Welcome! Here are the website rules, as well as some tips for using this forum.
Need to contact us? Visit https://heatinghelp.com/contact-us/.
Click here to Find a Contractor in your area.

My most important Hydronic project ever...

ScottMP Member Posts: 5,884
Great job at teaching him the value of money. Nothing like spending your own hard earned cash to understand what it means.

Now Please, teach him the value of his life and not to be too quick with the accelarator. Make sure he drives safe.

Great Looking car, show us when he's done.


<A HREF="http://www.heatinghelp.com/getListed.cfm?id=237&Step=30">To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"</A>


  • Paul Rohrs_7
    Paul Rohrs_7 Member Posts: 173
    Very important project

    This is by far the most important hydronic’s project I’ve undertaken. It has taught me a great deal.

    This mobile hydronic system has ALL the makings of a system we are all accustomed to on a more daily basis.

    It features a 289 cu.in heat plant that is de-superheated with a fancoil (heat-emittter/radiator) which can also feed a hot water coil (heater-core). Of course this system is protected with an antifreeze system.

    This project has a redundant variable-speed injection mixing system,

    Variable-speed via the accelerator, which controls the injection mixing into the carburetor, as well as the speed of the water pump via pulleys.

    A very special feature this car has is outdoor-reset. He can roll down the windows to cool off, if but ever so slightly in the hot Nebraska summers. He can also roll the windows up if to cold in the harsh winters of the Midwest.

    This was a control wiring juggernaut in that there was a bunch of low-voltage wiring that might have made Carol Fey see HUSKER Red. The previous owner cut a bunch of the wiring harness so that required everything to be traced down.

    We still have some venting to do with the exhaust, re-work the headliner, put the gauge-clusters back in the dash, route a few transmission lines, and put on new engine mounts. That is the short list anyway.

    More than the logistics of the parts and pieces, it was time with my oldest child. He is 15. Mitch has taught me a ton of patience on this project. I have watched him make the mistakes he needed to make so that he could learn to do it right the next time. He also showed a remarkable amount of maturity by letting me also make the mistakes I needed to make so that I could learn from them.

    Early on, my wife and I wanted him to learn the value of a dollar as well as how to save. Whatever money he earned and wanted to save, we matched it. From age 7 on, he has been saving for a car. This 67 mustang was the result.

    We have a little more work to do, but the thread about “What’s in your Driveway” inspired me a little bit. So what’s in my driveway? Several stains from transmission fluid, oil, and other liquid that never made it to the cardboard covering the concrete. I’ll “wear” them as a badge of honor for a while.

    Thanks for listening.

  • Plumdog_2
    Plumdog_2 Member Posts: 873
    Nice Work!

    Good to see a young fellow interested in American Classic Cars. Most guys his age are into front-drive imports (not that anything is wrong with that).
  • Unknown
    I guess,,,

    I shouldn't tell you about the near mint '68 I just saw the other day. All original, used to belong to a little old lady and now the new owner is her neice who is well on the way to little old lady-dom herself. It's a six banger but still, it was so clean it nearly brought a tear to my eye. Tears of sadness that it will never be mine. :(
  • Wayco Wayne_2
    Wayco Wayne_2 Member Posts: 2,479
    Be still my heart

    My second car was a 66 Mustang Fastback. Wimbldon White. She was my first true love. I sold her when my wife was pregnant because it was a money pit and I couldnt afford to keep both it and the kids. Wish I had her now that the kids are grown. :( Very cool project. WW

    To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"
  • Paul Rohrs_4
    Paul Rohrs_4 Member Posts: 466

    To go back in time a bit. A 66' fastback would top my list
    because that was the year I was born. Mitch has always been a bit old school and a muscle car enthusiast.

    Wayne, my sister-in-law lives in N.Potomoc, MD and this car came from Maryland's East shore. She drove out and took some additional pictures for us and my son Mitch bought this on EBAY. Go figure. The kid he bought it from was a fisherman and needed to pay for his boat.


  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 22,144
    plenty of carb

    on that baby! One of my favorite Mustang years. What a fun project.

    hot rod
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
  • Larry (from OSHA)
    Larry (from OSHA) Member Posts: 717
    back in the day...

    about 35 years ago, we used to cruise the downtown St.Paul loop in my '67 blue mustang. I remember buying a 4 barrel carb with manifold from some dude cruising around like us. (for about $35.00) Man, those were the days.

    Thanks, Paul for the trip down nostalgia lane and what a great project for you and your son.

This discussion has been closed.