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Old 12-16-2002, 05:58 PM
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My '78 vette is experiencing many changes. It has gone from everyday to show only. The engine is loaded with chrome, except for the "milk jug" I have for a overflow. It is the old stock item. I would like to put a cool flex overflow system to match the hoses only I do not understand how they work. Why do they have two outlets. In my system, gravity works and simply spills into the top of the jug---simply put. Can anyone explain how these systems work and would they work on my vette?

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Old 12-16-2002, 06:26 PM
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When the coolant gets warm and begins to expand, the radiater will "spit up" some amounts of coolant. When the fluids begin to cool, the radiater will pull the coolant back into the radiater. One hose will attach to a nipple just under the cap to the bottom of the tank(Or to the top with a hose that will sit in the coolant near the bottom of the tank). There may be a vent tube that comes out the top of the tank for a vent only, or in case the tank becomes too full. It's called an "open system". Get a open system cap also.
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