[DeTomaso] Coolant amount

JDeRyke at aol.com JDeRyke at aol.com
Tue Feb 8 20:23:46 EST 2011

In a message dated 2/8/11 10:50:42 AM, MikeLDrew at aol.com writes:

> That is a beautiful idea!  Jack suggested it here years ago, and I 
> immediately bought the necessary hardware, but didn't install it until just last 
> week.  I plan to never have water dribbling all over my lower valence, 
> again!
> Here's a photo of my implementation: 
> http://www.poca.com/index.php/gallery/?g2_itemId=28741
> The hose runs the full width of the radiator and just lays on top of the 
> crossmember, secured loosely with a zip tie near the end.  When it comes 
> time to drain the radiator, all I have to do is fish out the hose and let it 
> hang into a bucket.  It's a thing of beauty. Thanks Jack!

There are quite a few Panteras that have rusted out valences and also the 
radiator core-support crossmember from water dripping into the area during 
radiator drainings, then staying there forever. A 'remote-drain' sort of thing 
can help avoid this problem, which requires almost total front-end 
disassembly and welding to replace the rusty parts. Besides, as Mike says, its kind 
of elegant once you get the line in place. Cheers- J Deryke

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