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Modified cooling?

Postby Dusty B » Thu Apr 14, 2022 9:47 am

Work of a PO! Has anyone seen a bypass like this? Can anyone Give me the purpose of it? Tapped into the lower casting and into the upper radiator fitting! Wouldn't this cause the loss of cooling effectiveness ? In any event it is coming off and the openings getting plugs !!
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Re: Modified cooling?

Postby Eugene » Thu Apr 14, 2022 10:09 am

Interesting. Would probably cause a slightly lower temperature of the coolant entering the radiator.

Guess. Engine overheating, radiator boiling over. Owner thought this would solve the problem.

Suggest flushing the cooling system.
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Re: Modified cooling?

Postby outdoors4evr » Thu Apr 14, 2022 10:22 am

Probably a good solve for a radiator bypass. Good for winter snow plowing, no longer need any cardboard in front of the radiator!
Perhaps the radiator is plugged up?
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Re: Modified cooling?

Postby 69ranger » Thu Apr 14, 2022 11:58 am

Hard to say what they had in mind. When you see stuff like this it makes you wonder what they were thinking.

I have taken a few weird contraptions off of old cars and trucks though the years, that were unnecessary, or unsafe, at the very least a clever solution to a nonexistent problem.
Cut up wiring, on old cars and trucks seems to be the most common butchery.
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After cutting the crap out of the wires, adding some extras, the car starts in any gear, and the back up lights are on a toggle switch, with a hole drilled in the dash to mount it.
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Re: Modified cooling?

Postby SamsFarm » Thu Apr 14, 2022 1:41 pm

A brilliant idea = (light bulb)

Using some junk lying about your place = free

The thought of some sucker trying to figure it out = priceless
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Re: Modified cooling?

Postby Jim Becker » Thu Apr 14, 2022 1:59 pm

It is probably left over from an electric block heater that has since been removed.

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Re: Modified cooling?

Postby Gary Dotson » Fri Apr 15, 2022 8:23 am

You’re probably right, Jim, the block heater would have had a check valve to prevent coolant from bypassing the radiator.

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Re: Modified cooling?

Postby Mike in Louisiana » Fri Apr 15, 2022 9:11 am

Had one on my truck when I was stationed in Alaska. Had the electric cord sticking through the grill. Went to Florida from Alaska and every one that would see it just had to ask why. The cord.
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