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Rob Patterson
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Cooling system capacity

Post by Rob Patterson » Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:43 pm

Can someone, anyone, give me an approximation of this cooling system capacity please.
Its a '25 block with a Waukesha Ricardo head and a 1915 Brassworks Radiator.
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Rob
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Re: Cooling system capacity

Post by Matt in California » Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:22 pm

Rob,
I am not sure what units you would like your answer in. But I would imagine that that system would have the capacity to cool one Model T engine. :D :roll:

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Re: Cooling system capacity

Post by ewdysar » Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:26 am

Hi Rob,

From the 1923 Ford Dealers’ Data Book:
Cooling system contains exactly 2 gallons 7-1/2 pints of water.
Radiator contains exactly 2 gallons of water.

Since you describe a combination of various parts, 3 gallons should be enough to fill your system from dry. I would hold back about a pint to see where the system settles after driving for a few miles and then add as needed to zero in on the proper operating level.

Keep crankin’
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Re: Cooling system capacity

Post by Rob Patterson » Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:35 am

Thanks Eric,
I've now got it sorted.
Cheers,
Rob
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