Wiling Away A Few Days

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  1. Frank Sanoica

    Frank Sanoica Veteran Member
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    So what would a guy like me do, if the nice, 23 year old Mustang he bought recently, had first-year mechanical "improvements" he disliked? Change them!

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    Ford used an electric cooling fan for the engine beginning in '94. I could accept that, but not the way they did it. 2 speeds, run by the computer, danced the temperature gauge up and down all the time. The earlier, mechanical clutch-type fan was much more consistent in maintaining constant temperature. Also, the coolant reservoir was humongous, 5 times the actual size needed. The fan and reservoir look like this, after I ripped them out:

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    The new fan and clutch, lying on the workbench:

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    And the fan installed on the engine. It worked out much to my satisfaction. In order to complete this transformation, the Antilock Brake System Module, support bracketry, and an A/C tube had to be moved.

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    Nice looking vintage car... if you're capable of the job what are you waiting for ?...gerronwithit.... :D
     
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    And he is capable...and he did get on with it! Good job @Frank Sanoica. :)
     
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    Yep, the old (ok, forget the word "old" LOL), Master Mechanic at work.
     
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    Depends on the money and time involved-or it would for me.
     
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  6. Frank Sanoica

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    @Gloria Mitchell
    Nowadays, the reality is that labor constitutes the major part of automotive work; the parts themselves have mostly become quite reasonable in cost since being manufactured in China.

    Added plus: my labor is free!
    Frank
     
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    It's the labor costs that always "cost" us! :)
     
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