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77thor

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What do you use for a Coolant Recovery Tank?
« on: August 12, 2008, 11:19:05 AM »
Just curious...
I would like to add a Coolant Recovery Tank to my 69 Camaro and since these cars did not come with them,
I'm trying to figure out what will fit.

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Re: What do you use for a Coolant Recovery Tank?
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2008, 12:51:09 PM »
If you must have one... use an extra wiper washer bottle mounted in the position a RS would have it... Passenger side inner fender...

See it on the left of the engine compartment?


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Re: What do you use for a Coolant Recovery Tank?
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2008, 04:22:54 PM »
That's not a bad idea.... it has the OEM look to it.
Thanks.

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Re: What do you use for a Coolant Recovery Tank?
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2008, 08:02:25 PM »
That's what I had in my car - before I start tearing it apart for the resto.  Looked like it belonged there and work like it too.
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Re: What do you use for a Coolant Recovery Tank?
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2008, 12:42:31 AM »
i use a plastic pop bottle, run the overflow hose into it.  easy removal for shows plus id meets nhra rules!

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Re: What do you use for a Coolant Recovery Tank?
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2008, 01:06:38 AM »
Got pics of that pop bottle installed? Where is it mounted?
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Re: What do you use for a Coolant Recovery Tank?
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2008, 03:55:38 AM »
My buddy made a bracket to utilize a Heineken can.
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Re: What do you use for a Coolant Recovery Tank?
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2008, 03:57:33 AM »
I did like 1stgen--but I attached mine next to the radiator on the radiator support with an OEM bracket. Works like a charm.
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Re: What do you use for a Coolant Recovery Tank?
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2008, 12:40:38 PM »
The battery is next to the radiator... the car in the photo is a RS so that is not the overflow that is the washer bottle...

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Re: What do you use for a Coolant Recovery Tank?
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2008, 04:42:38 PM »
My buddy made a bracket to utilize a Heineken can.

That's classic :) 
But hey, whatever works.

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Re: What do you use for a Coolant Recovery Tank?
« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2008, 12:32:57 AM »
My battery is in the trunk. Frees up a lot of room.

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Re: What do you use for a Coolant Recovery Tank?
« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2008, 04:38:51 AM »
My car has a plastic soda-pop bottle. Just slipped in next to the radiator end tank. Fits and no bracket required.
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