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What should I do first

  • MPG Monte Carlo bar and strut brace

    Votes: 2 6.7%
  • Radiator upgrade

    Votes: 24 80.0%
  • Holley Carbarator upgrade

    Votes: 4 13.3%

  • Total voters
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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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radiator plus a mr. gasket high flow thermostat!!

not to mention a fan clutch w/ a fan to lessen the fan engagement.

 
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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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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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