude's site is gone of course.

600 bucks will be a G note minimum in our lowly dollars.

There is a better (than the junk I bought) alum/plastic one available for 3 bills locally.
CU302 Spectra. That would be $230 USD.
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