How to make yer own coolant expansion tank
Posted 24 July 2009 - 03:41 PM
Very few items are needed for this little project...
A few zip ties
I used a 1.75 liter jug. Anything larger may not fit in the space next to the 521 rad.
Next thing I did was drill a hole in the jug lid, slightly smaller than the tubing
On the end of tubing that is going into the jug I cut an angle piece out just to be sure it sucks out coolant.
I inserted tube into jug on one end and the small pipe under rad cap on other end. I did not use the small clamp, used a zip tie instead.
Secured tank with one tie at the top and I may put one on the bottom but, it fits pretty snug in there so we will see what happens.
Total time for install was meybe 15 minutes. After install I drove it around for 20 minutes and it seems pretty secure. Total cost including the lemonade jug was $6.
I decided to leave the labels on the jug, my Datto likes lemonade.
I'm a witless bastard.
Posted 24 July 2009 - 04:50 PM
Still it's a great idea to prevent waste. I did this on my 521 back in the day.
Edited by datzenmike, 24 July 2009 - 04:58 PM.
Posted 24 July 2009 - 09:03 PM
You shut up. You're not helping
Not super hard. You just gotta know the right people. You now know the right people. Welcome to Ratsun.
Fresco historia, hermano.
Posted 25 July 2009 - 05:52 PM
"Shiny! Lets be bad guys!"
I have seen the way of the trunk, and it is good.
1973 Datsun 620 L20B, another 73 620 L20B, 1978 Datsun 620 KC parted
Monroe Rabbit Rescue. even VW Rabbits need love!
Posted 26 July 2009 - 11:32 AM
On the coolant bottle, I went a little different route with mine. I found one from a 91 honda accord, took the bracket too. It is mounted in factory holes to the core support, by drilling two new holes in the bottle bracket and using a couple of washers as spacers to keep from smashing the rib/bump in the back of the honda bracket. Bumps can be seen in the second pic.
Couple of pics...
I was more interested in an appearance that looked factory for mine.
Link to my yello620
Posted 10 August 2009 - 02:20 AM
Posted 10 August 2009 - 06:49 AM
Get creative people!
1973 2-door 510 build thread
Posted 16 August 2009 - 12:49 PM
the first rule of Ratsun is you don't talk about Ratsun... no wait thats fight club.....
....the first rule of Ratsun is PICS OR BAN!
its like pikachu cuz its always his go to, the ol relaiable, looks cute kicks ass on the reg. and the 610 is charizard.... when ya really need to lay down some shit. lol - skib
Posted 18 August 2009 - 01:36 PM
haha good form....
mine's made from a Sauza tequila bottle! only some tequila left...
You know liquor is the home treatment for antifreeze ingestion? lol Just fyi.
Cudos to fisch too, I agree and thats my plan. To get my girls fam to send me some crazy shit no one here will have seen let alone have.
Edited by 72240z, 18 August 2009 - 01:40 PM.