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Radiator Overflow Tanks by Tom Corey
Started on: 08-09-2003 09:41 PM
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Last post by: theogre on 08-10-2003 01:05 PM
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Report this Post08-09-2003 09:41 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Tom CoreyClick Here to Email Tom CoreySend a Private Message to Tom CoreyDirect Link to This Post
I have a custom aluminum radiator installed on my V-8 Archie Fiero. I would also like to go to a billet aluminum overflow tank, too, but all seem to have only a 1 quart capacity. Is that enough for normal driving? Does anyone know of larger volume tanks? I cannot use the stock tank with the aluminum radiator and also use dual gas struts for the hood - not nearly enough room!!

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Report this Post08-09-2003 09:54 PM Click Here to See the Profile for TinaClick Here to Email TinaSend a Private Message to TinaDirect Link to This Post
Jegs has a few listed.
Most of them are simply catch cans though.

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Report this Post08-10-2003 01:31 AM Click Here to See the Profile for ElectrathonClick Here to visit Electrathon's HomePageClick Here to Email ElectrathonSend a Private Message to ElectrathonDirect Link to This Post
If the capacity is not enough how about installing a second tank with a radiator line in the bottom and a tank line in the top, no fill cap? That way you wil have a flow through tank that will increase cacacity. You can even hide this tank someplace so it does not look bad.
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Report this Post08-10-2003 02:56 AM Click Here to See the Profile for SongmanClick Here to visit Songman's HomePageSend a Private Message to SongmanDirect Link to This Post
Talk to Chris West at WCF. He has a nice chromed overflow tank on his car... He can tell you the size but it looks pretty big.

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Report this Post08-10-2003 01:05 PM Click Here to See the Profile for theogreClick Here to visit theogre's HomePageSend a Private Message to theogreDirect Link to This Post
I don't think a quart tank is going to cut it. Even if it might hold the overflow, it won't give you much if any reserve.

The OE tank provides a reserve to make up for any slow leaks. Depending on the leak it can buy you a huge amount of time to detect a problem.

If a metal tank doesn't come with one already, make a dip stick so you can tell how full it is. Many of the aftermarket ones I've seen don't have an easy way to tell otherwise.

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