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Old 06-12-2006, 05:33   #1 (permalink)
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72 TC Wagon + Clevo...

Iv had my TC for about a year now, pulled her off the road about 8 months ago, blasted it, paneled it, smooth the bay, cut out a little rust and plated it, all the usual crap, anyway was going do it up and just run the pinto and 4spd.....got over that idea pretty fast.

I now wana go the 8
Iv got a 302 clevo, CRS mounts and sump, some MSD gear etc... so far, anyway my point now is been the 4cyl model, has neone had probs with mounting a radiator and clearance issues with the water pump? should I just go elec? should I just cut a section for the top rad support?

Iv read a few posts on that so yeah any other things I should be looking out 4 fitting her up?

and lastly, not really the forum i should be posting in but wat do you guys reakon the best way 2 spend $5000 on a 302c is?

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Old 06-13-2006, 18:18   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 72 TC Wagon + Clevo...

is it the early tc without the cutout on the firewall for a 6?

u'll need to chop the rad support out to get the radiator out of the engine bay. there is room between the rails to squeeze a commodore radiator in there. also with an electric water pump and thermo fan u'll have heaps of clearance.

i reckon the cheapest way to get a maximum hp increase in a 302c is to stick a 51 crank and rods in it.

are you gonna register it?
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Re: 72 TC Wagon + Clevo...

yeah plan for rego. not sure how thatll go. Its a four cyl model so yeah there are no rad support chops, If i have to Ill go the chop and clean it up nicely (better than the factor job was hah), Iv got a post Best way 2 spend $5000 on 302c? bout the plans for engine.
I reakon slotting an E-series rad in wouldnt be 2 hard, sectioning out some of the bottom rad support in front of the rails. that way EL thermos would suit nice. what you think?
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Re: 72 TC Wagon + Clevo...

get permission from the constabulary first. it's not as hard to get as ppl think.

i didnt think u could register a cleveland in a cortina in wa. i could be wrong(as i've never tried to) but i thought it was for weight reasons. i do know of a bloke in oakford with a 351C in a TD and he swears black and blue that it's registered. proof is still to be seen but i have my doubts as his engine is solid mounted with an engine plate. definitely looks the part though.

u'd have to ask the coppers first but i dont reckon they'd mind u cutting to squeeze a radiator in provided u can prove it's gonna be safe and strong. cut too much out and u might have issues with headlights.

although easily modified, e series radiators had the feed inlet from the reservoir half way down the driver's side tank and dont have a filler as part of the unit - u'd have to run a header tank.

when i had my radiator made, the bloke used a core from an early fairlane(ZD i think) and mated it to the cortina tanks. back then i figured if it's capable of keeping a cleveland cool then it'll keep a 4.0L cool. just a thought

are you building the car as a weekend thing or going the whole car show hog?


hey does your xf in your sig have the rego AXF ...?
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although easily modified, e series radiators had the feed inlet from the reservoir half way down the driver's side tank and dont have a filler as part of the unit - u'd have to run a header tank.
yeah man I know, thats what I want, cause itll be under the rad support I dont want a filler on the top.


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hey does your xf in your sig have the rego AXF ...?
nah man, whys that?
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Re: 72 TC Wagon + Clevo...

How ya goin Chad_XF, i replyed in ya engine post too. For a radiator go to a radiator place and ask them to custom fit one up. I had it done for my capri. That way they can get the biggest core possible in and the hose inlet/outlet exactly where u want. They didnt charge much more than the std core price for the work. Rego wont be a drama especialy if that model came with a 250ci. If not engineers cert will see ya through. No that scary. When i got my car rego'd they didnt seem to care about engine weght only capacity. Be sure to specify clevo on ya paperwork, i did just in case it came up, but they didnt care. Do it by there rules and you can do heaps more than people realise.

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Re: 72 TC Wagon + Clevo...

yeah thanks guys, just giving a little update, since im not on the net to much anymore. the wagon is on hold at the moment, well rebuilding the k frame and stuff, and been between other projects (1980 2 door escort, and my 75 F100 that im mini trucking) neway got my hands on a TC sedan with factory sunroof, pretty flogged out, but been a panel beater, its just abit extra time, this will be a skid car, maybe have rego later since iv made the body that straight it could be painted black, thats also getting a V8.

So yeah anymore V8 talk? whats the deal with relocating the booster? as Im thinkin bout running pipes thru my inner gaurds.
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