Coolant recovery bottle removal

Discussion in 'Ranchero Tech Help' started by 66Ranchero, Sep 12, 2018.

  1. 66Ranchero

    66Ranchero In Second Gear

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    hey everyone!
    I just had a quick question, the previous owner put a coolant recovery bottle on my Ranchero how ever long ago and it really was looking bad and cheap. I decided to remove the bottle, and now all I have as a overflow is the hose that runs from the radiator cap down along side of the radiator to the ground. Some coolant leaked out which is expected. I’m expecting some more coolant to drain out of the system the next time I start the car. Im assuming the cooling system will reach its normal capacity without the coolant recovery bottle once it gets to normal operating temp. (I will have a bucket nearby! ) Is there anything else that I need to do cooling system wise to avoid any issues? Or do I just leave it how I’ve set it up?
    Thank you!
     
  2. ribald1

    ribald1 In Maximum Overdrive PLATINUM MEMBER

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    Put a recovery bottle on it. By keeping the air out of the cooling system it significantly reduces rust.
     
  3. 5.0 Chero

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    I agree with John put a new nicer looking recovery tank. If not you will need to replace cap with one that is not designed for a recovery type system. They are hard to find they only vent pressure out and do not let the vacuum pull air back in.

    https://www.summitracing.com/parts/...MIrp2jvL633QIVCb3sCh0GpwGgEAQYCCABEgKp6fD_BwE

    https://www.amazon.com/HotRod99-Alu...coding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=4TDYRQ1BGFKRV1VPC8YH

    https://www.cjponyparts.com/scott-drake-radiator-overflow-tank-aluminum-1965-1968/p/ROFT27/
     
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  5. DJ Clinton

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    Beerbelly-it looks like you have an aluminum radiator-how many rows does it have? I have to replace my radiator and was looking at a 2 row 1" one.
     
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  8. Clark

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    Build your own stainless tank like this:

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  9. ribald1

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    That's some nice welding Clark.
     

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