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Old 05-24-2019, 07:43 PM
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I own a 1955 Dodge Royal with a 270 V8. Right now my temp guage is not functional, If I top off my radiator to full and run the car eventually it will start pukeing coolant out the overflow tube. And my coolant level gets low, would making and overflow tank be helpfull?
Old 05-25-2019, 08:30 AM
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In 1955, that was how the system was designed to work. The radiator isn't 'full to the top' like you are used to on modern cars. There is a bit of an air gap, to allow for expansion as the coolant warms. Maybe get an IR thermometer, and see what temp your engine is actually running at. (or, fix the temp gauge. )

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