Radiator overflow system - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Engine
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 05-27-2012, 02:39 PM
Bobs36ford's Avatar
Registered User
 

Last journal entry: Video of new upholstery
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: virginia
Age: 79
Posts: 101
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 57
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Radiator overflow system

Hi... My 36 Ford w/ 5.7 chevy motor has no radiator overflow reservoir system.
Every once in a while I'll notice antifreeze on my garage floor and its coming from my overflow pipe.
My question is do i need a overflow reservoir system or is it something else.
I changed the thermostat (2) times and finally removed it entirely. The engine does not over heat.

Bob.

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 05-27-2012, 03:12 PM
eloc431962's Avatar
Evil Wicked Mean And Nasty
 
Last wiki edit: Pilot bearing and bushings
Last journal entry: roof repair
Last photo:
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: back in the garage.
Posts: 13,761
Wiki Edits: 37

Thanks: 50
Thanked 28 Times in 24 Posts
What i did was got the reservoir and it could be used either way, with or without the vent, i went with the vent in top so it would recirculate works great for me , when it does puke it re-circulate back through the radiator not on the ground.



Cole
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 05-27-2012, 03:16 PM
John long's Avatar
Slow but willing learner
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Chattanooga, Tn
Age: 69
Posts: 2,314
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 1,135
Thanked 1,529 Times in 1,207 Posts
In the old days Bob, all radiators had a fairly large top tank. My 36 Ford radiator has about a gallon or so tank on top. The reason for the large upper tank is the antifreeze/water will expand a significant amount when the engine gets warm. That is why new cars have a cold and hot line on the overflow tanks. If your engine does not overheat leave the coolant about one to one and a half inches down so it has room to expand and it will quit dripping. if it doesn't have room to expand though it will puke....... guaranteed.

John L
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 05-27-2012, 10:24 PM
Bobs36ford's Avatar
Registered User
 

Last journal entry: Video of new upholstery
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: virginia
Age: 79
Posts: 101
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 57
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Radiator overflow

Thanks for the info.

Bob
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Engine posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Radiator puking out the overflow bottle Kilrcady Engine 8 05-28-2010 03:13 PM
Radiator Overflow Tank S10 Racer General Rodding Tech 2 04-08-2009 08:36 PM
radiator overflow tank yragat Engine 5 05-24-2007 06:55 PM
radiator overflow tsw5013 Engine 12 07-27-2005 01:41 PM
Radiator overflow tank?? wougelafive0 Engine 7 12-03-2003 12:04 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:52 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.