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F Head Radiator Replacement

Discussion in 'Early CJ-5 and CJ-6 Tech' started by zootin, Nov 6, 2018.

  1. Nov 8, 2018
    jeepstar

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    I bought a new champion radiator for 350 bucks. it looks out of place next to my Fhead, but it works.

    perusing their website for you now, this seems way out of line
     
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    timgr

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    I'll take two at that price! (y)
     
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  4. Nov 9, 2018
    Rick Whitson

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    I saw Aluminum ones for a fair price somewhere on this site. I got mine re-cored at an old school Radiator Shop here in town that has been here for ever, for a fair price, I think they are closed now.
     
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    Vanguard

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    jeepstar

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    score for the Roxor! that thing is a new gold mine of fresh equipment for the ECJ's. at least until Mahindra realizes what we are doing over here.
     
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    Vanguard

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    Not sure about the outlets. Been awhile since I worked with a F134 radiator. Seems like the top was centered and the bottom was ?
     
  8. Nov 9, 2018
    1957Willys

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    I like the surge tank and the mounting bracket.
     
  9. Nov 9, 2018
    Jrobz23

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    This is a solid idea. Lemme go get a pic.
     
  10. Nov 9, 2018
    Jrobz23

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    Hoses are compatible and appear close in size. Overall cooling volume is roughly equal, except mildly wider than square instead of mildly taller than square. You'd have to use some 'ears' to make it work.

    Quality seems fine for a 'new' style radiator. Does not look retro:

    Radiator
     
  11. Dec 11, 2018
    zootin

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    To all,

    Well I had to bite the bullet and get a new radiator for the CJ-5. The radiator shop advised it would be cheaper to get a new radiator, as the core was bad in mine and the core cost alone from him was $475 plus shipping and plus labor. So I ordered a new radiator from MTS company in Iowa. Shipped the total came to $425. Got it installed this week, so far so good. With the installation of the radiator, I was able to once again start the jeep. After rebuilding the YF carb and installation it was off to the races per se. Got her running in the shop and all was well. That is until today when it finally stopped raining so a test drive could be conducted. Cranked her up, started right away and almost immediately gas was pouring out of the rebuild carb. Shut her down and put a drip can under the engine to collect the gasoline. I am not a mechanic (retired fireman) so I have to kind of figure things out the hard way. I took off the air cleaner horn on the carb and cranked her up again and gasoline was flowing out the brass vent(?) tube in the carb. Shut her down again and started thinking again (which can be dangerous). So I figured out maybe the float was not shutting off the fuel when the bowl was full. Off came the top of the carb after removing the choke cable and the accelerator linkage. Got the carb top off and took it over to the work bench. Got to playing with it and seeing if the float did seat. Something was up, the float was heavy, so I pulled it off and shook it, gas came out of some pin holes in the brass float. Took apart a junker YF carb and installed the float from it into the rebuilt carb. Installed it in the jeep and by golly the leak stopped. I was so pumped that I bravely drove her for the first time in and around the driveway/street. All is well now with that end of the issue. However it will need the clutch etal replaced, the rear and front differential pinion seals replaced as well as the rear transfer case seal. But none the less, it was a good day and after so many months I finally got to drive her.

    My family and I would like to wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,

    Zootin
     
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  12. Dec 11, 2018
    Glenn

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    Glad you got it fixed. I take it the radiator was a direct replacement for the one that came out?
     
  13. Dec 12, 2018
    zootin

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    Glenn,

    Yes it was a direct replacement, two core. Installed with no issues. Passed the test drive.


    Zootin
     
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