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Shiny is Good! => General Pinto Talk => Topic started by: DreamBean on August 13, 2012, 06:06:24 PM

Title: Crazy Question?
Post by: DreamBean on August 13, 2012, 06:06:24 PM
 Does anyone know how much water pressure is coming out of the water pump going into the heater core? The reason that I am asking is that I am experimenting with a project for my 76.
Title: Re: Crazy Question?
Post by: postalpony on August 13, 2012, 06:41:47 PM
Tommy--  In my old hilljack mind, I think--no that can't be right.
I thought that the pressure would be the same as the radiator cap;
but as it is a closed system it wouldn't exert that pressure in the loop
to the heater.   Hell I ain't got no idea so there.
              Give Sherry a big hug from me     Pops
Title: Re: Crazy Question?
Post by: Norman Bagi on August 13, 2012, 06:45:41 PM
I have no idea, but I would just install a Tee with a pressue guage if i needed to know.  Just need some hose clamps, maybe 3/8" black fittings, a couple of nipples and a guage.
Yeh and give Sherry a hug from the bagi's too!
Title: Re: Crazy Question?
Post by: Pinto5.0 on August 13, 2012, 06:47:25 PM
Stock caps are 13 psi so less than 20 even at boiling point.
Title: Re: Crazy Question?
Post by: DreamBean on August 14, 2012, 05:47:47 PM
Pops, It's a heck of a question. Norm, That's a good idea. I gotta try that this weekend. Pinto5.0, I was thinking around 20 psi. 
I am kinda knee deep in an Experiment and was just wondering.