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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 06-18-2017, 05:31 PM Thread Starter
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Lets see those radiator overflow tanks! (Looking for cool ideas)

Obviously the standard one and mounting point is not what i am looking for. I am looking for cool ideas, and mounting spots for those that have them. Being I upgraded to a 24" Radiator in my 65, I cant mount it on the radiator like I had before.

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post #2 of 42 (permalink) Old 06-18-2017, 05:45 PM
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Here's mine - not particularly imaginative, but it works and looks better than the generic plastic one that was there previously.



It was formerly a disposable gas bottle, used for calibrating gas monitors offshore.

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Here's mine - not particularly imaginative, but it works and looks better than the generic plastic one that was there previously.



It was formerly a disposable gas bottle, used for calibrating gas monitors offshore.
I like it, thats what I am taking about. What did you use for the clamp? I was looking into a few things i have around the house and wonder what i would use to hold it
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The clamp is a 3" exhaust clamp - low buck and effective!
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post #5 of 42 (permalink) Old 06-18-2017, 06:22 PM
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Mine is pretty simple and mounts to the radiator flange.
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I have one of these on the drivers/left inner fender
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/j...5-01/overview/

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If memory serves buckeyedemon had one of the best looking ones I have ever seen and it mounted under the battery tray. Maybe he will chime in. Its been a couple years since I saw the post don't remember the thread.
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I think a coolant recovery tank is the best. It may look similar to an over flow tank but they don't work the same way and in my opinion, a coolant recovery system is far superior to just a dump tank. They are especially helpful with these small, vertical tank radiators.

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I think a coolant recovery tank is the best. It may look similar to an over flow tank but they don't work the same way and in my opinion, a coolant recovery system is far superior to just a dump tank. They are especially helpful with these small, vertical tank radiators.
I believe the OP was referring to a coolant recovery tank. The replies (including mine) all appear to fill from the bottom with the vent tube at the top.


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I think a coolant recovery tank is the best. It may look similar to an over flow tank but they don't work the same way and in my opinion, a coolant recovery system is far superior to just a dump tank. They are especially helpful with these small, vertical tank radiators.
I believe the OP was referring to a coolant recovery tank. The replies (including mine) all appear to fill from the bottom with the vent tube at the top.
Honestly I was just looking for cool ideas. Flirting with doing something different
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Older version of the Perrin overflow tanks(no badges/labesl or anything).
Made a L bracket out of aluminum that bolts to the top radiator mounting hole.
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post #14 of 42 (permalink) Old 06-19-2017, 12:14 AM
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I haven't updated my thread yet, but I decided instead of guessing at the correct combination of clutch fan and shroud (and I watched the video floating around on how much HP clutch fans rob), I went with the contour fans.

I made a funky bent up bracket, but it fits. Tricky to install.
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Wow, that's a clean looking setup. Looking forward to the full details.
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