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Old 08-16-2017, 09:51 PM   #2126
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Re: Danny Boy is BAACK! w/ '55 Big Window

Its getting there!

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Old 08-16-2017, 10:52 PM   #2127
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Great pics, and truck is coming along.
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Old 08-16-2017, 10:59 PM   #2128
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Re: Danny Boy is BAACK! w/ '55 Big Window

Looks like a nice place. Bit by bit!! Question... will the coils get to hot down there?
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Old 08-16-2017, 11:55 PM   #2129
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Looks like a nice place. Bit by bit!! Question... will the coils get to hot down there?
Nah, should be fine. They're ordinarily mounted ON the engine right above exhaust manifolds and heat rises. Down there they're a little below the manifolds but the manifolds will be Jet Hot coated and beyond the piping will be wrapped.
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Old 08-17-2017, 04:02 PM   #2130
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Looking good.
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Old 08-17-2017, 06:39 PM   #2131
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Re: Danny Boy is BAACK! w/ '55 Big Window

Thanks Kim! What's the latest with your truck?

Stopped by the shop today to sort of "Show the flag" more than expecting to see much. A crossover radiator pipe has been fabbed from stainless steel and I'll polish it eventually. It will be installed with two very short hose sections. Of course no polish in the grip areas of the hose. It will run right behind and parallel to the fan guard. Still can't decide if I should paint or polish that? It might be body color red or powder coated gloss black or polished chrome-like. Oh well, to be determined.

I also ordered a small fuel pressure gauge for the driver side fuel rail. Better than a plain black plug. Site wont let me upload the pic of it, says I have the wrong file extension - whatever that means?
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Old 08-17-2017, 07:36 PM   #2132
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Nice looking piece...Jim
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Old 08-17-2017, 09:37 PM   #2133
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Old Yesterday, 04:42 AM   #2134
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Re: Danny Boy is BAACK! w/ '55 Big Window

Can you show more of what was done to the water pump? I am trying to figure out how I am going to do mine.
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I dont have a picture now but will take one and post later.

Basically the inlet was cut off because it pointed the wrong way and a replacement inlet was welded onto the pump pointing straight up. That allowed us to fabricate the pipe I show in the photo above. The reason for all this is the cross flow radiator I used has its top inlet on the driver side - opposite to where the water pump inlet originally pointed.
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Old Yesterday, 11:08 AM   #2136
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Re: Danny Boy is BAACK! w/ '55 Big Window

Dan, I love your build and the direction you have gone with it so far, but wouldn't it have been easier and more convenient to just get a radiator with the correct configuration? That pipe is a nice piece of work but it looks like it is going to make it difficult to reach anything on the front of the engine.
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Old Yesterday, 11:15 AM   #2137
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Re: Danny Boy is BAACK! w/ '55 Big Window

Thanks Russ,
Yes I suppose it would have been easier to have used a different radiator. I'm frankly not sure why this one was used.

EDIT: Ok, I asked. If the inlet and outlet are on one side the water runs down one side, doesn't flow THOUGH the core. Instead it takes the path of least resistance. It COULD have been done with a double or triple pass core but that would have added thickness I didn't need/want and necessitated using thin electric fans. I wanted the reliability of a mechanical fan.
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Old Yesterday, 02:10 PM   #2138
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Re: Danny Boy is BAACK! w/ '55 Big Window

nice crossover pipe!


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I wanted the reliability of a mechanical fan.
me too. its funny, when I see people talk about losing all those horses I wonder where they are driving at 10/10ths all day every day. electric fans use a LOT of current, and that comes from the.... help me out folks.... ALTERNATOR. which is belt driven! so I guess the way to save hp is to take off something that is driven from the belt and put on. something. that is... driven... by..

hmmm
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Re: Danny Boy is BAACK! w/ '55 Big Window

Danny

Just a thought make sure that a bead is rolled into the end of each pipe, for clamping behind.


Things are moving forward, great pics..

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