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johna

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Re: re-visiting the cast iron radiator cooling for the 6/1
« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2011, 08:08:00 AM »
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Thanks for the welcome.  So how does your creation work?  Is there enough air circulation without a fan?
John

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Re: re-visiting the cast iron radiator cooling for the 6/1
« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2011, 11:51:39 AM »
Iíve refurbished several of the cast iron rads. All of them had lots of scale/rust buildup in them. If you fill them with hot water and radiator cleaner you can get a lot of crud out. If you build a right angle tip for a pressure washer you can get up inside the sections. Be warned though, a right angle tip can be dangerous to use and will jump out of your hands easily.

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Re: re-visiting the cast iron radiator cooling for the 6/1
« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2011, 08:51:40 PM »
Can you use veggie oil as the coolant and then draw it as your fuel ??
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Re: re-visiting the cast iron radiator cooling for the 6/1
« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2011, 09:49:15 PM »
I think the engine would overheat as VO won't transfer the heat away from the engine nearly fast enough.  Maybe if you had a hefty circulating pump, and a MASSIVE radiator.........
-Brett

1982 300SD, 1995 Suburban 6.5, 1994 F250, R170, Metro 6/ sold :( , Witte CD-12 ..... What else can I run on WVO?