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Here's my coolant filter. It's made from garden hose repair parts from Home Depot. It uses a gasket with a screen as the "filter". Not as efficient at filtering as a spin-on filter, but certainly easy on the pocket book and quick to install. The brass parts are quality machined parts, the hose clamps are stainless steel. If it clogs, only my heater lines will get clogged, not the radiator hoses cooling the motor. Filters are cheap, easy to install, and easy to store.

Try reloading if the photo doesn't come up (previewed fine...)

http://members.fortunecity.com/mlnielsen/heater_filter.JPG

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1967 Acapulco Blue coupe
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LeCarra, Alpine in-dash CD
http://www.geocities.com/mlnielsen_67/index.htm
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</font color=blue><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by mlnielsen on 04/07/01 11:28 PM (server time).</FONT></P>
 

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Can't get the picture to come up... does it mount inside the hose, or do you have to cut the hose?
I have a Gano that required cutting the hose. It works great, but really wish it was "hidden" inside.


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That's funny (not really). I copied the "Markup" code from the FAQ. I copied and pasted my URL in. My code is the same as other's which work. Not quite sure how I should change it. I never quite get this web stuff right do I? haha

No, it's not hidden, but I'll put that on my list

Anyway, here's the URL:

http://www.geocities.com/mlnielsen_67/heater_filter.JPG

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1967 Acapulco Blue coupe
302 4V, C4, 9" 3.25:1
Torq-Thrust "D" 225-60-14
1968 PDB, Corbeau
LeCarra, Alpine in-dash CD
http://www.geocities.com/mlnielsen_67/index.htm
WEBSITE UPDATED 3/25/01
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Very Good idea..............
How often do you clean the filter and what size particles of trash are you finding trapped?

Rob
 

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Hmm... Sounds like time to redo and move my website...

Hear any +s or -s about Fortunecity.com? They offer 100MB free.

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1967 Acapulco Blue coupe
302 4V, C4, 9" 3.25:1
Torq-Thrust "D" 225-60-14
1968 PDB, Corbeau
LeCarra, Alpine in-dash CD
http://www.geocities.com/mlnielsen_67/index.htm
WEBSITE UPDATED 3/25/01
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OK, I moved it to Fortunecity.com to try them out.

Does it work now?

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302 4V, C4, 9" 3.25:1
Torq-Thrust "D" 225-60-14
1968 PDB, Corbeau
LeCarra, Alpine in-dash CD
http://www.geocities.com/mlnielsen_67/index.htm
WEBSITE UPDATED 3/25/01
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I wish I put something like that on my dad's coupe, his heater core is all plugged up! The radiator hose filter is good because it prevents the radiator from being clogged up - used to spend $75 every 6th month to have the radiator rodded out. After two weeks of cleaning the Gano filter every day it goes for months with out clogging. Then the plastic part spontaneously busted and coolant went flying everywhere.

Good idea, let us know how it works out when you install it.

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Dean T

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According to the jag-lovers.org, they had the same problem with the plastic Gano filters. Gano offers replacement plastic housings as well as a metal housing. Jag-lovers.org also made a hardware store radiator hose filter using a PVC union and some sort of screen material. I think Summit or Jegs sells a billet aluminum one, as well as Mr. Gasket. The Jag guys have some pretty good ideas over there, you should check them out.

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1967 Acapulco Blue coupe
302 4V, C4, 9" 3.25:1
Torq-Thrust "D" 225-60-14
1968 PDB, Corbeau
LeCarra, Alpine in-dash CD
http://www.geocities.com/mlnielsen_67/index.htm
WEBSITE UPDATED 3/25/01
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Whats wrong with a piece of old stocking(panty hose)over the top tank inlet ???

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I went to the Jag site....I think the sock screen is a good
idea also....

Thanks for enlightening me with your knowledge..

Rob
 
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