JRANGER

65 Coupe to Fastback "Phoenix"

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Well today I took it for another test drive with a new radiator cap. I also tightened to the bolt where the o-ring is and the leak has stopped or got way smaller

1. I apparently tightened the kickdown/o-ring area too much. As the shifter is a struggle to put into gear.

2. SAME issue. After warming up it blows coolant all over and no real idea where from. It appears to be around the passenger side but it doesnt look like it's from the main hose. I'm getting to wonder if the radiator has a hole some where and considering trying some stop leak

3. Also when it gets warm it also starts having the oil light come on when idle so blah. This could also be due to the coolant possibly maybe getting on the sensor

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Well I didnt go rent a pressure tester instead I just blew air into the radiator through the overflow. Instantly coolant started shooting out the passenger side of the radiator. It's by the hose but its not coming from the hose. Its sprays like a mist right out of the top row. Time to order a new radiator

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As always, 1 step forward 2 steps back..

New radiator is in.

Car isnt idling well and stalls when put in gear.

I'm assuming I either have a vacuum leak or ignition issue. Especially given my last experience with points. 

Next steps:

Replace leaky valve covers

Replace Spark Plugs

Install Petronix 

replace pcv and vacuum advance hoses

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6 hours ago, JRANGER said:

 

Car isnt idling well and stalls when put in gear.

As a 20+ year ASE certified tech, my advise is:

 

More throttle,less clutch.  :D 

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17 hours ago, Ashley P said:

As a 20+ year ASE certified tech, my advise is:

 

More throttle,less clutch.  :D 

haha does not apply to c4 

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ITS back up and running properly. New Plugs, New PCV, New Vacuum lines, Valve covers, and now she doesnt stall out when put in gear. Still have to loosen the bolt on the transmission linkage. The leak is still gone but its not quiet going into gear right because it go over tightened. Actually popped back into neutral a couple times while i was driving 

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I hate thie MF!!!##$#(@_(J#RO{OFSMF:ADO 73 Mustang.....Did an oil change and took her for a drive. Got it warm and slammed the petal up to 60mph and started to see smoke. Turns out i have another coolant leak. I just cant win with this damn car

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6 minutes ago, 66sprint6 said:

Sounds about how my weekend went.  Im over all things automotive at the moment and will be taking a very short break from it all.  At least till I get home from work LOL

Matt

I feel better about it after yesterday. A friend came over yesterday and really thought it was probably the overflow getting into the fan. So ive ordered an overflow tank so i can at-least eliminate that. Also need to replace the water pump line but that is tough to get too stupid AC system. I may just try to remove all the AC stuff anyway. That way i get it out of the way

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Went to the All Mustang and Ford car show in Mt Juliet today. Man there were some nice stangs out there....I actually drove a 67 galaxie out there for my buddy while he drove his 67 Shelby GT 350 clone. Fun times.....Lots of cool fords

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So today I took the 73 out for about a 20 min drive down to MT Pleasant. My buddy and I took off all the brackets and replaced the water pump. Left all the AC brackets off...I'm done with crap that doesnt work and gets in the way.

On the drive home apparently we didnt have the top hose connected tight enough because it blew off and after all that the battery was weak. 

So a jump start and some water got me home. 

Ordered a 1wire 100amp alt, new belts, and will flush the radiator out and put new coolant in.

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Wish I had seen this earlier, I have a 1 wire powermaster alt that looks brand new that I took off the wagon you could have.  I swapped a JY 3g in and havnt looked back!

Hope Disney isnt right on the coolant issues but it is suspicious...

Matt

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