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Re: [oletrucks] radiators and cooling

To: "Lonnie L. Dickey" <mdickey@silverback.gorilla.net>
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] radiators and cooling
From: ADvent@thuntek.net
Date: Sat, 01 Apr 2000 16:57:32 -0700
Lonnie, if that $66 is making you walk funny, I can help there, hehe. What do
you think is your capacity of your newly made tank?
new mexico jim
50  ton
51 two ton dump
hopefully 54 two ton cab and chassis

"Lonnie L. Dickey" wrote:

> Ok. Don't laugh. I got this idea from an advertisement in a custom
> rod magazine. They wanted $70 (!!) for theirs. I couldn't warrant
> that kind of money but liked the setup. Read on.
>
>   I used an old piece of exhaust tubing for the main holding tank.
> This does two things. First it is somewhat slender (2 1/4"). I needed
> to get it in between my V8, fan, and radiator. Second it length gives
> it good fluid capacity. It happened to be thick walled stainless which
> is common today and you might get a piece from the waste at a
> muffler shop. I closed one end, which will be the bottom, by welded
> it closed and then drilled two holes in the 'bottom'. I ran some old fuel
> line (3/8") tubing through one hole almost to the other end, which will
> be the top. I left a bit sticking out the 'bottom'. I threaded the other
> hole and put in a hose fitting (again 3/8").
>
>   I use short hose fitting as the receive line from the radiator. The fuel
> tubing acts as an overflow and has a hose routed to dump any
> excess through a hole in the chassis. Look in your porcelain throne.
> In the tank you will see the same overflow idea. When the fluid gets
> deep enough to top the tube it is routed away through pluming.
>
>   Add a couple of well placed bolt tabs to match the bolt holes used
> for the radiator or other mounting location. Top it off with a nice
> paint/chrome job and a spring loaded vent cap from you local FLAPS.
>
> There you have it. An overflow tank which is compact. It looks and
> performs like the $70 unit. My actual outlay was $4 for the nice
> chrome cap, some 'waste' parts, and a bit of sweat. It holds the
> overflow water expelled under positive pressure and returns said
> water when the system is cools and produces negative pressure.
>
> Lonnie
> (Cheap and effective but I still have my $66.)
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <ADvent@thuntek.net>
> To: Hollis Troop12 <hollisbsa@hotmail.com>
> Cc: <dph55@PDQ.net>; <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
> Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2000 9:26 PM
> Subject: Re: [oletrucks] radiators and cooling
>
> > i have used a antifreeze jug tied on with bailing wire and drilled a hole
> in
> > the cap and slip the little hose in. yes, this is okie rigging but it does
> > work.
> > new mexico jim
> >
> > Hollis Troop12 wrote:
> >
> > > Would it be a good investment to get some kind of overflow tank and
> connect
> > > it to the hose that spits on the driveway?  Would this them pull back
> the
> > > fluid it expelled?  Or would I need to hook up something like my van has
> > > with a hose connected under the radiator cap?  Long term what will these
> > > overflows do the hottop?
> > >
> > > Thanks
> > > Jim House
> > > 46 3104 Chevy
> > >
> > > >From: "dph55@pdq.net" <dph55@PDQ.net>
> > > >Reply-To: "dph55@pdq.net" <dph55@PDQ.net>
> > > >To: oletrucks@autox.team.net
> > > >Subject: [oletrucks] radiators and cooling
> > > >Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2000 08:44:26 -0600
> > > >
> > > >One more thing worthy of note is the fact that any radiator in any
> vehicle
> > > >having been driven a while and warmed throughly will when parked and
> shut
> > > >off
> > > >experience a rise in temperature when the flow of coolant is stopped.
> That
> > > >will result in the burping on the driveway in the absence of coolant
> > > >reservoir
> > > >tanks.
> > > >
> > > >Dave Handlely
> > > >51 5 window GMC
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
> > >
> > > oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
> >
> > oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
> >
>
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