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by Davidm
Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Need needle valve 1920 Cadillac
Replies: 4
Views: 8468

Re: Need needle valve 1920 Cadillac

I have experienced a sticking Viton tipped needle valve. Sometime ago I fitted a low pressure electric fuel pump to a 1920's Packard for use only when vapor lock occurred. It bypassed the vacuum tank. I fitted a Viton tip to the float needle valve to avoid flooding when the pump was in use. After th...
by Davidm
Mon Jan 02, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Waterless Coolant: for Brass-Era Cars?
Replies: 7
Views: 10106

Re: Waterless Coolant: for Brass-Era Cars?

Phil,
More searching on line reveals this comment on the Evans web site: "Not suitable for engines using thermo-syphon cooling systems"

Refer this web site under the heading "Application: http://www.evanscoolants.co.uk/Coolants ... c_cool_180

David
by Davidm
Sun Jan 01, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Waterless Coolant: for Brass-Era Cars?
Replies: 7
Views: 10106

Re: Waterless Coolant: for Brass-Era Cars?

Good question, my comment was based on the experiences of a friend who tried it in a small English car that did not have a water pump. He checked with the local supplier and was told that it was only suitable for cars with water pumps. I could not find this disclaimer on the web site. I quick search...
by Davidm
Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:30 am
Forum: Restoration Tips & Advice
Topic: Waterless Coolant: for Brass-Era Cars?
Replies: 7
Views: 10106

Re: Waterless Coolant: for Brass-Era Cars?

Phil,
I believe you will find that the Evans Waterless Coolant is not suitable for cars that rely on thermo-syphon cooling. The car must have a water pump otherwise the coolant will not circulate.
David