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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Oct 31st, 19, 6:33 PM Thread Starter
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“Winter” project done already

Was going to spend the “long California winter” doing this update project on my 67 SS, but the parts and manpower came together and we had it knocked out in a few days. Installed a new Ron Davis crossflow radiator with dual electric fans, an Eddie Motorsports serpentine belt setup and a new Borgeson 12.7:1 steering box.

The car is cold as ice now and steers like a new car. With the old stock ps box it required constant steering input, especially on the freeway. I was able to ditch the old Champion radiator (leaking at the top seam) and flex fan, so now won’t worry about overheating any more.

Had a few issues along the way, but nothing too major. The big Spal fans that came with the RD radiator wouldn’t fit, so had to use a pair of Flexalite low profile fans instead. The power steering pump with attached reservoir wouldn’t work because it hit the ps box. Had to install a remote reservoir. Found out the really nice 12:1 Turn One box I bought from a member on another forum wouldn’t work for some reason, so had to grab the Borgeson one real quick. We spent a lot of time on the phone with Turn One tech support and had it in and out of the car twice. It just wouldn’t work with power. Put old box back in with new pump setup good to go. Put new Borgeson in, perfect. Will send the Turn One box to them to diagnose, or take it over to Lee’s to check out. Lee’s is near my house.

Overall I’m pleased with the look and performance of the setup. Ran over budget with the unexpected issues, but that’s how it goes.


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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Oct 31st, 19, 7:43 PM
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Re: “Winter” project done already

I'm running that same Borgeson box on my 66, it really does drive nice.

I'm also going to be running that same PS reservoir but mounted it on the radiator support next to the radiator overflow tank.

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I'm also going to be running that same PS reservoir but mounted it on the radiator support next to the radiator overflow tank.

That will be better. I just didn’t think there was room. It’s pretty solid, bolted to the fender support so I think I’ll be okay.



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That will be better. I just didn’t think there was room. It’s pretty solid, bolted to the fender support so I think I’ll be okay.



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I'm sure it will be fine. I wasn't being critical, just conversing.

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I'm sure it will be fine. I wasn't being critical, just conversing.

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Me too. I was actually a bit worried about stability mounting it there. I wish the overflow was on the other side. Time will tell I guess.


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Re: “Winter” project done already

Nice looking setup Frank.I'm your neighbor to the North up in West Palmdale. I've been thinking about going to a similar setup as i've been chasing a temp creep on my 67 with a 454.Currently running a 4 core stock(flushed and checked) rad with flex fan and don't have room for a clutch fan setup.How thick is the Spal fan that came with your RD ? Wondering if I can fit one in my setup.
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How thick is the Spal fan that came with your RD ? Wondering if I can fit one in my setup.

The radiator with the big Spal fans is 7.5” thick. I really thought I had everything measured correctly and it would fit with the serpentine setup. I was off by about .5”. When trying to install everything, we figured out that the previous owner had used mounts that actually moved the motor forward from the stock position. The best I can figure is that they did it for header clearance. At that point I had the choice of using slimmer fans or relocating the motor, which would have required at least new headers. I’ll tackle that down the road, If I decide to swap in a Tremec 5 speed.



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Thanks for the info Frank69...
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