[DML] Re: Radiator install questions
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[DML] Re: Radiator install questions

   From: "Tom Tait" <TTait@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Radiator install questions

< I'm putting in a new metal radiator and cooling fans and have a couple
< of questions:
< I've got the car up on ramps, wishing I had a lift.  

If your working by yourself the ramps are better than a lift. This gives you an
option of putting some wood support from the floor or using one of your legs as a
third arm/hand when you can't do it with just two. Easier a couple of feet off
the ground vs. 6 feet or so ;-)

< Is it going to be
< easier to unbolt the radiator top support brackets at the radiator, the
< frame, or both before removing the old radiator and fans?

To drop it down & out you need to remove the bolts AT the radiator. You cannot
pull the radiator down with the brackets attached. "While your in there" you
might as well remove those brackets, scrape any rust off and shoot it with a
fresh coat of paint.

< The nuts at the top of the radiator are a real pain to get to, should I
< lower the radiator, fans and condenser as an assembly so that it is
< easier to get to the top mounting nuts/studs on the condenser?

Again... if your by yourself make sure you have some wood handy to put under the
radiator in case your ramps are too high to allow it to rest on the ground by
itself due to the extremely short amount of play there is with one of the
condenser hoses.


Shannon Y

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