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    Yesterday, 05:14 PM
    Oh, those poor Australians! LOL
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    Yesterday, 03:14 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    Almost ready to finish the cooling system this weekend -- today this arrived from Jegs: (The black piece is actually aluminum.) Looks like...
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    04-24-2018, 11:47 AM
    Opened the trunk and these fell out of the right fender. LOL
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    04-23-2018, 10:36 PM
    Thanks, gang! I'm looking into summer tires. Might be hard to find something that matches tread front-to-back quite as easily as all-season radials,...
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    04-23-2018, 05:55 PM
    If I live in south Florida where it never gets cold, should I just use summer tires all the time?
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    04-23-2018, 02:02 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    Thanks, Dan! Dirty engine yes, but your frame looks beautiful! In case no one has mentioned it yet, when you are ready to tighten down those...
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    04-22-2018, 11:08 AM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    OK, so I kind of have a fan shroud... I'd like one of those nice metal ones to fit the newer, thinner, and more powerful fans I bought. Looks...
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    04-21-2018, 06:47 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    Today, I pulled the thermostat again. The top side of it was dirty, and the underside of it was clean. I removed the radiator cap, then pulled...
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    04-20-2018, 01:41 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    Moving on... I have not seen that type of drain plug. This block has the kind where you put a square tool in and remove the plug. If it can be...
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    04-19-2018, 04:02 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    Dave, what is your theory on where the rust deposits are coming from? Are they coming from inside the radiator?
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    04-19-2018, 03:58 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    No, it is not the stock radiator. The radiator installed on #2613 appears to be all metal. Replacing the radiator would seem to be a hasty...
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    04-19-2018, 11:43 AM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    Yes. The water pump is only a few months old, so I don't suspect it has failed. Moving forward: I guess the only way I will be able to properly...
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    04-18-2018, 05:29 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    Here's a photo of the radiator cap and thermostat which were replaced. The radiator cap obviously had a leak, since there's coolant in the gauge....
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    04-18-2018, 04:30 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    Well, I know I'm going to get chastised for not having done my homework, but I was eager to get started, so here's what happened. 1. Raised the...
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    04-12-2018, 04:33 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    Oops. By the time you posted the link, the replacement thermostat was already ordered and on its way. I should have put both sentences in past tense...
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    04-11-2018, 11:08 PM
    A few days late to post this, but on Sunday I drove #2613 home for the first time in over two years. :)
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    04-11-2018, 11:05 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    I noticed that when I was looking up the part on RockAuto. Unfortunately, I have no idea what an inlet thermostat is or how it differs from an outlet...
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    04-11-2018, 05:21 PM
    Thanks, Nicholas! Yes, I will be ready to put some miles on this car very soon. But before I do too much driving, I need to get a new transmission...
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    04-11-2018, 01:47 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    Evaporated coolant has left behind rust dust, just as Matt David suggested:
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    04-11-2018, 12:19 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    You all may be right about the thermostat temperature. For an extended road test, Bill drove the car 200 miles from D.C. to Pennsylvania and back,...
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    04-10-2018, 11:38 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    Not cracked - gone. It was cracked and missing pieces in 2007 when I bought the car. Now there's no trace of it left. Yes, #2613 has a...
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    04-10-2018, 11:41 AM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    Great minds think alike. :)
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    04-09-2018, 08:22 PM
    Thanks! :)
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    04-09-2018, 06:31 PM
    Otterstat is fine, radiator fans are fine. More than likely gunk in the coolant (took less than 300 miles to turn brown: cylinder liners shedding...
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    04-09-2018, 06:27 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    Off topic: shouldn't your username be green? It might help other DMCTalkers know you are a parts vendor. Back on topic: The coolant itself is...
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    04-09-2018, 12:03 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    It does not. Bill did engine work and anything that spiraled off of it in order to get the car back on the road. There was nothing wrong with the...
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    04-09-2018, 11:10 AM
    Well, it's finally home. However, I did boil the coolant on the way here. Going to have to get that sorted before I attend any DMC FL events.
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    04-09-2018, 10:11 AM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    Good idea on the flush. The lowest point on the system is the lower radiator hose. My guess is I can open up the system there and at the expansion...
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    04-09-2018, 10:00 AM
    Bill says he's sure that the indexing marks on 3.0L chains are in different locations than those on 2.8L chains; otherwise, valves would be opening...
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    04-08-2018, 10:44 PM
    In the world of the PRV engine, there's no such thing as an "odd-fire camshaft" or an "even-fire camshaft." Chains and sprockets, yes - camshafts,...
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