Cooling System Success Story

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Re: Cooling System Success Story

Postby ajhbike » Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:55 am

use cork or the oil resistant material? I probably have the oil resistant material left from a carb/manifold gasket...I had forgotten about that.

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Re: Cooling System Success Story

Postby ajhbike » Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:55 am

and apologies for hijacking the thread.

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Re: Cooling System Success Story

Postby indy61 » Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:06 am

I wonder if an adapter to fit the radiator drain and hook up a garden hose would work well? It would save the hassle of removing the inlet elbow.
Something like this.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Interstate-P ... /737054787

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Re: Cooling System Success Story

Postby ajhbike » Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:55 am

I just bought one on line so I can put a tube on the end of it...but I have my inlet elbow off right now.

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Re: Cooling System Success Story

Postby Dale Finch » Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:12 am

I with Stanton agree about gasket making. I usually only buy pre-made gaskets if I already need other parts... I hate paying $8 shipping for a $3 gasket! I have an assortment of gasket material, and have even made templates for most gaskets. Made those templates from cheap, flexible, plastic cutting boards. Plus I have the two common hole-sized punches, and have found that scrap pieces of the cutting boards are the best to use when punching the holes...better than wood!

About the only one I never make is the oil pump gasket, since the thickness is critical for pump function.

Note: Try to keep the little lables that come with the various rolls of gasket material, so you know if it's good for various uses, e.g. oil, fuel, water, high heat, etc. Otherwise, with my lack of expertise, it's just a guess!!
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Re: Cooling System Success Story

Postby dad250 » Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:35 am

When it comes to making gaskets - rather than buying punch set- grab a couple straight wall spent pistol rounds of various calibers. They make perfect holes in gasket materials and don't cost a cent. 22, 9 mm, 45 are a good assortment to have on hand.

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Re: Cooling System Success Story

Postby Barebones » Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:49 pm

I make my own gaskets, too. Spent cartridge cases make good punches, too. I keep a variety in stock specifically for that purpose.

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Re: Cooling System Success Story

Postby Dale Finch » Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:10 pm

I like the cartridge idea...time to contact my retired cop sister!! Are the shells long enough so I don't hit my fingers holding them?!
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Re: Cooling System Success Story

Postby Clemsonfor » Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:52 pm

Dale Finch wrote:I like the cartridge idea...time to contact my retired cop sister!! Are the shells long enough so I don't hit my fingers holding them?!

Unless your fingers are really fat they all should be. .380 maybe not but 9mm and .38 are basically the same size so not sure why one would use a .380.

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Re: Cooling System Success Story

Postby Clemsonfor » Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:53 pm

dad250 wrote:When it comes to making gaskets - rather than buying punch set- grab a couple straight wall spent pistol rounds of various calibers. They make perfect holes in gasket materials and don't cost a cent. 22, 9 mm, 45 are a good assortment to have on hand.

I wish I had though of this or asked or this thread was around two weeks ago before I bought a $13 set of punches. But oh well. I have them now. I also have drawer fulls of cases!! :roll:

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Re: Cooling System Success Story

Postby bob in CT » Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:32 pm

I keep rolls of gasket material in the shop of different thicknesses to make one in a pinch. Anaerobic sealer is great stuff to have on hand too, but it is not cheap- but it does not take much to seal up a gasket you are reusing. A small ball peen hammer works great to "cut" the gasket to size and the ball end is great for the bolt holes.

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Re: Cooling System Success Story

Postby brichter » Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:26 pm

I order Lestoil from Amazon.
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Re: Cooling System Success Story

Postby bob in CT » Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:44 pm

indy61 wrote:I wonder if an adapter to fit the radiator drain and hook up a garden hose would work well? It would save the hassle of removing the inlet elbow.
Something like this.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Interstate-P ... /737054787


No. The top of cylinders 3&4 need some serious turbulence to dislodge the deposits that cause the hot spots. The service manuals have detailed the procedure and the cutaway diagram shows where the problem areas are.


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