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What are you restromod guys using for a radiator overflow reservoir? I saw a stainless steel one in a mustang's plus ad recently that looked slick - anybody ever see it on a car? I was thinking of making my own out of 2 or 3 inch round aluminum tubing. I'd like to hear (or see) what other ideas are out there.
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I just picked up a overflow at the local mustang parts dealer. It's just a poly container that nothing special or eye catching, but functional (and required for NHRA tracks).....

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I recently put on a polished stainless steel overflow cylinder and mounted it on the radiator/shroud flange. Works great. Don't forget you also need a radiator cap that seals both the upper and lower areas of the fill spout.

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I bought one of the Mustang Plus cylinder tanks and it looks sharp! Sorry don't have a picture.
Charles 65_67,I didn't change my cap. Why do I need to seal off upper and lower areas of spout? Please explain.

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I think it's for a "recovery" system. An overflow bottle just catches the excess that get's dumped out. with the proper rad cap the excess that gets dumped out is drawn back in once the radiator cools. For a recovery system the coolant level is usually higher than if it wasn't a revovery system - with the stock rad cap, the coolant level is 1" below the cap. Put in more an it gets dumped out the overflow hose. With a recovery system you can fill to the top of the radiator opening and put the recovery rad cap on and it shuffles coolant to the tank and back. My dad stuffed a recovery system on the '65 Wagon and it works great.

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