Pulled out the old radiator. It was kind of a mess but I guess that’s to be expected.
While I was in there, I decided to replace the belt and water pump too. The old belt was looking kinda worn. I'm keeping the old belt as a spare. It’s amazing how much more room there is to work that way. The only hard part was that I had to loosen the power steering pump, almost all the way, to get the water pump out.
I put Skeeter to work scraping off the old W/P gasket while I swapped the W/P bolts.
The old water pump was really pitted. Does anyone know why? Is that common?
Gooped up the new gasket and put the new water pump in, then the new belt.
Then came the new radiator, all boxed up, nice and neat.
Putting it in.
Installed new hoses, replaced fan and fan shroud, reinstalled the overflow bucket, tightened the belt and filled up the radiator with coolant.
Wooohooo, nothing leaked!
Here it is all done.
All in all, not bad for about 3 1/2 hours work.