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  1. I know this is an older post, but I've recently had issues with my V-Belts popping off when I perform my rendition of Ken Block's Gymkhana. I have the Vintage air Sanden 508 compressor mounted as well. The question is, has anybody found a solution for the 351C with A/C. Serpentine would be great!
  2. *subscribed* I totally wish this was out about 7 years ago when I built mine. $680 is pricey!
  3. Dibs on the younger sister! LOL j/k Congrats on the anniversary!
  4. No kidding! I can barely change the rear driver side plug with my Cleveland!
  5. I think this about sums it up for me. A good buddy of mine warned me: "Hey man, we'll never get back the money we put in these old cars... We don't do this to get back the money..."
  6. If you want to donate that 69 FB to a good home, i'll take her and give her all the attention she needs!
  7. The good: Thanks to your suggestions, I went with a larger capacity radiator and boy, between the block off plate and this new radiator, my Cleveland is super happy. The bad: I wasn't able to come up with an alternative plan to mount both, the BeCool fan on/off switch and my Autometer digital gauge TSU into the block. I ended up mounting the TSU inside the radiator hose knowing full well that up until the thermostat opens at 160, I wouldn't get an accurate reading. My reasoning was i'm more concerned that my fan cuts on at 195* than I am with an immediate temperature reading below 160*. Plus, my engine will always run above 160*...that's just a fact. The lowest i've ever seen it get was upper 170s*.....therefore I will always have a correct reading when the car is up to temp. I've included some ratty cell phone pics showing the installation of the radiator in relation to the engine and the wiring. I did have to cut the tabs off of the radiator support to get the whole module to fit. I fabbed up brackets to hold it at the top. The radiator was, in fact a direct fit....if......you were not using the dual fans. It'd work if you were running a flex fan and stock shroud...probably. The module was just way to think for me to even remotely get it to work. On a 80* day, it would not go over 201* at a stop light with the A/C on. My fans actually cycled off and on. That's really cool!:thumbup1: My A/C compressor actually cycled off and on too, and let me tell you, it was cold! The bottom line is, i'm almost ready for cruising and the occasional autocross appearance! I'll post better pics and another report with the readings on a 100* day.
  8. No, but I thought about using something like this: http://omicronclock.auctivacommerce.com/1969-1970-Cougar-or-Mustang-Rally-Clock-Movement-Repair-Kit-P122319.aspx
  9. That's dead sexy! :w00t: How much to fab up me one shipped? :whistling:
  10. Agreed. I think it's on the side. Check this out. (Lower Rear) http://www.musclemustangfastfords.com/tech/mmfp_0911_installing_a_400m_small_block_into_a_351_cleveland_stroker_engine/photo_09.html
  11. Crisis solved: http://www.summitracing.com/parts/FLX-32082/ Apparently there is a water jacket on the driver's side near the rear of the block as well. I'll have to check this when I get home. I'd like to have all the wiring up front and away from exhaust pipes.
  12. Right...no where to put the fan sending unit in the rad...shocking...I know. This might be the way to go.
  13. Hey guys, I received my new radiator unit yesterday and let me tell you, it is the best looking aluminum welded piece of artwork I've ever seen in my life! But..... It comes with a temp sending unit that apparently is not like a standard one that sends a continuous signal to my digital gauge... I merely sends "on/off" signals to the fan relay. DANG!!!!!! The Cleveland only has the one temp sending unit location. Not good. I'm looking for something like (http://www.summitracing.com/search/Product-Line/Meziere-Water-Neck-Spacers/) this so I can use the gauge TSU as well as the Fan TSU. Any ideas would be welcome. Yes, this sucks....
  14. Mike, if you do nothing else, please....for the well being of your motor ensure you measure the stock restrictor opening and compare it to the base of your thermostat. If your thermostat base doesn't cover the hole, or you have the wrong thermostat, your motor *will* run hot or overheat. I can guarantee it. I just got tired of the bull and blocked it off. My Cleveland and I are quite happy (as well as every other person I know that has done the mod). Actually, now that I have thought about it a little more, i'd run this before the Weiand. At least you can still recirculate fluid through the block. Can't do that with the Weiand.
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