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I have a coolant resevoir overflow "jug" literally bolted by a coat hanger where my windshield wiper fluid container should be. (Dont ask, the car came like that) I just picked up a new windshield washer fluid plastic container, and had an idea to use that as the overflow resevoir for the radiator. Has anyone ever done this? Will it work?
 

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Seems like a good idea if you can route it so that it is not so obvious. You won't have any way to wash your windshield if you hit a big bug on the road, though. If it's not a daily driver, that's not a big problem.
Not a daily driver and never driven in the rain, if I can help it at least. I did a search, but only found one thread on this, but it wasnt too detailed...
 

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Yes, I use a reproduction FoMoCo black washer bag for mine. I wanted the original look of the bag, but saw no need for washer jets. The bag has been fine with no leaks or other problems, and running standard black hose makes it fairly inconspicuous.
 

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If you're not worried about looking original, Get a dual res tank and have both. I used one from a 88 Ford Ranger, mounted same place as the bag on my son's. Pump is in the tank.
 

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If you're not worried about looking original, Get a dual res tank and have both. I used one from a 88 Ford Ranger, mounted same place as the bag on my son's. Pump is in the tank.
+1. I did the same thing on the '66. One side of the reservoir holds washer fluid, and the other is an overflow. Here's one on ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1988-Ford-Truck-Coolant-Washer-Fluid-Reservoir-OEM-G132-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem20b53a010fQQitemZ140479430927QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories
 

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You should probably make sure you disconnect your washer pump if you do that. You don't want to accidentally spray antifreeze on your windshield when you're cruising down the highway.
 

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I would be concerned that the hot coolant would damage to seams and it would leak.
 

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You should probably make sure you disconnect your washer pump if you do that. You don't want to accidentally spray antifreeze on your windshield when you're cruising down the highway.
So THATS what has been smearing up my windshield. John--Las Vegas.
 

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I have the battery in the trunk and mounted a dual reservoir where the battery use to be. I think the reservoir was from an 80's Mustang or Escort, obviously not stock looking but the reservoir does have the FORD logo.
 

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If you would not overfill the radiator and let it reach the properly level about an inch below the top, it would not puke on you and you would not need a puke tank.

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If you would not overfill the radiator and let it reach the properly level about an inch below the top, it would not puke on you and you would not need a puke tank.

Dave
True, but if you race you must have an overflow tank.
 

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If you would not overfill the radiator and let it reach the properly level about an inch below the top, it would not puke on you and you would not need a puke tank.

Dave
On your 68 do you still have the overflow tube running down the side of the radiator?
 
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