Pressure relief on '36 852 radiator

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03 Aug 2022 12:10 #45801 by Lammster1
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Thanks for your response, John,
I did install a non-pressurized cap and it seems to be running fine. I checked the radiator temp on a hot Chicago day with an infrared heat gun. The radiator seems to run about 185⁰F with no hot spots, and a 10-15⁰F difference from top to bottom.

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06 Aug 2022 03:45 #45812 by mikespeed35
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In my opinion 180+ is too hot. Car should be running 160 with a 160 stat. I also use a 6 bladed fan from Summit. Rad. should be cooling 20 to 25 degrees top to bottom. That is my experiance with my 35 Auburn. My L-29 Cord runs this temp. also.
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06 Aug 2022 03:57 #45813 by mikespeed35
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I should add that the rad. core on my 35 Auburn has been replaced with a high efficiency core and the L-29 Cord has a high efficiency core and made thicker. I don't like to screw around with overheating cars!!!
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06 Aug 2022 14:42 #45818 by Curt Schulze
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Mike, did those rad. cores come from the UK ?

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09 Aug 2022 04:05 #45832 by mikespeed35
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No, local rad. shops. Nothing special, just more fins and tubes. Granted it was 15 to 20 years ago. Also have always used Rad. filters.
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09 Aug 2022 13:14 #45834 by Curt Schulze
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Mike, so these are modern cores as opposed to the original 'honeycomb' variety ?

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