1960 FC-170 dually getting a 401 AMC V8/TH400/Dana 20 combo

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Bigger Hammer
Aug 14, 2018
172
Spokane, WA.
First Name
Adam
Willys Model
  1. Pickup
Willys Year:
  1. 1954
Have you decided what to do with your reservoirs? I "t"'d into one and located it just under the upper left corner of the dash. There was already a hole there that allowed access to unscrew the cap. I added a velcroed on cover that can easily be removed to check it.
I thought about running them to the right side of the dash, mounted on the outside of the dash, then some kind of faux cover painted to match the dash- BUT your idea is much better, haha.
I’m glad you spoke up and offered that clever idea; I’m getting ready to fill some needless holes on the dash and the brake fluid filler hole was on my list to axe! Thanks!2A13D2B1-295C-4364-A322-50E984CA27A0.jpegD51B6FF8-E4EF-430C-A3D5-7FD9D482F3A0.jpeg027C86CB-06F0-4D91-920E-2DA97C5498EC.jpeg
Lol, I didn’t get pics of the dash.
 

Seabee

Precision Fit
Dec 23, 2014
817
Mulkeytown, IL
First Name
Joe
Willys Model
  1. Wagon
Willys Year:
  1. 1952
Don't forget to put residual check valves in your M/C outlet ports. Otherwise, you'll keep getting air in your system and have a spongy pedal. I think I used 6 PSI versions. Summit (et al) all sell them.
 

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Bigger Hammer
Aug 14, 2018
172
Spokane, WA.
First Name
Adam
Willys Model
  1. Pickup
Willys Year:
  1. 1954
Don't forget to put residual check valves in your M/C outlet ports. Otherwise, you'll keep getting air in your system and have a spongy pedal. I think I used 6 PSI versions. Summit (et al) all sell them.
I am pretty sure this unit came with them already. The directions say to leave them in for drum brakes, and take them out for disc brakes.

I can post up pics of the one I took out- maybe I’m thinking of something different?

I dropped off measurements for a custom radiator build at the local radiator shop. I’ll let everyone know if it works out price-wise.
 

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Bigger Hammer
Aug 14, 2018
172
Spokane, WA.
First Name
Adam
Willys Model
  1. Pickup
Willys Year:
  1. 1954
So... after this was cleaned up:
BE650D3F-A619-4E55-8BF3-5C0A9D2A9EED.jpegBF0BA691-FC0D-4B93-BD83-24E02F8D82D7.jpegFrom the windstorm yesterday, I got onto the radiator issue.

So here it goes... I went to Northwest Radiator here in Spokane, on Trent Ave.

I gave them a crude drawing, and this is what they came up with: using a “blank radiator” part number 209600b. It is available through any radiator supplier (I checked online).
As a blank, it will need inlet and outlet tubes welded on as per the client’s specs.

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I took their rendering home and made a CAD template (Carboard Aided Design! ). And it fit perfectly AFTER trimming the top 8” of the mounting tabs.
DC8D51F9-4FA1-437B-9096-CD50444F7903.jpegAin’t she purty? Purty flimsy! But it fit.
I wasn’t satisfied, so I made a template out of wood, as there was no flex in 5/8” plywood.

62B78975-287E-4944-B05C-D21FCB3781E1.jpegIt fit, too. Note the bottom of the wooden template has been notched when compared to the cardboard design. I remeasured and noticed the mounting tabs stopped roughly 2.3” from the bottom of the tank and did my best to make sure the wooden version was as close as I could get it.

I call them tomorrow and order it up.
 

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Bigger Hammer
Aug 14, 2018
172
Spokane, WA.
First Name
Adam
Willys Model
  1. Pickup
Willys Year:
  1. 1954
How many rows of tubes? Obviously, get as many as you can!
I dropped off the paperwork and asked them if they could take the top 8.5” off the mounting tabs and they said yes.
This radiator is the equivalent to a 4 core. It “has two 1” tubes” giving it the volume of a 4 core. According to the old timer behind the desk. I will still be running massive electric fans, though.
 

54Stepside

Bigger Hammer
Aug 14, 2018
172
Spokane, WA.
First Name
Adam
Willys Model
  1. Pickup
Willys Year:
  1. 1954
I am getting all the misc. pieces degreased and cleaned. The yard is cleaned up after the storm, too. I had to file a claim for roof damage, though. So that’s now a waiting game, too.

The needed new parts are here, so the line of demarcation for install is near.

I’m pretty sure I want the radiator locked up and maybe even installed in order to get the engine/tranny/t case combo seated at the best possible location.1DC9CFA9-D0B0-4668-83B2-29EB564ABFFA.jpegYou can see the last bit of snow left over in the lower left corner of the pic from the snow we got a month ago.
 
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