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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-11-2003, 12:11 AM
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5.0 HO swap sat.

Well I've finally got all the bits and peices for my 5.0 swap novak mounts,72 f100 bellhousing,throttle cable, intank pump and allthe other details to numerous to mention.I have to run my oe t150, cause my buddy cracked my np435 adapter! oh well it will still roll!
my only ? is;;
I'm running the 3core oe style radiator cause its only got about 2000 miles on it since I replaced it! Does anyone know if it will work, or will I have to spend big bucks on a custom radiator come spring?
All the hose fittings will work I'm just worried about the core
size w/the v8!
thanks for any input.
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Re: 5.0 HO swap sat.

I ran my old crusty 3 core and it didn't work for me. That doesn't mean yours won't. What fan are you going to run? I'm running the flex-a-lite dual 12's which are great. I had to go with a $200 stock replacement 4 core radiator. It works okay, but not perfect. It hits 200 tops on the highway. I'd like it more if it stayed at 180. One of these days I'll get the generic aluminum racing radiator from Summit Racing for $180 and make it fit.
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Re: 5.0 HO swap sat.

I'm running an almost stock 3 core CJ radiator. The only modification is a downturned bottom spout. I'm using a stock AMC 304 bottom hose, and a stock top hose from a 1999 Explorer 5.0 (matches my intake).

Mine barely ran warm, even in the South Carolina heat. I bought a factory CJ shroud, and mounted an electric fan into the opening. That cured all my cooling issues. It barely gets above the 190 degree operating temp.

Good luck!! And let us know if you have any other questions.

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