‘93 Mustang LX
Noooooo…….. say it isn’t SO! Well maybe I got lucky. Counting my blessings I guess!
I searched a bit for a Fox radiator in Winter, and came up with what Michael said, the Griffin has had QC problems. But several people suggested a Cold Case brand, this one for a Fox, $363;Yea and I did check Griffin. They have one for $1025 ish. A Beauty I am sure! I may get that next but discretionary income at present won’t allow that after the Jasper engine.
The custom Griffin I bought on my Mustang was top end available 22 years ago and it’s held on PERFECTLY of course. The Jeep may get one next go around.
Looks nice Don. Hopefully my Griffin in the stang will continue to behave perfectly for years to come. TBD.I searched a bit for a Fox radiator in Winter, and came up with what Michael said, the Griffin has had QC problems. But several people suggested a Cold Case brand, this one for a Fox, $363;
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I hope so too, most failures should happen early on, or ages later from old age. My home AC system is still down, the installer tech they sent last November "found" the leak, said it was the evaporator. Now two months after they ordered that(I waited until Spring to push it), they should come again, soon, to do the condenser. They installed the evaporator I paid for, finally almost three weeks ago now, and it leaked very loudly immediately. So they "guessed" wrong, don't you just love models and official conclusions we hear all the time? They are going to cover this one, but it's a shame they didn't diagnose it properly the first time.Looks nice Don. Hopefully my Griffin in the stang will continue to behave perfectly for years to come. TBD.
If I remember correctly it had to do with the roads at the time. Most were dirt/gravel.Thanks for the correction Michael, I misread your email.
I also noted the Bugatti seemed to have positive camber on the front wheels. Any idea why they ran it like that versus slight negative camber I am running these days?
I had remembered it being because of the roads. Mainly the fact that there weren't many paved roads and the ruts were huge. HUGE. That positive camber can help you get up out of a rut easier.From someone on Jalopyjournal that seems to know of what they speak....seems there were several reasons for it. With modern roads/race tracks (very little crown, relatively speaking) and modern tires - the set up would be different today.
"There were a few reasons for it. One of the most quoted had to do with the high crown and heavy ruts of the roads back then. With a beam axle there is very little camber change during suspension travel, especially when both wheels bump up (camber change only happens when one wheel travels more than the other). In heavy ruts the positive camber helped keep the car in the ruts, as versus climbing out and getting all sideways on the road. It also helped to counteract bump steer issues (and the dreaded death wobble) as well as creating much lighter steering effort. With the narrow tires and round profile, camber was of little or no benefit to cornering forces.
It has been said that Mercedes, during the early 1900’s would actually measure the crown in a road when doing endurance racing and set the positive camber to match as it made the cars more stable at speed.
One other thing to consider is wheel bearing loads and the technology in the early days. Have you ever noticed how the inner bearing is larger than the outer? Well on these really early cars it is even more so. By putting positive camber in the wheel the load is directed more towards the inner bearing. The vertical load is more direct with the inner bearing and this kept them from snapping off spindles which was a problem early on."
Well, when I got it the 3g upgrade was in its infancy. I didn’t want to cut my oem harness. Also, I wanted a “factory look” alternator with the exposed fan, as opposed to the internal fan of the sn95 style.Richard, what is the interest in a one wire alternator, just curious. I am running an SN95 on mine. If I replace it one day I’ll look for an aftermarket one with even more amps as well to handle fans/ ac etc. even better. In worst summer conditions with ac interior fan on MAX and tranny cooler fan also running the voltage of my system drops a bit lower than I’d like (12.5-12.7ish I think) and my alternator is clearly barely adequate in worst case conditions. Granted it’s a toy and not a DD so it’s not critical at this point. I’ll take another car on the worst days no matter how much I wanna drive it.