- May 12, 2003
- Austin, TX
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That should just be a 3/8" NPT (National Pipe Thread). I picked up a tap and die set awhile back which has NPT taps and dies in it, so they're readily available.Fortunately I think the drain plug was barely threaded in there (likely wrong thread size). What appeared to be the rest of the plug disintegrated when I prodded it with a drill bit. Was able to remove most of the debris fairly easily. Will likely clean up the treads with a tap and find a new drain plug. Speaking of, does anyone know where to acquire such a thing or know the thread size?
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Edit: It seems what was in my radiator is WAY off from what’s supposed to be there. Apparently there’s supposed to be some sort of a long threaded pipe with petcock.
I don't know the part # off hand, but I did buy it online. I think it was about $300ish. That was probably 4 to 5 years ago though. There were aftermarket water pumps then as well and it was a direct fit and no problems to date. Granted I don't know if same applies to 66 vs. 74 engines, since we are talking F engine and 1.5F. Like Tucker said, you could get the radiator boiled. I'd imagine that would be more affordable than a new one. That water pump looks pretty bad though. My 40 is fairly neglected at this point, or at least progress is very much stalled. All my free car time is going into the 100 and now I am rebuilding a 8274. Not sure why I decided to start that project. Finally got it torn down and am in the arduous cleaning process before ordering parts.Thanks Pat! Glad to see your input here. My initial research indicated that the early OEM water pumps are NLA. I don’t remember if there are any aftermarket either.
My plan on the radiator as of right now is to run it as is (assuming I can get the petcock threaded back in) and see if it’s still up to the task. Besides the rust on the steel cradle on the bottom it seems to be in good working order. The ones I’ve seen are a bit cost prohibitive for me. If I do need a new one, do you know the part number by any chance?
Hmm, that’s not terrible at all. It says 68 to 74. Not sure what, if any difference there is between an early 66 and a 68.Looks like CC has the aftermarket pump for pretty cheap. Yeah, I looked at radiator prices and they are nuts. Yeah, the 8274 will be on the 40...won't fit on the ARB for the 100.
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Yeah, it says 1F, so not sure either.Hmm, that’s not terrible at all. It says 68 to 74. Not sure what, if any difference there is between an early 66 and a 68.
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