F-150 4x4 had a "2 row" radiator when I purchased it & "upgraded to a 3 row"
or "3 tube" rad when I moved here in 1990. My waterpump failed when our
"recordbreaking" winter hit us in 2008 & I had the radiator "checked out"
when I had to replace the waterpump as a precaution! (With my hard-luck)
now that has developed a leak & now I have to work on it in subfreezing
temps once again! At least it is "just steaming"...but, (it will only get worse)
in these subfreezing temps! (I will have to "nurse it") but at least the "old
girl still gets me home"!
I might have to spring for a new 3core rad,as no
mechanical part exept for the old 300 ci straight 6 engine seems to last more
than 20 years!!!
(Pop is still driving his 1982 2wd long bed truck
with more miles than mine had). But, mine was the "hunting rig" & the work
truck for my business for nearly 18 yrs towing heavy tool trailers before it
needed a new engine! It's second engine has barely 50k miles on it since it
it has been retired to "as needed use"! (I would have loved to cash it in
for a newer one when the "cash for clunkers" program was in effect)... but
it was 2 years 2 old to qualify! Soo, I will just have to keep my "museum