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post #31 of 33 (permalink) Old 08-23-2012, 09:08 PM
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Ya I do not have a rad and have to get one. Current pump has outlet on the pass side. I ran across a good 3 row rad from a 69 Mustang for 50 bucks but the outlet is on the drivers side. Maybe I will pick it up and have the outlet moved.
If the outlet is on the drivers side, then it is not from a '69 Mustang. All '69 Fords used the passenger side. Ford switched everything over in 1970 to the drivers side.

The '69 Mustang radiator will work, see my post above from a few months ago.

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post #32 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-27-2014, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
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Ya been doing other stuff, but I just came across a tailgate for $75, hoping to go pick it up tomorrow. That got me all interested in the beast again. I also realized that I have a Griffin aluminum radiator brand new in the box that has been sitting in the garage for the past 10 years, came with my '67 Camaro. Its a universal fit and the inlet and outlets are on the right sides for the water pump in the Ranchero. Going to go out tomorrow and see if I can make it work. I think I am going to yank the motor and trans, rebuild the wiring harness, replace the master cylinder and lines and clean up the engine compartment while I have the motor out. Anyone do any slick seat swaps? The stock bench is toast but the frame seems OK. I have one bucket (drivers side I think) from a Fairlane that gramps had redone. He never got the other one back from the upholstery shop. I was thinking maybe late model Mustang seats.

Hope to give more updates soon!
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Are you sure the radiator inlet/outlets are oriented correctly? Most chevys are the exact opposite of Fords orientation. Also, the width is against you. It will probably hit the battery tray. Might look into relocating the battery, or changing the orientation of the tray with a tray from a '67 Mustang.

Know that the Fairlane floor pan is a bit of a challenge to mount buckets to. It's no where close to flat (unlike a Mustang). The challenging point if the mount for the rear, inside bolt - with the factory floor pans, it's just left hanging in the air. The factory used stamped metal spacers that the mounting bolt would run through to support this corner of the seat. Bench seats did not require any support in this area.

When I installed Acura seats in my Ranchero, I used seat brackets from Corbeau, which fit the floor reasonably well. Still had to mount them to the seat though.

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