I have a 7 lb. cap.
Mike MacLean Supercharged 60 Sprite
Larry Miller wrote:
> > your system should not be boiling over at 212 degrees. With a 50/50 mix >
> and a 15# pressure cap you should not have boiling until way past 250
> > degrees
> A Bugeye downflow radiator tank (at least one of them) will not handle 15#'s
> of pressure. Don't ask how I know :-)
> Larry Miller
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "David N Waldmann" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: "Spridgets-Autox.team" <email@example.com>
> Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2001 6:02 AM
> Subject: Re: "overheating" problem
> > Pardon me if I'm wrong, but this doesn't seem like what I have
> > seen/heard of as an "overheating" problem. Yes, you are running hot, but
> > your system should not be boiling over at 212 degrees. With a 50/50 mix
> > a 15# pressure cap you should not have boiling until way past 250 degrees
> > (268 if memory serves correct).
> > It seems to me that you have two problems.
> > 1. Your engine is running hotter than it should (BTW, 212 doesn't seem all
> > that hot to me - enough to be concerned about but not debilitating). All
> > posts about the extra ring, solid skirt, lean fuel mixture (possibly
> > by assorted other opinions), insufficient air flow, etc etc may well be
> > causing that.
> > 2. Your cooling system is not working properly. I know you said your cap
> > seem to be working fine, but if it's releasing at 212 degrees
> > not right beyond the temperature. Don't miss the forest because of the
> > trees.
> > <dnw>
> > 1972 Midget
> > 1998 Safari
> > 1999 9-3
> > 1964 (Me)