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Crazy Question?
« 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.
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Re: Crazy Question?
« Reply #1 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.
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Re: Crazy Question?
« Reply #2 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.
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Re: Crazy Question?
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2012, 06:47:25 PM »
Stock caps are 13 psi so less than 20 even at boiling point.
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Re: Crazy Question?
« Reply #4 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.
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