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Re: 1937 120 Conv. Sedan - Blanche
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My 120 has a similar operating cycle. They do tend to run warm at idle, especially if you've been driving for a while. When you had your water pump off, did you also inspect the water distribution tube>

Posted on: 6/4 11:49
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Re: 1937 120 Conv. Sedan - Blanche
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Thanks. I don't think the water distribution tube was looked at when we had it off. I will add that to the list when I remove the clip, probably fall or next year. Going to enjoy the ride for while!

Posted on: 6/4 12:26
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Re: 1937 120 Conv. Sedan - Blanche
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So the drip has increased, and I can see now that it is indeed coming from the bottom of the water pump. I just put a new pump on last year.

What are the potential issues I should look to correct? Could it just be a bad gasket? I can see that it is not wet in the "cup" of the under packing nut.

Thoughts appreciated
Ben

Posted on: 6/11 9:50
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Re: 1937 120 Conv. Sedan - Blanche
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It's probably best to remove the water pump and inspect it and all the gasket surfaces and look for evidence of leakage at the attaching bolts. The pump body consists of an iron casting and a steel cover plate. Leaks can occur at the attaching bolts, the steel plate and its bolts and gaskets, the seal, and possibly due to a crack or defect in the pump casting. Heater hose fittings and connections at the water pump can also leak, as can the water inlet hose connection.

Posted on: 6/11 12:15
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Re: 1937 120 Conv. Sedan - Blanche
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Did you use any sealants on the gaskets? Do the bolts that need them have their copper washers?

Posted on: 6/11 15:14
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Re: 1937 120 Conv. Sedan - Blanche
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Thanks Tx and BK. I will look to address later this summer. We did use sealant, but not sure on the brass washers. May need to upgrade the gasket.

Thanks again!

Posted on: 6/12 6:27
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Re: 1937 120 Conv. Sedan - Blanche
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Also. Will I need to remove the front clip in order to inspect the Water Distribution tube? I assume yes, as it looked a bit longer than the room between Rad and block.

Posted on: 6/12 6:55
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Re: 1937 120 Conv. Sedan - Blanche
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It’s been a while. Been doing more driving than working in the car. What I was able to do was similar to Don. I added a Ganno filter and flushed the cooling system a couple of times. I used a brand called No Rosion. I have cleaned the Ganno filter 2x. Each time it has had a bit less stuff to remove.

Interesting enough though the small leak I had has also gone away after the flushing? Not the intention of the No Rosion and I did not adjust anything? Not gonna question it as it is nice to not have to top it off any more. I still check daily after a drive. Knock on wood still no drips!

Hope all are having great summers.
Ben

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Posted on: 7/9 6:51
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Re: 1937 120 Conv. Sedan - Blanche
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When I flushed the cooling system, I did not empty the block, as i was not 100% sure how and where.

QUESTION: Is this the bolt to remove to empty the coolant from the block? I want to do another full flush and run with reverse osmosis water and No Rosion for the balance of the summer and then put coolant back in for the winter.


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Posted on: 7/16 10:49
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Re: 1937 120 Conv. Sedan - Blanche
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Yes.

Posted on: 7/16 11:42
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