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I'm impressed with your tabla rasa approach, build from basic parts, adjust to fit, get it the way you want it.


I believe you are insinuating I have the Rube Goldberg syndrome.


25 Ft Glassnose, 2792, 1982
454 Engine
Plain Jane Interior
Original Paint
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Found an old post from when I replaced the rad on the Euro.

http://www.barthmobile.com/eve...=390106932#426109932


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DannyZ, I think the only way to get the rad out of a Glassnose is from underneath. Maybe remove the engine, was yours down flow or crossflow mine is down flow, SteveVW Regal is a crossflow. Did you replace with a brass unit.

$400 is a great price in Brass and not bad if aluminum. A rebuild today is $1000. I tried 2 places usually cheaper here in Iowa.


25 Ft Glassnose, 2792, 1982
454 Engine
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Original Paint
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Yep, I couldn't see any way to get it out the top. Don't know about the flow and can't check, since the Euro is long gone. The $400 was for a "recore" at a local shop. It was still fine when I sold it 10 years or so later. The original problem was a top tank that sprang a new leak every time I plugged the old leak.


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DannyZ was it installed with the wide side left to right or up and down. Cross flow is tanks on the left and right sides. Sounds like yours was like mine tanks top and bottom.

I do love this old nose, I just wish I could get it to be reliable, like you I suffer from vapor lock, maybe if I win the lottery I can get a throttle body fuel injection system.


25 Ft Glassnose, 2792, 1982
454 Engine
Plain Jane Interior
Original Paint
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Well I guess y'all are up to your nose ( Glassnose) in my rad change by now but:

Today I hooked up the dolly I bought from SteveVW and put the Miata on it, Not to bad to get all situated, however I can see why someone might prefer to have a toad 4 down. I do want to rig a safety chain ( car to dolly).

I went out on the road it is a bit over 80F ambient and my engine temp never got over 80C, when I came back into town it went up to maybe to 85C for like 5 minutes and cooled back down below 80C. Old rad ran 110C+.

I am not sure but I assume the old rad must have been clogged, I think I am going to have to put a thermostat back in the engine. I am sure it will run to cold in cool weather and it should warm up faster a good thing.

Happy me, the Miata fits on the dolly nicely and the Euro runs cool. Give me a Miller Lite. lol


25 Ft Glassnose, 2792, 1982
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Meh, you're just a trek thru 125 degree temps away from boiling over. I'll be over for the keys in a day or so. Once you get that thing sorted come work on my oil leaks.
 
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Hey Benebob. How ya been? Did you get your fan clutch worked out? I wonder if this better temp in my engine helps with my oil consumption. Perhaps a drag race is in order. lol


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Doing good, just getting ready for a run up to acadia. Clutch fan is in and working fine. Still leaking oil like you wouldn't believe but I can't figure out from wear. Guess the next oil change will be going with something thicker and not syth. Running 10w30 now. Guess I'll try some 20w-50 or maybe some gear oil. You might wanna try the same Smiler
 
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Benebob, Rusty our resident oil expert says to run at least 10w40 or if you are cheap as in my case buy it in 5 or 6 quart size 15w40 Rotella is ok. I seem to burn the oil, no puddles or excessive oil under the coach. No synthetic oil though.
New valve oil seals but the case is still out if that really helped.
I tried craft beer it did no good at all..lmao!!


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just getting ready for a run up to acadia.


Acadia park...or university??


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