|STEP BY STEP PROCESS:
First - I spent about 2 days part time polishing the
brass on the radiator to showcase the new radiator. After that step was
completed, I removed the old radiator and installed a new cooling fan ($20
item) which was not defective, but was old and looked like it was 27 years
1) I started by mounting the radiator in the stock holes
on the right hand side.
2) Removed the fuel filter and drilled a new hole to
mount it, roughly 4 inches from the original spot. The main thing is to
make sure the fuel supply hose isn't in a bind or where it could be easily
damaged by other work later done to the engine.
3) Drilled two new holes for the new bolt locations by
first marking them with a Sharpee pen, then using a cordless drill,
drilled the appropriate size hole for the new mounting bolts I changed
over to. Gold chromate finish matches the stock look for the engine
compartment finishing screws.
4) Tightened the bolts up
5) Replaced the hoses, and replace with new hose clamps
while I had everything loosened up.
6) Topped off the fluids and installed the new radiator
That's all it takes. Time to complete was about 45
minutes. Bottom line is that the engine runs as cool as a cucumber and
looks good too. The needle now barely makes it above the blue setting on
the temperature gauge.