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Re: New Cooling System what to use?
« Reply #15 on: September 24 2020, 09:01:28 PM »
Evapro-rust is awesome.  But it's expensive as hell and sucks when you dilute it.

Molasses is a lot cheaper
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Re: New Cooling System what to use?
« Reply #16 on: September 25 2020, 12:06:50 PM »
Dave I just ordered one from them because Glen at Highway Stars won't ship to Canada anymore. I told them that I get stuff monthly from Rock Auto & now GBody but they said no. It was stock replacement for 50% of what GBody charged me. I was going to ship to Orlando first then here but in the end that's not worth the hassle. The shiny & no nipple should look pretty decent.

I do like the Rust stuff looks like it may be good for Metal Prep before paint coatings.  :cheers:

I have a spray can of rust stop I used a while back on Metal Furniture that you just spray onto the rust & it makes it paintable. I remember ingredients said tannic acid from plants. Came from Canuck Tire in automotive section & it's about $12-$13 a can.
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Re: New Cooling System what to use?
« Reply #17 on: September 25 2020, 12:14:40 PM »
The GBody ones without the throttlebody outlets are nice...and pricey but, still nice
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Re: New Cooling System what to use?
« Reply #18 on: September 25 2020, 03:46:23 PM »
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David,donít be a cheap bugger! 😉
Youíre spent a bundle on the car and replaced the radiator , Heater so why not replace the steel coolant line with a stainless steel unit .
youíll never have to worry about it again !
Iím with Steve on this one, I run Prestone antifreeze Plus RMI 25 and have so for years with no ill effects 👍
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Re: New Cooling System what to use?
« Reply #19 on: September 27 2020, 09:48:42 PM »
Way to much thinking going on.
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Re: New Cooling System what to use?
« Reply #20 on: September 28 2020, 01:15:48 AM »
No kidding
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Re: New Cooling System what to use?
« Reply #21 on: September 28 2020, 09:05:28 AM »
It never ceases to amaze me how guys love to complicate these cars.
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Re: New Cooling System what to use?
« Reply #22 on: September 28 2020, 02:46:32 PM »
What gets me is how selective it is.

Wars have been waged with the amount of emotion behind brand names (not weights) of oil, yet nobody gives a shit about brand of transmission fluid.    Mobil1 'destroys engines' but Wal*Mart (where I get mine) is fine ATF, nobody cares.

  Then, you got the guys that change the oil every 300 miles, or once a month, and probably still has the original brake fluid in the car from the 80's.    And nobody gives a crap about gear dope brand or weight or type.    (There are the 'experts' that say you have to run posi-additive on a 150,000 G80...   They just don't know why.   And I never run whale snot in my G80. It's too worn to need it. ESP with my synthetic dope).


   The cooling system can sometimes we worse than oil.   If a car runs hot because the radiator is clogged the solution is NOT to install a non-clogged radiator....     You have to have some hi-dollar all aluminum wizbang radiator that can keep the ISS cool when out sun goes supernova. 

   Oh and you have to have a cooling fan that pulls 1000amps and sucks harder than a Thai hooker....    too cool down the 15hp a car makes at idle.     None of that heat comes from the Massive parasitic drag from the 10,000 amp alternator blowing through the 16 gauge charge lead...


     ...even though the grill opening is always the same size and air still weighs the same 8/100#/ft3.



  To quote Travis W. Redfish (Meatloaf) from the movie ''Roadie''...     ''Things will work if you just let 'em''.
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Re: New Cooling System what to use?
« Reply #23 on: September 29 2020, 10:42:20 AM »
Even jegs and summit would go under if they didn't have a trick of the month to sell. Everybody has to make a living. 
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Re: New Cooling System what to use?
« Reply #24 on: September 29 2020, 12:34:46 PM »
 "sucks harder than a Thai hooker.... "  CLASSIC  :icon_lol: :icon_lol: :icon_lol: :icon_lol:
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Re: New Cooling System what to use?
« Reply #25 on: September 29 2020, 12:48:54 PM »
I was a Buick vendors worst nitemare. I was one of these guys who dragged the most from the least.
109 235 Cubic Inch Stock Stroke Balanced Rotating Assembly
Stock Crank
TRW .030 Pistons
Stock Rods
Stock Timing Chain/Gears
212/212 Flat Tappet Cam
JB Racing Heads
Stock Rockers
5.7 TT Race Chip
Built 2004R
AC 16930
6262 JB

6.72 at 104.67-25 PSI

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