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Offline audrima

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when broke upgrade! (Cooling system)
« on: March 26, 2014, 01:52:50 PM »
So..
This winter, I flobed the radiator in my truckie. I knew this would happen, it's the original one and been patched like 4 time. Last time was when I got it in 2010. The guy patched it 10 holes ( 8 smalls and 2 big!), it's about 10 years past time to replace it. and when I replace I upgrade! I have, of course, a 1978 GMC C25 HD, 350, sm456. posi rear q-jet. I'm going to replace both the rad and the pump. so what would be a great upgrade rad/ pump try to stay about $500 or less lol I love to stay below $300 :P also going to replace the thermostat maybe the housing if warped. all the hoses are going to replace and the fluids (duh lol) I would love remove the heater core (it needs it honestly lol) and upgrade that to the AC system, but I don't think I can get that setup (just the the whole box area) and get it all done for less than $500.


did I miss something? is there something I should do with the whole cooling system out that be a pain with it in? I REALLY want to redo the head gaskets but that is a tad to much for this, Mostly due to if I pull the head I would want to have the heads check and rebuilt (or replace with vortech heads lol).



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Re: when broke upgrade! (Cooling system)
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2014, 05:30:12 PM »
Get an aluminum radiator with efans. You can get em cheap on eBay but they are pretty good quality from what I've witnessed.
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Re: when broke upgrade! (Cooling system)
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2014, 12:41:01 AM »
i understand upgrading a stock rad, if needed (overheating with a good water pump). but why the pump if its still good?
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Re: when broke upgrade! (Cooling system)
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2014, 03:33:49 PM »
Well it's the org with around 500K on it. Just change it to be safe.  I love a aluminum rad, but don't know here to get one cheap enough for my budget. thanks for the advice. :D



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Re: when broke upgrade! (Cooling system)
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2014, 11:16:38 PM »
lol, i see what you're saying. but a guy i know had a 80s camaro, well he wanted a new one so he traded the old one in. i asked him why, he said because it was 20 years old. i then looked at him and asked "how old are you" and you could see the wheels turning in his head as he laughs and says i see what your saying.
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