wow, forgot to update you guys on this…
So here’s the skinny:
old fitting, leaked
new fitting, no leak
Radiator works flawlessly, just needed a new trans line fitting from the local parts store (its a universal design, but costed me like $10 for the stinking little thing!)
we have the BAD NEWS:
The cylinder head gasket is definitely blown somewhere.
###But the GOOD NEWS:
is that I drove the thing to the 100,000 mile mark on its original drivetrain!
##So what’s next?
Ford Windsor 302 Small Block V8
The Mustang is currently sitting until I replace the crappy V6 with a proper V8!
…And I already have an engine waiting to be rebuilt
A Ford 302! (5.0L) The block is from '73, but the cylinder heads are from '68. It seems to have a simple Weiand 4bbl Dual Plane intake on it, and my dad has some good exhaust headers for it as well! My dad has a 4bbl Holley double pumper carb sitting somewhere as well, but I still need to rebuild the engine. If it is not salvageable, my dad also has a 66 (or so) 289 that’s never been rebuilt also sitting in the garage.
As I rebuild the engine I will also be looking for a new transmission (C4 most likely or AOD), as the C3 used on the V6 cannot handle the torque of a V8. And if I can, I want to also get a 8.8" lsd rear end to complement it all (with around 3.23 gears too) But, the stock 7.5" open rear end with 2.73 highway gearing should be fine until I do find a 8.8
Well, there’s the much overdue update for ya!