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Aaron    Posted 02-14-2018 at 18:52:20 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Radiator overflow
  • The little overflow tube that comes out of the radiator neck on my 8n seems to have sprung a leak. How critical is it that I fix it? Can it be fixed with JB weld or some other product. I'm no good at brazing.

    36 coupe    Posted 02-21-2018 at 08:38:21 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Its time you learned to solder.The leak will spray hot water at you while driving the tractor.JB Weld will work,

    Dollar Bill    Posted 02-15-2018 at 08:22:41 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Radiator overflow
  • I think Bruce was implying the front mount distributor is more prone to water leaks.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 02-15-2018 at 05:13:43 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Radiator overflow
  • If'N it is a constant leak, and you are that worried about it, any reliable radiator shop can solder it. If it is the original radiator and you want to preserve it (I would)and it hasn't been cleaned in a long, longtime, it might be worth it to have them boil and clean it, solder any pin prix, straighten the fins, and recore if needed. Be sure you are not overfilling it too.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Bruce    Posted 02-14-2018 at 20:44:46 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Radiator overflow
  • If it's a frontmount, fix it with JB weld. If it's a sidemount, don't worry about it.

    Aaron    Posted 02-15-2018 at 08:18:03 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • It's a side mount- curious as to why the front mount would be different?

    Bruce (VA)    Posted 02-15-2018 at 11:52:08 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Radiator overflow
  • You don't want coolant puking on your distributor.

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