343 (1927) RADIATOR LIFE EXTENTION

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SSMcDonald
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343 (1927) RADIATOR LIFE EXTENTION

Post by SSMcDonald » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:48 am

My 343-290 (1927) touring car radiator developed two weeping leaks. I went on the internet and then as suggested added a couple of tablespoons of pepper (coarse preferred). Thinking about my honeycomb radiator surviving, I went further. I bought a super glue that has a brush. After drying the affected spots that weeped, I inserted the brush in those holes and surrounding several times, coating the interior with super glue. I let that dry. Then I brushed satin black over the repair. The leaks appear to be gone and unrecognizable.
2. I visited Henry's radiator shop in Tallahassee to talk with Ronald, the grandson of this three generation radiator shop. I recommend Ronald to you with radiator problems (850-222-5468, 1423 N.Monroe, Tallahassee, FL). He liked my ideas but warned me that the square honeycomb of my Packard is NOT AVAILABLE, so to be careful. We talked about Barrs stop leak. He said, don't use it. Then he said the oil in Barrs is water soluble. Strain the pellets out of the Barrs and add the oil. It prevents rust and lubricates the water pump. Who'd-a-thunk it? Any machine shop can sell you water soluble oil to add to your radiator if you cannot find a 4oz jar of Barrs

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