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Old 10-27-2009, 11:02 PM   #41
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But it looks like azzz... I might have one of my welding buddies fab up a simple cylinder from stainless or aluminum sheet.. Polish that bitch up and get some blue silicone hose and mount it somewhere... or what if I used a big red bull can and ran the hose into it? Oh yes that's what I'll do... pics to come
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Old 10-28-2009, 10:43 AM   #42
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Or you could just buy a new stock one.
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Old 10-28-2009, 10:45 AM   #43
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Or you could just buy a new stock one.
I already have one... Did you read any of the posts?
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Old 10-28-2009, 10:58 AM   #44
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A new one would be shinier
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Old 10-28-2009, 11:55 AM   #45
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If you have any left over tubing from an intercooler or IM build just cut a length of that, weld some end caps on it and drill and tap some holes for fittings, make one fitting a breather, the other have a line on it that goes to the bottom, done.
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Old 10-28-2009, 12:32 PM   #46
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Why don't I just get some chrome spray paint and make it REALLY shiny I like that idea about the IC pipe, it would prolly be cheaper to use some this aluminum sheet, and just weld a simple box up and polish the **** out of it to match my intake manifold...
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Old 10-28-2009, 03:46 PM   #47
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If you have any left over tubing from an intercooler or IM build just cut a length of that, weld some end caps on it and drill and tap some holes for fittings, make one fitting a breather, the other have a line on it that goes to the bottom, done.
I think that is a pretty good idea.

If you want the ghetto look, I have seen many $30,000+ race cars using an empty dish soap bottle mounted upside down with the overflow hose going into the bottom of the bottle. If it is too full, just pop the cap and drain.
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Old 10-28-2009, 05:10 PM   #48
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I think that is a pretty good idea.

If you want the ghetto look, I have seen many $30,000+ race cars using an empty dish soap bottle mounted upside down with the overflow hose going into the bottom of the bottle. If it is too full, just pop the cap and drain.

that doesnt sound so smart especially since it will create quite a bit of pressure inside when coolant rushes into it.
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that doesnt sound so smart especially since it will create quite a bit of pressure inside when coolant rushes into it.
The tube going into the bottle is loose, so there is no preasure build up. It is just a catch can so water is not spilled on the track.
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Old 10-28-2009, 05:40 PM   #50
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oh i see well something you can do is just put the hose inside the bottle through the top instead of drilling holes and so forth.

You can also use PVC for the plumbing section at home depot or ace hardware.
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oh i see well something you can do is just put the hose inside the bottle through the top instead of drilling holes and so forth.
I think you missed the part where the cap is used as a drain valve.
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yeah i was thinking of simply mounting the bottle upwards instead of drilling an extra hole.
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Yeah, drilling is hard work.
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Yeah, drilling is hard work.

no but it screws with the strength of the bottle and those bottles are very thin
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Yeah, it's important to maintain complete structural integrity of the detergent bottle.
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Yeah, it's important to maintain complete structural integrity of the detergent bottle.
yes its some serious business

but on a +30k race car i assume it would be pulling some strong Gs.
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Well to bring this back from the dead, I ended up making a overflow tank from some 2" ABS pipe and some hose fittings. It does the job it's supposed to, plus my engine bay looks so much better! I just zip tied it to the little bumper support rod and my IC piping. It doesn't wiggle around at all. I'll have some pics of the bay up later in the week when it warms up and I can get it outside to wash it I used a 6" piece of hose going back out to allow pressure bildup to escape.

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It's an NA i know... but need money for the boost :P
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3 years, 10 months, 6 days. Not quite a record, but respectable.

Why the frowny face for San Jose? I lived in Santa Clara for a while, and though it ain't San Diego, you could do a lot worse.

Ever been to the Original Gravity Public House downtown on 1st St? If you like good beer and good sausage, I highly recommend it. We were just talking about them in the duck-fat thread.
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The frowny face is for california, and their uber strict carb emissions :(
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