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Re: Ken
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Working through the flushing. It’s getting slowly better, but still running warm. Seems related to speed and load, so either I’m still fighting a tight engine, or it is a radiator capacity issue. The new rings have about 550 miles on them, so they should be pretty close to seated, I would think.

The radiator is dropping heat evenly across it, so I I don’t think anything is clogged up. It is a newer core - I’m starting to wonder if the core doesn’t have the right capacity? Has anyone done a flow check with the radiator in the car? I’m thinking I could dump 5 gallons in the top of the radiator and time how long it takes to come out the bottom, starting the stopwatch when water first came out? Would that work?

Unfortunately, where I live right now, I with have miles of stoplights or I have to get on the freeway, so I need to be able to run 50-60 mph without getting warm.

I drove about 40 miles round trip this weekend to go for a bike ride. Good times!

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Posted on: 5/16 20:08
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Re: Ken
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JW, thanks - that’s a great tip.

Pat - that’s a comparison I’d much rather make! Next time we’re in the same area code, first round is on me!

Posted on: 5/12 14:42
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Re: KPack's 1954 Panama
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You can get by with just one. I have blasted the crap out of my cooling system, to include pulling one freeze plug.

When you get deeper in (if you pull the radiator for inspection/overhaul) be sure to check your water distribution tube.

Posted on: 5/12 14:39
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Re: Ken's 1937 120 Touring Sedan
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Quote:

JWL wrote:
Ken, there is a product called Evans Coolant. It is water free. Boiling point is something very high, like 340F and freeze protection down to -40F. It is intended to be a permanent coolant and never needs changing. Since it contains no water, better for the cooling system as it will not cause rust. Jay Leno uses it in many of his vintage vehicles and is very happy with it. It costs about $40 per gallon. The system must be purged of all water before installing the Evans. Thought you might be interested.


JW - I've heard of it, and thought about it. I think I'm cleaning up 83 years of neglect. Once I have it all dialed in, I'll probably run 70/30 distilled water/anti-freeze. If I see the rust returning, I'll jump to the Evans. I want to get the cooling system 100% dialed in before I switch to something like Evans.

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kevinpackard wrote:

Wow, that's a good amount of junk the filter picked up. You have me wanting to run some Evaporust in the future.



Kevin - I got the idea from the AACA forum, and this is the 3rd or 4th time I've cleaned it out. I'm collecting quite a bit of crud out of the block! I also flushed the block with Evaporust using a pump and a bucket heater before I started this process!

Posted on: 5/12 8:13
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Re: KPack's 1954 Panama
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On the smoking - if you're not using any oil, and the engine is running smooth, pulling strong, and not overheating, I would just run it!

If it is carbon, running a qt of diesel in the fuel can help clean it out, or you can pour a dribble of sea foam or a little water down the throat of the carb with the engine warm and idling. If the valve train and head gasket are good, it should clean out with regular driving and getting the vehicle up to temp.

I don't know if you remember the pictures of my car - I had overly high compression, pinging under load when hot, and some running warm issues - the root cause of my excessive carbon buildup was incorrect exhaust valves. If your carbon isn't as bad, you shouldn't have to pull the head.

Congrats on getting it running! I think the traffic light problem is a common one. I have to do the same thing in my '37 (I'm 6'4"), and they used to sell an accessory that clipped to your sun visor to make it easier to see traffic lights without bending over.

Posted on: 5/12 7:55
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Re: Headers
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I've seen a few on various internet sites.

I'm mostly a purist, but I occasionally think about hopping up an old straight 6 or 8. I've seen a few straight 8s with headers.

If you decided to build one, Hells gate
hot rods (https://www.hellsgatehotrods.com/) should be able to get you a flange to start the build with.

Posted on: 5/11 9:59
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Re: Ken
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Excellent! That makes sense. Thanks for the info!

Also, pictures of the latest round of crud. First pic is what the gano filter caught, 2nd is clean evaporust vs. used. The black color means it’s fully used up.

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Posted on: 5/10 19:43
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Re: Ken
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Another few weeks, another handful of crud...

Filled the car with evaporust, and in 82 miles, the block turned the evaporust black, and plugged the gano filter! All good, except I boiled over about 3 miles from home, which makes a mess! More evaporust is coming, and I'll try again.

One question. The book calls for a 147 degree thermostat, if you aren't using the heater (i.e. not winter time). I don't have the heater hooked up right now. I'm running a 160 degree thermostat.

Should I be looking for a slightly cooler thermostat?

Posted on: 5/10 9:50
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Re: KPack's 1954 Panama
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Congrats on the first run! Happy you got it out. Ice cream runs are in your near future!

Posted on: 5/10 9:46
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Re: KPack
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Looks great!

For the heater, I would shut it off, especially if you're planning on running it for some amount of time. Can you pull the connections and just insert pipe plugs for now until you get the heating system components restored?

Posted on: 5/7 12:18
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