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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-04-2021, 05:49 PM
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Posted By JayChicago
Re: Adding a Coolant Overflow Tank

Bill, now I can agree with that.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-04-2021, 11:54 AM
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Posted By JayChicago
Re: Adding a Coolant Overflow Tank

Yeah, you can fill to the top of the filler and put an extra quart in the system. But when up to temp that extra quart is just riding along in the recovery tank. The capacity added is the tank...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-04-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 22
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Posted By JayChicago
Re: Adding a Coolant Overflow Tank

Ok, that makes sense. But with the corrosion inhibiters in modern antifreeze, I wonder how much difference it would make.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-03-2021, 07:58 PM
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Posted By JayChicago
Re: Adding a Coolant Overflow Tank

I check and add at the beginning of the year. Full point is above the tubes, but at least an inch below the filler opening to leave room for expansion. Then when hot will spit out some to get rid of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-03-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By JayChicago
Re: Adding a Coolant Overflow Tank

Recovery tanks became standard in the fifties when they filled the space available with the finned heat exchanger. Then a remote expansion tank is necessary. Our tall radiators have a built-in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-03-2021, 02:42 PM
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Posted By JayChicago
Re: Adding a Coolant Overflow Tank

But that extra water above the heat exchanger isn’t doing anything to help the cooling system. And when up to temp that extra water is riding in the recovery tank where it isn’t doing anything. I...
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