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Werner 12-22-2019 02:13 PM

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Hallo und schoenen guten Abend!

Does anyone know this interesting and beautiful accessory? Possibly also a source of supply?

Chris Haynes 12-22-2019 02:17 PM

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They come from Brassworks. I prefer their overflow tank that fits between the radiator and shell and is hidden.
http://www.thebrassworks.net/shop/Pa...d067d731cc326a

xelhan 12-22-2019 02:31 PM

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Can you pressurize a AA system having a std cooler, or do you need an aftermarket cooler made to be pressurized?

Chris

thom 12-22-2019 03:14 PM

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Someone had rigged up an overflow on our '28 Sport Coupe when I bought it by attaching an anti-freeze jug to the firewall with wire ties and connecting a hose. I removed it on the way home and deposited it in the first recycling bin that I saw.

Synchro909 12-22-2019 04:17 PM

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Originally Posted by thom (Post 1833945)
Someone had rigged up an overflow on our '28 Sport Coupe when I bought it by attaching an anti-freeze jug to the firewall with wire ties and connecting a hose. I removed it on the way home and deposited it in the first recycling bin that I saw.

I installed something similar on my latest car and it works a treat - much better than the nice chromed jobs we see advertised. I can't understand why you got rid of it unless you want everything "original".

Charlie Stephens 12-22-2019 04:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Werner (Post 1833933)
Hallo und schoenen guten Abend!


Does anyone know this interesting and beautiful accessory? Possibly also a source of supply?

"Beautiful", but it looks like it belongs on a street rod.

Charlie Stephens

California Travieso 12-22-2019 04:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Charlie Stephens (Post 1833980)
"Beautiful", but it looks like it belongs on a street rod.

Charlie Stephens

“Not that there anything wrong with that”. Not any more than an alternator, an electronic distributor, a downdraft carb, modern tube shocks, etc.

David Serrano

Werner 12-22-2019 05:46 PM

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Hallo,
thanks for answers.

I don't need the part, because the engine do not lost water. I want it, because it looks very nice and it is a tool at that time.



MAC's sell it, but the shipping costs ar more than 120 $, that's too much.

Brentwood Bob 12-22-2019 07:24 PM

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A schnapps bottle could work.

chap52 12-23-2019 08:09 AM

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Get one of them fancy insulated thermos coffee cups from Starbucks for $100 and just set it on the passenger seat.
Does your car "pass" off that much coolant that you need a recovery tank? Once they find their "happy level" adding more liquid just means it has to pass it off to get back to it's happy level.
Just my experience with these. I had one on a 52 V-8 but never felt the need on the "A". Chap

eagle 12-23-2019 09:55 AM

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Whether you need it or not its kind of a neat accessory and isn't really a modification, more of just an add on. I top off my radiator every spring when I get the car out, it then blows water for a few minutes then I never have to add again for the year but still, if I had a neat little tank like that one I think I'd put it on. Conversation piece. When I go to a car show and look the cars over, there are lots of horrible "fixes" that usually just make you wince , but once in a while you see a really neat and nicely done little add on that makes the car more interesting.

DNLs1930 12-23-2019 02:29 PM

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I need to add this or something similar for a number of reasons but mainly after seeing the effects antifreeze has on a pet (dog) there is no excuse for allowing this stuff to seep all over the ground...


Granted I cleaned up the "spill" but even the diluted antifreeze was enough to almost kill our dog. It took 5 days and a lot of Vodka to save her life. The cost of this overflow tank is a very small fraction of the vet bill and the prevention of poisoning and possible death of you furbuddy makes it worth its weight in gold...

The Master Cylinder 12-23-2019 06:28 PM

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Originally Posted by DNLs1930 (Post 1834264)
I need to add this or something similar for a number of reasons but mainly after seeing the effects antifreeze has on a pet (dog) there is no excuse for allowing this stuff to seep all over the ground...

Sorry about your Doggie, maybe switch to a doggie friendly anti-freeze? https://www.acehardware.com/departme...IOfA&gclsrc=ds

johnbuckley 12-24-2019 11:25 AM

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not so sophisticated on my Tudor!

Brentwood Bob 12-24-2019 04:40 PM

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Wrong topic.
My overflow is vented to the road.

Jim Brierley 12-25-2019 12:56 PM

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They are available at any hot-rod shop or by mail from Speedway Motors in Nebraska, Summit Racing, etc.

Werner 01-03-2020 05:16 PM

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Good evening, is there someone here who maybe has a photo of an engraving o. e. of this part from that time?

Werner 02-21-2020 04:00 PM

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Would someone please show me how to install the cooling water compensating cylinder? I thought it was screwed between the radiator and the mask frame. But that's wrong.

Thanks in advance!

bettlesr 02-21-2020 05:30 PM

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Here is how I mounted mine

Werner 02-22-2020 10:16 AM

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Thanks for the helpful picture!

I see that you also have Jim's front tool box. I also assembled them.


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