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Old 04-11-2008, 07:43 PM   #29
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Hi Brad,

After working with mechanical temperature gauges, there is another feature I like very much. You can monitor temps after you shut everything off. Not that you can do anything about it short of a cool-down supplementary coolant pump, I have seen them, but you can watch what happens during the heat-soak period.
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Old 04-11-2008, 07:45 PM   #30
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I've often thought I would like to get a pyrometer.....$40 is not too bad of a price. Hey....thought just crossed my mind....I was wondering what else I might use the meter for....do you think it would work for making fudge....LOL
I personally have found that I prefer my ďbeveragesĒ at 25 degrees.
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Old 04-18-2008, 09:32 PM   #31
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Looks like my radiator in my 24 ft 1977 argosy. I have three. One for the engine one for the airconditioner and one for the transmission.
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Old 04-18-2008, 10:50 PM   #32
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second that!

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Hi Brad,

After working with mechanical temperature gauges, there is another feature I like very much. You can monitor temps after you shut everything off. Not that you can do anything about it .
yup I remember those days, Red flag drops, park up high on the track.Kill the motor and watch the temp gauge climb, 240,250,260 man oh man. even higher at times. Finally "moused" a cooler with a 2 gallon bug sprayer and a long hose that sprayed water on the radiator. worked, thinking of maybe doing the same thing on my moho.It worked much better when the car was moving-forward.
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Old 04-19-2008, 11:59 AM   #33
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yup I remember those days, Red flag drops, park up high on the track.Kill the motor and watch the temp gauge climb, 240,250,260 man oh man. even higher at times. Finally "moused" a cooler with a 2 gallon bug sprayer and a long hose that sprayed water on the radiator. worked, thinking of maybe doing the same thing on my moho.It worked much better when the car was moving-forward.
I have seen a water spray set up on a classic MH. Its's very simple if you sue the "house" water system. All you need is the spay nozzle(s), an electrically operated valve, and some pex. (And a working water pump and water in your tank).

My rig runs cool enough (even when climbing in hot weather) that I don't have a need).
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Old 05-27-2013, 04:55 PM   #34
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If you haven't read the thread "Radiator Blues" that is listed down below the Quick Reply box, do so. It has a wealth of information on removal, repair, replacement, installation, and other cooling issues, like the oil and transmission coolers.
Here is a link to The Radiator Blues thread.

My radiator also has a leak so I am doing the research!
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Old 09-09-2013, 11:36 PM   #35
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I have a place in Dallas if you need it re-cored. My 76 had to be re-cored. No other options.



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Here is a link to The Radiator Blues thread.

My radiator also has a leak so I am doing the research!
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I have a place in Dallas if you need it re-cored. My 76 had to be re-cored. No other options.
Thanks. I did find a place in Ashland, Kentucky that is going to re-core my radiator (today actually). The first radiator that came in did not match. Re-coring the existing radiator eliminates the problem of finding the right replacement.
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Thanks. I did find a place in Ashland, Kentucky that is going to re-core my radiator (today actually). The first radiator that came in did not match. Re-coring the existing radiator eliminates the problem of finding the right replacement.

I searched a long time with no success. Re-coreing my 76 was the only option. Getting the radiator out was painful. Next time I'm jacking it up or something.

Going to move the oil cooler when time permits.
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