Soldering the overflow tube

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Soldering the overflow tube

Postby ShawnAgne » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:06 pm

Ok I resoldered the overflow tube and needed a 3rd arm. Just wondering how you guys do it so that way in the future I know, plus I need to resolder the one on the 300 here too.
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Re: Soldering the overflow tube

Postby tst » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:22 pm

make sure the tube is clear, I found many are plugged up and nothing will flow through them

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Re: Soldering the overflow tube

Postby ShawnAgne » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:29 pm

Oh its clear..........
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Re: Soldering the overflow tube

Postby Stanton » Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:38 am

I know what you mean about a third hand.

Just thinking out loud: could you use a wood dowell thru the filler neck into the tube opening to hold it in place while soldering? Then remove the dowell when done.
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Re: Soldering the overflow tube

Postby inairam » Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:48 am

I have used a tapered drill bit and flaired the tip of the piece on the radiator. If you are careful you can get tip so the tube slips inside enough.

I then use a two-part epoxy instead of solder mostly because of my several failed attempts to solder it correctly.
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Re: Soldering the overflow tube

Postby ShawnAgne » Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:27 pm

Epoxy is a good idea, be easier to use and be stronger. That is what I'll use on the 300, thanks.
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Re: Soldering the overflow tube

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Re: Soldering the overflow tube

Postby halftonstude » Sat Oct 23, 2021 7:45 am

i layed my radiator flat, put the overflow tube bracket down below, and used various flat washers and masking tape to hold the pipe away from where i was soldering. acetylene torch with a flame so weak that it curls up at the end, i've watched a few old timers repair radiator tanks and it looks like they solder with a candle flame - enough heat really close for solder to melt, but not so much that it travels far to melt solder further away. very clean, good flux, and it sucks right in.

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Re: Soldering the overflow tube

Postby Mike in Louisiana » Sat Oct 23, 2021 9:34 am

In the how to section someone posted a how to without soldering, all I remember is a screw with hole drilled through it.
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