351 - What a magic number
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Central Queensland Coast
With 13 radiator hoses all up including heater hoses etc, you'll need a few $$$.
Add more if the radiator is dead.
Also, you won't buy a radaiator for a manual, they only sell ones with the auto cooler...
(Ford that is).
Pay particular attention to the cooling ports on the EGR block.
The pressed tin original fittings aren't much chop, and it's easy to drill and tap, then fit a couple of brass hosetails.
The other item to watch is the steel pipe that runs on the drivers side of the engine, under the intake plenum.
It allows water to flow from the engine up to the heater.
Mine blew out on the tiny tubing that connects to the intake, and a new one cost over $300.
Otherwise they are a very solid car, with a reasonable drivetrain.
Just don't get too anxious trying to wind her out otherwise you'll end up with a tailshaft for company.
They speed limited all V8's after the ED for a reason.............
Original XD 351 Ute - I got one!!
HSV - I just don't want one....EVER!
My XF 3 on the tree ute is ALWAYS stuck in third......