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Old 04-12-2008, 11:34 AM
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Anybody use a whiskey bottle for radiator overflow? (Not a billet whiskey bottle, a real whiskey bottle.) ;-)

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Use it.. drill a hole it the top, and stick the tube thru the hole until it almost hits the bottom. the assessory overflow bottles Chevy put out in the '50's were glass
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Anybody use a whiskey bottle for radiator overflow? (Not a billet whiskey bottle, a real whiskey bottle.) ;-)

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I like the idea, bet it could look cool
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I'm sure it would look very cool, Jack Daniels or Jim Beam? If you race the tech inspector at the local track may not like it.
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Matt167, just curious, what Chevy's in the 50"s had glass radiator overflow bottles?
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I think that perhaps the glass bottle was the windshield washer fluid. On my 57 Chev the radiator hadn't any overflow just puked on ground. The first recovery tanks that I emember seeing were on the 60 high performance Corvettes.
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Anybody use a whiskey bottle for radiator overflow? (Not a billet whiskey bottle, a real whiskey bottle.) ;-)

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I've seen glass windshield washer bottles and I've also seen a glass bottle mounted on the inner fender that held windshield washer concentrate. Back then I guess you couldn't buy "windshield washer fluid" so you mixed water with this concentrate?!?!?!?! Saw this on a friends '65 Le Mans. Good Idea though.
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LOL I put a Cap Morgans bottle for my WW fluid....Looks really cool.


The only problem I can see you having is volume, most overflow jugs are about a gallon.

You might have to drink alot
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LOL I put a Cap Morgans bottle for my WW fluid....Looks really cool.


The only problem I can see you having is volume, most overflow jugs are about a gallon.

You might have to drink alot
I had a gallon bottle of Old Crow Bourbon once, but I don't drink any more...wish I had saved the bottle. All I have now is a full one and Jack, would have to empty into the sink...and I just CAN'T do that! Some things are sacred!

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Matt167, just curious, what Chevy's in the 50"s had glass radiator overflow bottles?
they were assessorys that you could buy extra and the dealer put them on.. I'v seen them on ebay from time to time, and there also listed in the assessory manuals.. Chevsofthe40s might still have a couple NOS 1's in stock, not sure tho

in the early 50's just after the war, people were still cautious about money so just like fuel filters being optional assessorys back then, so were these and because you don't need them.. not many cars got them.
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I had a gallon bottle of Old Crow Bourbon once, but I don't drink any more...wish I had saved the bottle. All I have now is a full one and Jack, would have to empty into the sink...and I just CAN'T do that! Some things are sacred!

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DONT empty it in the sink!!!

Sell it....I'm sure you know someone who drinks. Pour it into another container and sell that stuff.

*mumbles* pour it out......crazy..........pure crazy
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A liter should be plenty, at least that's what size Mountain Dew bottle I used on my Buick.
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