Pressure relief on '36 852 radiator

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02 Jul 2022 22:23 #45607 by Lammster1
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My 852 has what appears to be a Farm and Fleet vented fuel tank cap on the radiator.
I have seen r-1 radiator caps listed as an replacement. They are not vented. What is recommended pressure relief for the cooling system, and is there a consensus replacement for the original, and if so, who sells them?
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02 Jul 2022 22:43 #45608 by Curt Schulze
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The original caps had one 'ear' and are cad plated. I have one in stock if you need it.

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03 Jul 2022 04:43 #45609 by mikespeed35
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The cooling system is not a pressurized system from the factory.
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03 Jul 2022 12:10 #45610 by Lammster1
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Hi Mike,
It is understandable then , that a fuel cap might have worked in a pinch.
So , unlike today, checking coolant is an important part of daily startup.
Live and learn
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03 Jul 2022 20:57 #45611 by Curt Schulze
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Check post below.

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01 Aug 2022 22:51 #45780 by johnmereness
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You should not be loosing too much coolant - the level is usually just around the bottom of the filler neck or just below the filler neck - you can put the hood into the area between the cowl vent and the cowl and then get a flashlight and your head into the filler neck to see the level (putting the hood in the hood holders on the radiator support bars will not allow enough room to see into the radiator).  If you fill too high it will just upchuck the coolant via the overflow.  I would not run a pressurized cap on it as you want the system to remain an open one.   If you live in a large city and worried about heat then a flex fan helps albeit if you have a supercharged car I have not found a flex fan that will fit.   A nice rebuilt engine generally runs 180-ish and gives you a good period of time to deal with traffic prior to getting too hot (but car tends to creep up at long term idle when stuck in traffic to get worrisome).  

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