Let's see your coolant overflow/recirc tanks

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  1. Kboss87

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    I hate the giant stock overflow tank. I already relocated the CCRM and I'd like to see some examples of what people did to get rid of the stock overflow tank.
     
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    I didn't take a picture of it (because I'm an idiot) but last Saturday, at a car show with Tyler, we saw an old Chevy truck with a super soaker bottle for an overflow tank. Not saying that you should go that route, just thought it was cool.

    There was also a riced out civic with a rockstar can as their overflow tank. But that's not nearly as cool as the super soaker bottle.
     
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    whiplash473 Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

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    My cousin's setup on his '32 Chevy

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    And my buddy's setup on his '94 GT

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    Sent from bored/stroked HTC One
     
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    I have the same canton aluminum tank that is going back in my build. I am adding a methanol tank for the snow kit that will go on top of my radiator and the overflow tank will be hanging off of it to hopefully make it a little cleaner but I know what you mean about it not being the best looking.
     
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    now that I think about it the meth tank I am making could work of course as an overflow and would both clean up the bay the way you want while keeping access to it easy. I started off with a 2 x 4" piece of extruded structural aluminum (1/8" thick wall) that was 25" long and then welded some ends on it. The ends double as the mounts for the radiator and like I said it sit right on top of the radiator.
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    I think all told I have maybe $50 in parts into it.
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    And I was a little surprised to calculate that it will hold just under a gallon.
     
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    Just an idea, is there anyway you could reconfigure your washer fluid tank into an expansion tank. It's mostly hidden, and easy access. I know I hardly use mine
     
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    The days of super soakers! I have two at my parents house still...kind of tempting lol

    Wow you have a whole lot of custom stuff going on in your engine bay.

    I actually did come across a thread where someone mentioned that they did this. I don't think it would be too hard. just install a fitting on the bottom and ensure its sealed up tight. My only concern with this is that its part of our state inspection process here that the windshield washer works.
     
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    The expansion tank doesn't need sealed up. The stock ones have a vent hole at the very top.

    That sucks about the inspection. Is that an annual thing or just a 1 time?
     
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    I just meant seal up the fitting in the bottom so it doesnt leak. Its an annual inspection. I have a friend with an inspection license anyway, so its still an option. The more I think about it, the more I'm thinking this is the best route.

    Thanks for the idea!
     
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    After months of running around with a hose stuffed in a Rockstar can, I picked up one of these with my last summit order

    http://www.summitracing.com/parts/sum-g1472/overview/

    I too have relocated my CCRM, I ended up using one existing hole in the fan shroud and drilling a hole for the lower bolt. Also allows you to get rid of the lower mounting plate for the stock tank (which is surprisingly heavy for its size). I considered hiding it behind the bumper but couldn't come up with a good way to do it without spending more fab time than it was worth to me to get it there. I'll see if I can snag a pic in the daylight tomorrow.