1989 Mustang GT 5.0 Convertible | Currently Restoring
Yeah Im almost 100% gonna swap the fan and clutch for a newer one that is in better condition. Also sorry I dont know what was going through my head but I thought that you had to unbolt the heads to take off the intake but its the other way around. I was also thinking of getting it welded but I asked a few people over the phone and they said that cast-iron intakes cant be welded. If it can be welded though then I would absolutely do that instead of spending $400 on a original 5.0 intake for a foxbody.Why do you need to take the heads off? That intake could probably be welded if you have a good machinist closeby. Fans are available and so are clutches so you might as well swap them out.
As far as temp goes, don’t assume how hot it’s running. Verify temps with a laser thermometer.
Also probably a stupid question but I havent looked into laser thermometers before. Are there laser thermometers that are able to read the temp of the engine and have it read on the gauge? I know what kind of laser therm. you are talking about but I am wondering if there is some sort of product that basically replaces the normal temp sensor with a laser one