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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 17th, 01, 08:27 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hey boys and girls
I am new to this amazingly helpful board, having recently purchased a '68 coupe.

I have what is clearly not a proper coolant resevoir (mounted at 45 degree angle and doesnt hold coolant very well) and have not been able to find any info to help get it set up right. Any body know where I can find some info and possibly a new resevoir?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 17th, 01, 10:16 AM
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Welcome to the board!

In response to your question.. my '68 didn't come with one. Just an overflow tube pointing towards the ground.

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Hmm. I take this to mean that there probably wasn't meant to be a resevoir.
I may be off track about this whole thing. Do I just not need one or should I be concerned about spewing coolant all over the highway?
Maybe I could use a Washer Fluid bottle in its place?
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 17th, 01, 01:20 PM
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May indicate previous strip history - NHRA requires a container to hold coolant overflow to keep it off the strip

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 17th, 01, 02:00 PM
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The radiator overflow valve right by the cap has a long rubber tube attached to it with a simple hose clamp. The tube then hangs down next to the battery and is just long enough to end right below the lower front body panel.
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Not one on my 69 either. Didn't see one listed in Rick's. I'd say JohnZ is correct.

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 17th, 01, 05:54 PM
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Welcome to the board Dan!

First Gen cars did not come with a coolant recovery tank, only a hose routed down the passenger side tank.

If you want to add one (an NHRA requirement for any race class) several aftermarket ones are available.

I converted the winshield washer bottle on my '69 RS into a recovery tank. Take a look at any stock '69 RS engine compartment, and you'll see the location is perfect. I think the bracket would also bolt up to a '67 or '68 fender, too.

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 18th, 01, 08:41 AM
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Welcome. I added one because I prefer to keep the radiator full and not have antifreeze dump on the ground. Mine is an RS but I didn't think about using the windshield washer container. I like that.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 18th, 01, 09:06 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks everybody. I already have the mount for the washer fluid bottle so I think I'll converting that into a resevoir.
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