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Got my butt kicked today replacing my radiator

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or just do it early in the morning before the heat sets in.

Letting someone else do it for you is a great way to get it back with the radiator and shroud each mounted by two non matching bolts and the system filled back up with regular green antifreeze, and who knows, maybe tap water. If you're lucky they might even toss your old spring hose clamps and "upgrade" them with some shiny new worm type. And a $1500 bill.

That's why it's great to have a mechanic you can trust and not just a "parts" changer.
 
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People here look at me like I have 3 heads when I wear shorts/skirt and a t-shirt in the middle of the "winter". "Aren't you COLD?" "This is a WARM day in California!" I see people all bundled up in heavy winter jackets, etc, etc...

I don't know where they were from, but when we visited Peru in August (their winter) we were in stuff like light jackets or hooded sweatshirts. We saw lots of people dressed like they were headed out on an arctic expedition.

The folks I've met from Wisconsin and Minnesota though, are a different breed. They show up in shorts when it's 40 degrees and the first day of spring that gets above freezing sounds to them like a great day to hit the golf course.
 
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I don't know where they were from, but when we visited Peru in August (their winter) we were in stuff like light jackets or hooded sweatshirts. We saw lots of people dressed like they were headed out on an arctic expedition.

The folks I've met from Wisconsin and Minnesota though, are a different breed. They show up in shorts when it's 40 degrees and the first day of spring that gets above freezing sounds to them like a great day to hit the golf course.

Years ago I was helping set up a VW show in February. It was an hour before sunrise. Me in shorts, t-shirt and slaps. Peeps were like "You aint from around here" I laughed because they was all bundled up. I had just returned from big rigging in the mid-west for a couple months.
 
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I don't know where they were from, but when we visited Peru in August (their winter) we were in stuff like light jackets or hooded sweatshirts. We saw lots of people dressed like they were headed out on an arctic expedition.

The folks I've met from Wisconsin and Minnesota though, are a different breed. They show up in shorts when it's 40 degrees and the first day of spring that gets above freezing sounds to them like a great day to hit the golf course.

Parents lived in Massena NY years back. When the temp gets UP to freezing, everybody opens their windows and puts on their lightweight clothing - or so my late mother said.
 
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When I recently installed a new radiator, water pump, thermostat, and hoses.... I learned that rtv + Felpro gasket will help existing thermostat housings hold a seal.

Also.. install the lower hoses before the fan and shroud. If not, removing the powersteering pulley helps.

Oh... dont forget to protect the new radiator with cardboard and tape... before installing the fan.
 
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I said garage, not pole barn or warehouse. :D

NewAir, WindPro18W, Wall Mounted 18 Inch High-Velocity Industrial Shop Fan with 3 Speed Settings, 3000 CFM

I have a small one car garage that I mounted two of these in. One in each front corner. They work great at moving air and creating a breeze.

hey, they make them down to 60" :ROFLMAO:

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I'd love to have one in my garage, or my outdoor space, but that fan in particular starts at like $2k :cry:

A buddy of mine did just buy one of theirs for his master bedroom; looks cool but it was still too rich for my blood at $800 for a 52". It's a brushless DC motor and he says it's the quietest residential fan available.

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patiently waiting on a new radiator myself. can’t wait to get out in this 100* texas heat with 80% humidity.
 

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hey, they make them down to 60" :ROFLMAO:

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I'd love to have one in my garage, or my outdoor space, but that fan in particular starts at like $2k :cry:

A buddy of mine did just buy one of theirs for his master bedroom; looks cool but it was still too rich for my blood at $800 for a 52". It's a brushless DC motor and he says it's the quietest residential fan available.

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these are one bad ass fan. also too rich for my blood.
 
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We had those in the last factory I ran. They will move some air. We had two of them covering about 65,000 sq feet. If you turned them up too high, they would blow everyone's paperwork around. We used scales to count parts a lot of times and if it was hot and they were getting to about half speed, they would start throwing our counts off. Not a great spend...but someone was excited about them (this was before I took over).
 

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We had those in the last factory I ran. They will move some air. We had two of them covering about 65,000 sq feet. If you turned them up too high, they would blow everyone's paperwork around. We used scales to count parts a lot of times and if it was hot and they were getting to about half speed, they would start throwing our counts off. Not a great spend...but someone was excited about them (this was before I took over).

we have some too. They move an unbelievable amount of air, unbelievably quietly.
 
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Shit I'd be right there with you trying to do that in S. Florida today. I'm in N. Florida and spent a couple hours trying to get my garage more organized and get rid of more shipping boxes from the move and it kicked my ass. I was soaked when I finally got back in the house and I know it's a hell of a lot cooler up here where I am.

Jerry,

I went thru the same thing when I moved to JAX a couple years ago.
At this moment I am in the Philippines trying to work on my '93 Toyota LC p/u and I can only deal with a couple hours before going in for a cool down period and a beverage.
 
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patiently waiting on a new radiator myself. can’t wait to get out in this 100* texas heat with 80% humidity.

Several years ago while visiting the Philippines I needed to order a radiator for a '93 Toyota LC which required ordering from Japan, but I was pleasantly surprised that the box arrived in 4 days.
Working in 95* temperatures with 90% RH is no fun at all.....
Drains your energy really quick....
 
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