If you can look, or feel, there are 3
soft plugs on the bottom side of your
intake manifold. Leaks here can be very
hard to detect because the water hits
the exhaust system and evaporated
immediately. You may have to remove the
carbs and replace those soft plugs.
69 2000 "Mr. Hyde"
m.net]On Behalf Of Tom Duffy
Sent: Wednesday, September 24, 2003 8:50
Subject: Under carb coolant pipe: Repair
Having finally replaced the starter
motor on my
1600 '68 by dismantling it in place and
parts through the gap between frame and
(Mike Young's idea), the roadster
started up great.
The next day I drove it to get the oil
drove to and from work. My wife was
going to use
it the next day, so early that morning I
the fluids and started her up to warm
Soon I had liquid pouring on the garage
It seemed to be coming from the hose
the under carb pipe to the heater core.
because it got manhandled while working
to remove the starter. That hose is NLA,
next weekend I got some generic 1/2" and
5/8" heater hose and a 1/2" inline
The local Kragen didn't have a reducing
I got the 1/2" inline from Orchard
Having replaced the hose, I flushed the
started her up again, but still it was
leaking. I tried
putting an extra hose clip on, but that
I tried to inspect the underside of the
pipe where the
leak was with a mirror, but I couldn't
get enough light
I started removing the connections for
the under carb
pipe, got totally exhausted, and finally
finished that today.
As expected, the pipe had developed a
wasn't inside the hose.
I can't find this part on Rallye's site,
is it available,
or should I have this one welded? (or
weld the hole?)
The heat shield that attaches to this
rather spotty with rust, does it get so
a high temp paint is required, or will
paint do the trick to clean it up?
This makes two problems in a row, I
think I'd better
change the tires to make sure the
one isn't dangerous...
Regards to all,