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'73 Q code 'vert build thread
Don't give up !

71-73 Mustangs never die, they just go faster!
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(12-27-2019, 04:36 PM)Don C Wrote: I would bypass all emissions items, vacuum valves, temperature valves, etc. You don't even have to connect the distributor vacuum. Just make sure the vacuum ports in the manifold and carburetor are capped.

Get it running, and then worry about getting all of the vacuum lines connected.

V-e-r-r-r-r-y helpful - thank you.  You've been in on my vacuum hoses situation for awhile and I figured sooner or later I'd be asking "what's the implication of bypassing vacuum hoses altogether?"
To make sure you don’t have a intake manifold leak, or something else like that. If it’s just a vacuum line, then you will be able to find it quickly.

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John 72 Q Code
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FINALLY! I’ve been waiting since July ‘19 to get my p/s pump back after rebuild so I can get going on putting everything back together (pump rebuild, alternator upgrade, water pump, radiator and shroud all being replaced). A pump was returned in October — but it wasn’t mine and didn’t fit. The correct one arrived this week. Reinstalling was a piece of cake compared to the waiting...

Now moving on to the radiator and I’m puzzled how to proceed; the transmission cooler line fittings on old vs new radiators is different. Top in the photo is the old with the flare fitting removed. Notice the brass fitting, about 1/8” high on the old radiator. The new one doesn’t have the same. When I try to put the old flare fitting in the new radiator, the fitting doesn’t “comfortably” go more than halfway in. (Comfortably means I turn until difficult, and don’t want to force something that isn’t supposed to go that deep).

And I could not get the small brass fitting on the old radiator out, so I’m not sure it’s removable. Eyeballing the fitting, if it did go all the way in the new radiator, it would very nearly reach the far side of the trans cooler tank and that doesn’t seem right.

Whaddya think? Should I find a shorter flare fitting? Or is this “guaranteed to fit” radiator just wrong? Any/all suggestions appreciated.
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