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PostPosted: April 9, 2018, 4:51 pm 
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On Pats thing the other day I mentioned my shifter shot craps on me.....so today I drove the one ton thermostat was stuck open......no heat......radiator was leaking like a stuck pig stopped at autozone for some stop leak poured that in,slowed it down a little I had filled it up before leaving home so it wasn't a total melt down just dripping all over when I stopped somewhere....and it's was cold here today.Decided to come home and have a look at the 250.....pulled the steering wheel and blinker thingey to look at the shifter arm,thought maybe it broke inside the colume.....no visible damage......put that back together found out if I pushed the shifter towards the dash enough it would engage.......went in grabbed a beer and the ole thinkin hat....took most of the beer till the answer appeared....loosened the column bolts under the dash and one on the firewall thingey ...was able to move it about 1/4"into the cab........regained full function....problem solved ....except the tow truck cost me $100.........might have a F-600 radiator lined up waiting for a call

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PostPosted: April 9, 2018, 7:42 pm 
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Is your old radiator not worth fixing ?
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That's one thing I never tried to do... radiator soldering
We used to have a really good radiator shop in Salina
2 old guys ran it .. about 3 days a week...
I don't think any equipment in it was less than 40 years old...
They did wonderful work ... if you weren't in a hurry
They closed down .. they were both in their 70s...
a lawnmower shop bought their equipment.. and NAME...
Needless to say... the new place is worthless :cussing:

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PostPosted: April 9, 2018, 8:25 pm 
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Pat,
Last summer I soldered up a bad seam in the top of this radiator now it's leaking out the bottom side of the top right where all the cooling tubes enter....don't know that I could get my copper in that area....won't know until it comes out.....if I can get this other one then I'll have a spare if it's fixable my current spare came loose and went into the fan last summer so it's scrap.....

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PostPosted: April 11, 2018, 9:07 am 
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I have the radiator from the firetruck I disassembled if you can't find one elsewhere. That being said, the one I have was holding antifreeze when I removed it from the truck, but showed some signs of leakage
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PostPosted: April 11, 2018, 4:16 pm 
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We used to tig silica bronze on non ferrous metals to patch things up at work. The stuff seems to “stick” to everything and holds up very well. Not sure if that’d be helpful or easier than soldering, but might be something worth keeping in mind...

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