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  1. 1. What should I do first

    • MPG Monte Carlo bar and strut brace
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    • Radiator upgrade
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    • Holley Carbarator upgrade
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I sold a differential, so now I have to put the proceeds back into my car.

(My house my rules)

 

The proceeds will cover 1 of three future upgrades. I am opening this up to the forum to vote and I will abide by the choice made here! It is like a game show where you can't win anything!

 

My existing Holley Double Pumper is a 700 CFM unit in perfect shape. If replaced and the new unit makes me happy I'll sell it for the next upgrade

Here is the one I am looking at.

 

http://www.holley.com/0-4781C.asp

 

Next option is a Strut tower and monte carlo brace. I've been wanting a Monte Carlo bar, but my distributor made it impossible. Now this one will work

 

http://www.mpgheads.com/monte_carlo_brace.php

 

My Stock radiator is marginal in stop and go traffic. It is otherwise very nice. If I replace it the old one can be sold to fund a different project.

 

http://www.jegs.com/i/JEGS-Performance-Products/555/51922/10002/-1?parentProductId=#moreDetails

 

I would consider different sources for the purchase and if anyone has negative info about any of the listed products I'd be curious to know. Thanks.

 

Even though these are 3 very simple jobs, I'll document the work and any difficulties or unexpected issues and post it up here for the members to laugh at me over.

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Hmmm - tough call. I don't care for Holleys, and Monte Carlo bars are neat and all, but I'd get the radiator upgrade done first.

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Rad replace w/ 90degree waterneck,bottom hose anti-crush spring,new thermostat if needed, petcock with anode.

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Im thinking, if you need to do the radiator at all, you should probably do it now.. As for the carb, Ive had good luck with Holley and Deamon from Barry Grant.

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I agree with all the rest! Get the radiator!

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Okay, okay okay! I'll do the radiator and a high flow aluminum water pump while I am at it. My car doesn't overheat, it just runs a bit hotter than I like in traffic. I usually avoid traffic due to my clutch and bad knee, but . . .

to answer a question

 

I want the bigger carb because my engine is built to use it. My current carb is holding me back in terms of top end power.

 

Now in all fairness when I change the carb and boost the power making ability , I will generate more heat, and the radiator first is a good idea, especially considering I am still breaking in my Kevlar clutch.

 

I already went to a electric fan when I did the AC conversion, so it is just a matter of dismounting it and remounting it when I change the radiator.

 

Thank you all for your participation in the Poll. I am looking at the aluminum radiator I posted, a and a Be Cool unit that is within 10 dollars of the same price that is proper for manual transmission cars. If you like a particular Aluminum radiator and high flow water pump, please feel free to post it up.

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Okay, as posted above, I have heard and am listening.

 

Which Aluminum High flow water pump. Weiand 8209 for 149.95 or Edelbrock 8844 for $164.99?

 

Any experience with either?

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I can't vote on this because you didn't include the REALLY cool options:

 

A) Pink paint

B) Mis-matched rims

C) Hood scoops epoxied to the wheel wells

D) 24" lifted suspension

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I didn't include those options cause

 

a) Barbie and I never got together. She was a doll, but I couldn't date a girl who isn't anatomically correct

 

b) my brother bought his first car with 4 different size wheels and tires on it and one even had a gallon of water inside; I was traumatized by that Camaro and didn't want to relive the nightmares.

 

c) I am saving the hood scoop mod for the next poll

 

d) No excuse mea culpa

 

Camo paint. . . saw a truck camo painted the other day and actually thought that looks pretty cool. I then threw up in my mouth.

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I am in agreement on the radiator. Safe and relaible before any power adders in my book. I don't think I have ever seen this posted in the forum, but keep in mind the Clevelands have a brass restrictor under the thermostat that alot of people throw away and do not replace. They are hard to find now and I am not sure if they are reproduced. I will post a picture of one as I begin to tear into my engine in the coming weeks.

 

OK, I went out and found an article about the thermostat restrictor in addition to a guy who sells them. Here it is.

 

http://351cleveland.wetpaint.com/page/Brass+Bypass+Washer

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I have mine intact and was in fact aware of this along with the cleveland specific thermostats. It actually did make a huge difference in my car.

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Okay, as posted above, I have heard and am listening.

 

Which Aluminum High flow water pump. Weiand 8209 for 149.95 or Edelbrock 8844 for $164.99?

 

Any experience with either?

 

Gotta be careful with the weiand pumps. There is a version that eliminates the famous (or infamous) bypass feature. I suffer from CRS so I don't remember the part numbers but a search on the cleveland forum should point you in the right direction.

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Thanks Tommy, I'll run that information down before I purchase.

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I didn't include those options cause

 

a) Barbie and I never got together. She was a doll, but I couldn't date a girl who isn't anatomically correct

 

 

A lot of girls aren't anatomically correct and have plastic parts these days.

 

Btw, I too vote for the radiator.

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I didn't include those options cause

 

a) Barbie and I never got together. She was a doll, but I couldn't date a girl who isn't anatomically correct

 

 

A lot of girls aren't anatomically correct and have plastic parts these days.

 

Btw, I too vote for the radiator.

 

True, true, especially in certain parts of California. I hesitate to call some of them "girls", or even "females", however.

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I vote radiator first, then monte carlo bar/strut brace, the carb last!

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