Wow, Ross--You did right!!!!
Interesting! May not use UPS 2nd day again!!
In pulling the rad yesterday, I thought "good time to replace the water pump,
now". I had bought a pump from you because the old one was making noise.
(In my past, I had neglected a noisy roadster water pump to the point that
the shaft froze, sheared, and the fan flew into the radiator, puncturing it!)
Don't know if you recall, but at the time, I found that by spraying WD-40
into the shaft area, the noise would go away--for awhile. You suggested,
attempting to force some lubricant into the area that "wouldn't evaporate".
I did. As best I could, I crammed a lot of Lubriplate into the area. The
noise went away. That was 5 YEARS AGO!!!
I have your invoice #460078 for the "new" water pump in front of me, dated
5/15/95. $115 for the water pump, $20 for UPS 2nd day shipping. Guess I
really didn't require it quite that fast ;-) !!
Anyhow, the new one came with the hole for the heater hose connection
"plugged". That is one thing that deterred me in making the
replacement--particularly since the old on was no longer making noise.
Now that will actually make it easier for me to make the decision of taking
the (not needed in Hawaii) heater out of the cooling system loop. All I have
to do is cap the outlet outlet from the head.
Nice how good things sometimes work out! Think Murphy owed me one.
> second day UPS $30!!!! priority mail $3.20 two to three days!! I chose
> the cheaper one. I hope you dont mind. Went out yesterday, should be
> there tomorrow or the next day.
> "David R. Conrad" wrote:
> > Hi Ross:
> > Don't know if you've followed my saga of overheating, for which I
> > received some great assistance from the "List". It became pretty
> > obvious that my problem would be solved by a new or rercored radiator.
> > Local checking indicates that a shop in Hilo will do a 3-row recore for
> > $200 (or $240 for a "high efficiency" core). Don't if I'm being taken,
> > or how badly, but in the interest of time, I told the shop to go ahead
> > and plan to do it (the high efficiency). They told me that if I have
> > the radiator to them by Mon. afternoon, they will have it completed and
> > back to me here, by Wednesday afternoon.
> > I would like to replace the lower radiator hose in re-installing the
> > radiator. The one that's installed sustained a little damage from
> > interference with the crank pulley when I installed it about 5 years ago
> > in the course of a clutch replacement. I caught the problem quickly,
> > but some damage to fabric reinforcement did occur. I had ordered the
> > hose from you, and recall, you couldn't understand *why*. I ended up
> > using a "bailing wire" restraint to keep the hose away from the pulley,
> > and it has worked fine since.
> > If you recall, I've moved the alternator to the passenger side (you
> > provided me with some things to accomplish that), otherwise it's a
> > normal '68 (desmogged) 1600.
> > Wonder if you can priority mail me that hose so I could have it to
> > reinstall with the radiator Thursday or Friday next week?
> > If it's not possible, I guess I'll try to reinforce the damage to the
> > old one while the radiator's out.
> > Will give you a call Monday to discuss and give you my CC # (I have a
> > new one since I let them talk me into a Gold Card when I called to
> > dispute an invalid charge!) Would like for you to have it on file for
> > future orders by e-mail.
> > Regards,
> > Dave
> Ross Mullen
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