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Re: '38 1608 V12 Project
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Looking at the corrosion in the aluminum front engine cover reminded me that Jay Leno raves about Evans Coolant. He claims he uses it in his vintage vehicles and has had great experience for decades. It replaces water and is supposed to be non-corrosive and long lasting. Cost is about $40 per gallon, but it never needs to be replaced. Boiling point is about 350F. Do not know about freeze protection. Put it in and forget it. Anyone here have any experience with Evans?

Posted on: 2/10 12:31
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Re: '38 1608 V12 Project
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The Evans website reports freeze protection to -40 F, which is also -40 C.

I've never used the product because my old cars are not completely leak free, but the high boiling point is quite appealing. Perhaps in the future.

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Re: '38 1608 V12 Project
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Evans will not fix a cooling system with problems. It is advertised to prevent corrosion, boil over as well as being a long lasting product. It sounds like a good way to go, once the cooling system is put into good condition.

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I started working on the brake lines and the 2 front lines that connect to the rubber brake hoses have a "braided" covering where it crosses the top of the frame.

Has anyone dealt with this before? What did you do? It is a minor point, but I have the opportunity to do it correctly.

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That looks like standard wire loom braid such as one might buy at Rhode Island wiring or others. Just slip it on before flaring the new tubes.

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Decided to make some stuff Packard Green.

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Ok, I was able to get some 1/4" ID asphalt covered wiring loom and it worked great. Just a little more tweeking of the bends and another fitting and it will be ready to go.

Thanks for the help

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Posted on: 4/12 14:19
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I got my wiring conduits back from powder coating and my new plug wires.

The question I have is are there any grommets in the conduit where the wires exit? I can find no reference in the parts book.

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Posted on: 4/26 12:58
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B40

Here are my dad's. Looks like packard rolled the edge .or pressed a ring in.

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Re: '38 1608 V12 Project
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Thanks RH,

That is what I thought, but I needed some conformation.

The rolled edge is kind of a give away I guess.

My Pierce has just punched holes and has grommets, probably to keep the edge from cutting the wire

Thanks for going to the effort to help.

Bill

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